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Top 10 concrete contractors in Costa Mesa, CA

Homeowners agree: these Costa Mesa concrete companies are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Dreamscapes By M.G.R.

Dreamscapes By M.G.R.

4.9Exceptional(9)
1 hire on HomeGuide
30+ years in business
Serves Costa Mesa, CA
Jeff N. says, " We recently bought our first home out in Irvine about 6 months ago. It was ready to move in except for the backyard which was in pretty rough shape. My wife has always wanted a pool so a friend recommended Dreamscapes to us. Our pool and surrounding landscape was completed last Thursday and I must say they exceeded our expectations. The two main things I was really impressed with was that they keep us involved every step of the way, which helped keep us within budget and their utilization of the backyard space. They yard is about 8,000 sq ft which is not huge but they did a really nice job of putting the pool in and some landscaped trimming. Thanks again guys!" Read more
Tavera’s Custom Landscaping

Tavera’s Custom Landscaping

New on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Costa Mesa, CA
This is Paulino from Tavera’s Custom Landscaping. i'm a contractor with 18 years old of experiment in all type of cement,pavers,tile,BBQ,Sprinkler System,Dari system, walls Artificial Grass Etc. One of my priorities is to do quality work and it is to me very important that my clients are satisfied with my work. I call my work art. That's why I love my work
Alejandro's Service

Alejandro's Service

New on HomeGuide
2+ years in business
Serves Costa Mesa, CA
Hello, my name is Ruli Santiago. Working with me can be a little hard some times because when I learn something I some times forget and ask for help and it’ll probably ignore you but I will get the hand of it afterwards. I feel like I would do an excellent job because I love working in the sun it keeps me going I like to be quick,fast,hard I personally think I’ll make your job easy for you because that’s my job it’s to make your job easier for you.

Your Concrete Installation questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does pouring concrete cost?

Pouring a concrete slab costs $6 to $12 per square foot, depending on the thickness, size, and purpose. Concrete patios are typically 4 inches thick and range from a basic broom-swept finish to complex colors, stamping, and designs.

Concrete slab garage floors, driveways, and foundations are typically 6 inches thick and require wire mesh or rebar reinforcement to make sure it's durable enough to withstand the weight of heavy vehicles or a house.

What does a concrete contractor do?

A concrete contractor builds or repairs concrete driveways, concrete foundations, concrete slabs and patios, concrete sidewalks and steps, walls, and other concrete work. Concrete pavers handle every step of the process, from site preparation to mixing and pouring the concrete. Concrete driveway contractors also provide concrete resurfacing or leveling.

What is a concrete slab?

A concrete slab is a flat, horizontal surface area that's used to pave outdoor areas or support the weight of vehicles or buildings. Most homeowners use poured or pre-cast concrete slabs for:

  • Patios
  • Driveways
  • Home foundations
  • Garage floors

How long does concrete last?

Concrete slabs, floors, and stairs typically last 30 to 50 years or over 100 years if properly sealed and maintained. Concrete cracks and may not last as long in cold climates where the ground freezes regularly. Driveways and patios are exposed to the elements and typically have shorter lifespans than foundations or garage floors that are more protected.

When should I replace a concrete slab or floor?

Small cracks or small damaged areas can be repaired or resurfaced for less than a full replacement. However, you should consider replacing concrete if it is over 40 years old or if you notice:

  • Major cracks
  • Crumbling
  • Sinking edges
  • Warping or potholes
  • Pooling water or poor drainage

How long does concrete take to dry?

Poured concrete dries in multiple stages: After 1 to 2 days, it's dry enough for a person or pet to walk on it without leaving footprints. After 1 to 2 weeks, you can drive on concrete. After 28 to 48 days, the concrete is completely dry and considered fully cured.

Can I pour a concrete slab myself?

You can pour a small concrete slab yourself as long as you plan and prepare. Concrete is difficult and costly to remove once it sets if not done properly, so be sure to take the proper precautions:

  • Make sure you have enough concrete before starting.
  • Measure and install your form carefully.
  • Wait until the weather is dry and warm before pouring.
  • Remove grass and vegetation before starting.
  • Coat the wooden for with oil or a concrete release agent for easy removal.

What's the difference between cement and concrete?

Cement and concrete are often used interchangeably, but they’re not the same thing. Cement is made mainly of limestone and is an ingredient in concrete. Concrete is a mixture of roughly 10% cement, 20% water, 30% sand, and 40% gravel.

How do I choose a concrete contractor?

Before hiring a concrete contractor near you, follow these steps:

  • Get at least three local quotes to compare.
  • Look for a licensed, bonded, insured company that have been in business 5+ years.
  • Look for concrete contractors who are experienced in pouring concrete slabs.
  • Check out their HomeGuide and Google ratings.
  • Avoid the lowest bids, which usually indicate low quality work.
  • Get an itemized quote and contract in writing.
  • Never pay in full or in cash before the job is complete.

What questions should I ask concrete contractors?

Ask these questions to find a quality concrete contractor:

  • How long have you been working with concrete?
  • Do you have pictures of similar jobs you’ve done?
  • Can I get a line-item estimate?
  • What kind of site preparation will this project require?
  • How much concrete will I need for this?
  • Should I use a pre-cast slab for this or pour it on site?
  • How thick does the concrete need to be?
  • Will you need to reinforce the concrete?
  • What does it cost to remove existing concrete?
  • Can you seal, stain, or stamp the concrete? How much will that cost?
  • How long does it take concrete to fully dry?
  • What kind of maintenance will it need?
  • Do you offer guarantees or a warranty?

Reviews for Costa Mesa concrete contractors

Recent success stories from people in the Costa Mesa area.
Alex N.
I am the owner of a 16 unit apartment complex here in Mission Viejo. We have a pool here ever since we purchased the property in 2008. However, it was never used and gotten quite dilapidated. The tile started to chip away and the flooring was becoming powdery from exposure to the weather. A friend of ours had used Dreamscapes to build the pool at their home so we gave them a call to see if they could help. They initially came out for the estimate and gave us some great ideas that would bring the recreational area to life. They proposed some cost effective landscaping to accent the pool that gave the place a whole new look. All the tiling was redone, inlets and outlets were replaced, and they even removed the awful diving board. The project was completed last Friday and our tenants there can't stop giving us compliments. I've never seen so many of our tenants out and about as I did this past weekend. Great Job Dreamscapes, keep up the good work.
Dreamscapes By M.G.R.
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