Concrete Repair and Installation – Driveways, Sidewalks, Steps, Patios, and Foundations

Do It right the first time. Need your concrete repaired or even replaced? Call the professionals at Dayco General Concrete. We’ve been in business for over 10 years and our experience shows. We’ll give you the attention and personal service you’ll come to expect and enjoy.

laying concrete driveway - DaycoGeneral.comConcrete Work

We use installation techniques recognized by the top engineers in the industry and do not take short cuts or deviate from the program. This means our customers receive the finest quality surface available.

A driveway in Minnetonka that we installed around 1990 would still look good to this day. We use the exact same procedure for driveways now as we did then. The first driveway we ever did was in 1978,  also in Minnetonka. I looked at it a couple of years ago and it’s still there holding together nicely. even with it’s age. Concrete offers much more return on investment than asphalt.

The variety of patterns, textures, and decorative finishes available for concrete is almost limitless. The best time to implement these options is during construction, so it’s definitely something to consider when considering a concrete installation. We can also add color. The aggregates can be exposed or fully covered, which can give concrete different appearances. We can ground the concrete to appear polished as well. We offer these options, some of which will help make your concrete last longer with our Minneapolis area weather. We can weaken areas of the concrete on purpose to allow controlled cracking that will allow these breaks to be where we want them. (This is why there are cracks in sidewalks.)

Concrete EntryA New Look

The owner got tired of mowing the little hill along the city sidewalk and also wanted to “jazz-up” the look of the walk to the front door.

The steps are made of MN Dolomite Glacier buff random flagging in mortar. The wall is made of 8 Chilton wallstone with minimum reveal mortar. (looks like dry stack)

The front steps feature a rounded design riser set with a straight riser band across the door front. The sidewalk flares to meet the wider stoop. The combination works very well and the stone color is picked up on the old accent Dolomite bed face around the front door.

Brick Entry DuringBelden Face Brick with NY Bluestone Caps

The crew is working on the front entryway. some of the bluestone caps have been set on the lower two risers.

The finished product is a huge improvement to the first impression of the house. the face brick colors are picked up in the door and windows. the ny bluestone has a unique beauty of it’s own, it lends itself well in many applications. we installed a new concrete slab in front of the new stoop.

Brick Concrete Entry After

Backyard Concrete Fire Pits - DaycoGeneral.comFire Pit

We installed this round fire pit area with Charcoal dyed concrete and a custom sized steel ring.  Adding color to your concrete can be like going from black and white television to color.  It can really enhance the appearance and is available in a variety of options.
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Entry way of Stone / ConcreteBlack Shale Stoop

This stoop was designed with Black Shale face brick on the risers and buttress. The tread stone and the matching caps are MN dolomite, rock faced edges on the buttress caps and smooth cut on the riser edges. Sorry about the obscured view, but by the time I returned to take the photo the owner had really went wild with the plants.


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Concrete Installation
Concrete Installation Preparations
We have invested in making concrete installation as efficient as possible. We will come prepared with the right equipment for the concrete jobs to get your job done fast, but while maintaining a high quality standard.
Brickwork on Chimney
Concrete Driveway Preparations
New Concrete Driveway Installation Preparations
Areas with winter weather concrete can be the preferred material to use for driveways.
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Fire Ring Installation
Residential Concrete Firering Installation
Stamped concrete can give you a unique look with a lower costs point. We installed this lake front fire ring for a residental client.
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Aerial View
Aerial View of Concrete Driveway
The view from the sky above one of our concrete driveway projects.
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Concrete Driveway View
Dried Concrete Driveway
The lines on the driveway were created to allow some movement in winter and eliminate cracking.
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Wet Concrete
Concrete Drying
Drying is the easist part of laying concrete driveways. It is one of the most important, there aren't second chances in making the surface just right.
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Commercial Concrete Pad
Commercial Construction of a Driveway
Some commercial jobs are done in smaller segments in order to allow business to remain open.
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Concrete Driveway Forms
Concrete Driveway Forms Being Installed
Edge forms are used to hold the concrete in place until it dries. The placement of these forms is critical to the whole procedure.
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Base Layer
Laying Concrete Driveway Base
The prepping is done and the first layer of concrete goes down manually. We work hard to ensure the concrete is consistent texture throughout and dries evenly.
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New Residential Steps
New Residential Concrete Steps
Residential homes are a great place for concrete work, although wood is more common. Concrete steps will last the test of time.
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Arial View
Arial View
Arial view of residential concrete driveway replacement.
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Entryway Step Construction
Concrete Steps Installation
We're ensuring the flat edge is completed after the form has been removed. This is an important final step in concrete installation that many times is overlooked.
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Residential Concrete Driveway
Residential Concrete Driveway
This is a new construction home with a new concrete driveway getting installed.
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Small Residential Sidewalk
Short Sideway of Concrete
Concrete is ideal for sidewalks between your home and outbuildings. It adds security while also increasing visual appeal.
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Curbed Sidewalk
Creating a curb on a sidewalk can be tricky, but our skilled techs will be able to do it right for you.
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Finished Lakeside Concrete Firepit
This is the finished product with the lakeside backyard firepit. This is going to be a clients new favorite place.
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