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An Experienced Austin, TX Concrete Work Team

At Bioscapes in Austin, TX you get a quality concrete contractor.  Our men have been in the business of concrete for decades.  If you live in the Austin area, there is a good chance the foundation of your home was poured and finished by one of our experienced tradesmen. That is not an exaggeration – we have thousands of projects under our belts, from foundations and patios to retaining walls and sidewalks. Whether you have engineered plans for a foundation or just need a small backyard patio addition; Bioscapes has got you covered!  You can rest assured knowing that our installations are done up to code, and professionally.  Our concrete work always passes code inspections.  We make sure to follow all proper government codes as well as International Residential Code (IRC Code).  We get it done right the first time.  Call us today! We look forward to earning your trust and business.

Useful Concrete Definitions and Descriptions

R.O.W. (Right of Way): Usually the first ten feet of property from the street to your actual property line.  Any work done in this area requires permitting in most cases.

Approach: The section of driveway that connects to the street/asphalt pavement.  Working/pouring a concrete approach in the city of Austin, requires a licensed Right of Way contractor.

PSI: Pounds Per Square Inch, a unit measure of pressure.

Rebar: Steel bar used to reinforce concrete. It is used to increase tensile strength and comes in varying thicknesses.  These terms are interchangeable for rebar. Ex: #3 rebar=3/8” rebar, #4 rebar=1/2” rebar, #5 rebar=5/8” rebar

Concrete Finishes:

Exposed aggregate/pebble finish: Light washing of the concrete is done to expose underlying aggregate.  Allows a more decorative look with slip resistance.

Textured Broom Finish: Can be done lightly or roughly, usually done on outdoor concrete, it is achieved by running a broom over setting concrete.  It provides slip resistance.

Smooth finish:  Done on indoor concrete, this finish gives a tight, smooth, finish which can be stained or polished as a floor. This finish is NOT slip resistant.

Concrete Stains/Dyes/Sealers:

Acid Stain: Acid stains are chemical stains with pigmentation that bind permanently to concrete.  They are available in limited colors, but final finished product gives a variegated marble look.  Will not crack, chip, or peel. 

Water based stains: Are stains with water as a base, they use a pigmentation that can penetrate the concrete but are more prone to cracking, chipping, or peeling.  The benefit of using these types of stains is that they are available in a wider variety of colors and are not as permanent as acid stains.  They also give more of a uniform look as compared to acid stains.

Acetone Dyes: Are dyes that are mixed with acetone and sprayed on to clean cured concrete with a special tank sprayer.  These dyes penetrate the concrete and are resistant to cracking, chipping, or peeling.  They also come in a larger assortment of colors compared to acid stains.  They give a variegated marble look but not as pronounced as the acid stains.

Pigmented Sealer: An acrylic solvent-based sealer with pigmentation in it.  These sealers allow coloring and sealing of concrete surfaces in one fell swoop.  They are available in a wide variety of colors and give a uniform solid paint like finish.  We highly recommend our pigmented sealer installation on new patio additions to help make all pieces of your patio look like one monolithic piece.  They are a cheaper alternative to a concrete overlay and can dress up the concrete with a very good-looking color.

Concrete Repair

At BioScapes, we always put our customers’ needs before our own.  When you schedule an estimate with BioScapes, you get a professional assessment of your existing concrete with advice on the best route of action needed to give you what you want at your budget.  Our professional assessment sometimes means a simple and cost-effective concrete repair vs a concrete demolition and repour.  Concrete repair vs a concrete demo and repour can save you thousands of dollars on your project.  We can repair concrete patios, concrete sidewalks, concrete driveways.  Unfortunately, we do not offer foundation repair currently or mud jacking.  We do, however, offer concrete resurfacing of patios, driveways, and sidewalks.  We also offer concrete patching, concrete grinding, and concrete overlay installation.  Call us to find out how we can save you money on your concrete repair!

Pricing: Pricing can be as low as a couple of hundred dollars and goes up from there depending on the work needed.

Concrete Staining/Sealing

Give your new or existing concrete a uniquely decorative look and feel for a low price. This will make any space feel more complete and inviting. Using only the highest quality stains from our local supplier, we offer concrete acid staining, acetone dye staining, pigmented sealing, and water-based staining. Depending on the type of stain you choose to use, we tailor an application process that will ensure proper absorption of your stain to your concrete. Unlike regular paint, our dyes, stains, and sealers do not crack, chip, fade, or flake and are UV resistant.

Our sealers are non-yellowing, solvent- based, high gloss, UV resistant sealers.  They are of the highest quality and enhance the color of stains. Call us for a free quote today.

Pricing: Pricing starts at $600 for small concrete patios and goes up from there.  Factors that affect price are size of concrete area needing stain, type of stain/dye/coloring/sealer requested, floor preparation (this is key to a good final product), among other small factors. 

Concrete Patios

When it comes to concrete patios, BioScapes knows exactly how to install a professional product that you'll get years of use from. We begin our patio builds by meeting with you, getting an idea of how'd you like to use your space, and determining where and in which shape you'd like your concrete patio built. We also take time to assess the quality of soil we will be building on, since improper installation can eventually result in a shifting and/or cracked concrete patio.

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Once our initial assessment is complete, we decide on which material to reinforce your concrete with. We use wire mesh, or #3 or #4 rebar in our patios depending on your intended use of the patio. We take care to tie in your concrete patio with your existing foundation by installing rebar tie-ins to keep your patio from breaking away from your foundation.

When choosing a concrete contractor, don't fall for the gimmicks and inexperience of other contractors that don't have a strong background and/or extended experience with concrete. After all, once installed, concrete will sit where it is for decades and a major or minor mistake can easily cost you thousands of dollars to repair or replace. Don't make a costly mistake – contact us for a free estimate today.

Pricing: Our concrete patio addition installations start at $1200 for small concrete patios and go up from there. Our pricing is turnkey and includes plastering around patio when necessary.

Concrete Driveways

Concrete driveway installations are another highly requested type of concrete service that we provide. They can be installed new or as additions to your existing driveway. Or perhaps you only need a few extra feet of space added to your existing driveway. Sometimes all a driveway needs is a repair and other times it needs a complete concrete demolition/demo.  When we meet with you for an estimate, we take the time to assess your current concrete and determine the best most cost-effective solution. Whatever you need, we're the team for you.

When it comes to concrete driveways, many city ordinances require that you get permits for your project. We will assess your project and determine what needs to be done to comply with your city's code. If a permit is necessary, BioScapes will take care of it. If permits are not needed, construction can begin immediately. We encourage you to give us a call to schedule an on-site estimate.

Pricing: Driveway pricing can vary widely due to differences in size, needs, permitting, and finishes.  For reference: Our driveway pricing has been as low as $1500 for custom ribbons, and as high as $15,000 for average sized residential homes.

Concrete Sidewalks

Whether you're trying to connect two spaces or keep from tracking dirt or mud into your house, a concrete sidewalk is always a good idea. BioScapes has plenty of experience installing and even repairing concrete sidewalks. Besides helping you get from point A to point B without tracking in a mess of dirt, they also provide erosion control and can act as small retaining walls to direct water if placed in the correct spot. Concrete sidewalks with curves can also add a dramatic effect to any landscape – especially when stained. Don't hesitate to contact us for a free estimate on your upcoming sidewalk project.

Pricing: Concrete sidewalk installations start as low as $500 for small sidewalks that are short in length (~10’).  Price increases as the size of the project gets bigger.

Concrete Foundations

Concrete foundations are big projects worth thousands of dollars. Selecting the wrong contractor to build the foundation for your new home can mean losing thousands of dollars. Come to the team with experience! Our pricing is extremely competitive, and our work is professional and exceptional. Because we have years of experience pouring concrete foundations in Central Texas, you can rest assured that the most important part of your new home is being built to exact specifications. We can build basic pier and beam foundations or full slab foundations. Whatever it is, give us a call and we'll be more than glad to help.

Pricing: Concrete foundation installation prices for Bioscapes have been as low as $8,000 for tiny homes and as much as $15,000 for less than average size homes in Austin, TX.

Concrete Sidewalk

Concrete Curbs/Ramps

When we say no job is too big or too small, we mean it. Some of our smaller jobs consist of building curbs and ramps. Our concrete curbs are normal street or parking lot level curbs.  Unfortunately we do not offer concrete landscape curbing at this time.  Of course, just like the rest of our work, everything is professionally installed at prices you can afford. Don't hesitate to give us a call for those small jobs like concrete curbs or concrete ramps – we'd love to assist you. 

Pricing: Average pricing for small concrete jobs is about $350 and up depending on size of job.