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Sidewalk Repair

Damaged Sidewalks

Safety Concerns

Uneven surfaces, cracks, and potholes can create tripping hazards, particularly for pedestrians with mobility challenges, the elderly, and children.


Neglected sidewalks can lead to legal issues for property owners, municipalities, and businesses if accidents occur due to their poor condition.


The appearance of sidewalks contributes to the overall visual appeal of a neighborhood. Damaged sidewalks can detract from the beauty of the surroundings.

Property Value

Well-maintained sidewalks can enhance the value of properties within a community. Conversely, neglected sidewalks can have a negative impact on property values.


Benefits of Sidewalk Repair

Safety Enhancement

Repairing sidewalks ensures a smooth and even walking surface, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries.


Well-maintained sidewalks accommodate individuals with disabilities, ensuring equal access to public spaces and services.

Community Pride

Properly repaired sidewalks contribute to a sense of pride and unity within a neighborhood, fostering a positive environment.


Timely repairs extend the lifespan of sidewalks, saving costs associated with more extensive reconstruction in the future.


Repairing a Sidewalk

Assessment and Planning

The first step in sidewalk repair is to assess the extent of the damage and identify the underlying causes. Common issues include cracks, uneven surfaces, sinking or heaving sections, and damage from tree roots or water infiltration.

Once the assessment is complete, a plan for repair is developed. This plan should consider the type and severity of damage, budget constraints, local regulations, and the desired timeline for completion.

Obtain Permits

Depending on local regulations, permits may be required for sidewalk repair projects. Obtain necessary permits from the local municipality before starting work to ensure compliance with building codes and zoning regulations.

In some cases, permission may be required from adjacent property owners if the sidewalk repair involves access to private property or impacts neighboring structures.


Before beginning repairs, prepare the work area by clearing debris, vegetation, and obstructions from the sidewalk surface.

If necessary, mark off the area to be repaired using caution tape or traffic cones to ensure safety and minimize disruption to pedestrian traffic.


For severely damaged sections of sidewalk, demolition may be necessary to remove the existing concrete or pavement. Use appropriate tools and equipment, such as jackhammers or concrete saws, to break up and remove the old material.

Exercise caution to avoid damaging adjacent structures, utilities, or underground infrastructure during the demolition process.

SubBase Preparation

After removing the damaged material, prepare the subbase by leveling the ground and compacting the soil to provide a stable foundation for the new sidewalk.

If the subbase is unstable or prone to erosion, consider adding a layer of gravel or crushed stone to improve drainage and support.

Form Installation

In some cases, formwork may be necessary to create the desired shape and dimensions for the new sidewalk section. Install wooden or metal forms along the edges of the repair area to contain the concrete during pouring and curing.

Pouring and Finishing

Once the subbase and formwork are in place, pour concrete into the repair area to form the new sidewalk section. Use a concrete mixer or wheelbarrow to transport the concrete, and pour it evenly to achieve a uniform surface.

After pouring, use a screed or bull float to level the concrete and remove excess material. Finish the surface with a trowel to create a smooth and even texture.

Curing and Protection

Allow the newly poured concrete to cure properly according to manufacturer recommendations. This typically involves covering the surface with plastic sheeting or wet curing blankets to retain moisture and promote proper hydration of the concrete.

Protect the repair area from foot traffic, vehicles, and inclement weather during the curing period to prevent damage and ensure a durable, long-lasting sidewalk.


Once the concrete has cured, remove any temporary forms, barriers, or debris from the sidewalk surface.

Clean the repair area and surrounding pavement to remove any residue or stains from the repair process, leaving the sidewalk looking neat and well-maintained.

Final Inspection

Finally, inspect the repaired sidewalk to ensure that the work meets quality standards and complies with local regulations. Address any deficiencies or issues promptly to prevent further damage and ensure safety for pedestrians.

Sidewalk Construction

Base Placement

A solid foundation is critical for the longevity of a sidewalk. Before pouring concrete, the ground should be properly prepared.  Adequate base preparation helps prevent settling, cracking, and uneven surfaces over time.

Concrete Mix

The concrete mix used for sidewalks should be appropriate for the local climate and conditions. The right mix ensures that the concrete will withstand freeze-thaw cycles, temperature fluctuations, and heavy pedestrian traffic.

Expansion Joints

Expansion joints are gaps intentionally created in the concrete at regular intervals to allow for natural expansion and contraction due to temperature changes. These joints help prevent cracks from forming as the concrete shifts.


Quality Materials and Quality Workmanship



Cement is a fine powder made from limestone, clay, and other minerals. It is a binding agent that, when mixed with water and aggregates, forms the paste that hardens and binds the concrete mix.


Aggregates are granular materials like sand, gravel, crushed stone, or recycled concrete. They provide strength and volume to the concrete mixture.


Admixtures are chemicals added to the concrete mix to modify its properties. They can enhance workability, reduce water content, accelerate or retard setting time, and improve durability.


Reinforcement materials, such as steel bars (rebar) or fibers, are often added to concrete to increase its tensile strength and prevent cracking.

Asphalt Binder

Asphalt binder is a sticky, black, and viscous petroleum-based substance. It acts as a glue to hold the aggregate particles together in asphalt pavement. There are different types of asphalt binders, including hot mix asphalt (HMA) and cold mix asphalt (CMA).

Fillers & Modifiers

Fillers, such as mineral dust or fine sand, may be added to asphalt mixes to improve their properties. Modifiers, like polymers or rubber, can enhance asphalt’s flexibility, durability, and resistance to cracking.

Aggregate Gradation

The specific grading and size distribution of aggregates are crucial for the performance of asphalt. A well-graded mix ensures proper compaction and durability.

Anti-Stripping Agents

Anti-stripping agents are additives that help prevent moisture-related damage by improving the adhesion between the asphalt binder and the aggregates..

Asphalt Recycling Agents

These agents facilitate the reuse of old asphalt pavement materials in new mixes, promoting sustainability and reducing waste..


Similar to concrete, asphalt can also benefit from the addition of fibers, such as polyester or glass fibers, to enhance its toughness and resistance to cracking..

The Washington State Masonry Compnay

Why Choose Us?


Our company boasts extensive experience and expertise in concrete and asphalt repair, with a proven track record of successfully completing projects of varying sizes and complexities.

Quality Workmanship

We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality workmanship, utilizing the latest techniques, tools, and materials to ensure durable and long-lasting repairs.

Custom Solutions

We understand that every repair project is unique, which is why we offer customized solutions tailored to meet the specific needs and requirements of our clients.

Timely Service

We prioritize efficiency and timely service, striving to complete repair projects on schedule and minimize disruption to our clients’ daily operations or routines.

Competitive Pricing

Our competitive pricing ensures that clients receive exceptional value for their investment, with transparent pricing and no hidden costs.

Customer Satisfaction

Customer satisfaction is our top priority. We are committed to delivering superior service, exceeding expectations, and building long-term relationships with our clients.

LIcensed and Insured

Our company is fully licensed and insured, providing peace of mind and assurance that repair projects are conducted safely and in compliance with regulations.

Proven Track Record

  • With a history of successful projects and satisfied clients, our company is a trusted leader in the concrete and asphalt repair industry, known for delivering results that exceed expectations.




Concrete tends to have a higher upfront cost compared to asphalt. The cost of concrete is influenced by factors such as material costs, labor expenses, and site preparation.
Asphalt is generally more cost-effective initially, making it a popular choice for large-scale paving projects such as roads and parking lots.


Concrete is known for its durability and long lifespan. It can withstand heavy traffic, extreme weather conditions, and temperature fluctuations without significant degradation.
Asphalt is durable but tends to have a shorter lifespan compared to concrete. It may require more frequent maintenance and repairs, especially in areas with high traffic or harsh weather.


Concrete requires minimal maintenance compared to asphalt. Regular cleaning and occasional sealing are typically sufficient to keep concrete surfaces in good condition.
Asphalt requires more frequent maintenance, including periodic sealcoating, crack sealing, and pothole repairs. Without proper maintenance, asphalt surfaces can deteriorate quickly.

Curb Appeal

Concrete offers a range of design options, including stamped patterns, exposed aggregates, and integral coloring, allowing for greater customization and aesthetic appeal.
Asphalt has a uniform black appearance, which may be less visually appealing compared to concrete. However, decorative options such as colored asphalt or asphalt overlays can enhance its appearance.

Environmental Impact

Concrete production has a higher environmental impact compared to asphalt due to its higher energy consumption and CO2 emissions during manufacturing.
Asphalt is considered more environmentally friendly than concrete because it can be recycled and reused. Recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) can be incorporated into new asphalt mixes, reducing the need for virgin materials and conserving natural resources.

Installation Time

Concrete typically has a longer installation time compared to asphalt. The curing process for concrete may take several days, during which the area cannot be used.

Asphalt installation is faster, with shorter curing times. Asphalt surfaces can be ready for use within a day or two after installation, minimizing downtime and disruption.

Residential and Commercial Services 

Residential Asphalt and Concrete Services

Driveways and Walkways Washington State Masonry Company specializes in constructing durable and aesthetically pleasing driveways and walkways. Using top-quality asphalt and concrete materials, they ensure smooth, long-lasting surfaces that can withstand heavy use and harsh weather conditions. Their team works closely with homeowners to design and implement custom layouts that enhance curb appeal and property value.

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Patios and Outdoor Living Spaces For patios and outdoor living areas, the company offers comprehensive design and construction services. Whether it’s a simple patio or an elaborate outdoor kitchen, they use high-grade materials to create functional and beautiful spaces tailored to the homeowner’s lifestyle. Their expert craftsmanship ensures that each project is completed to the highest standards, providing a perfect setting for outdoor relaxation and entertainment.
Pool Decks Washington State Masonry Company constructs safe, slip-resistant pool decks that complement the surrounding landscape. They use advanced techniques to create visually appealing and durable surfaces that can endure constant exposure to water and sunlight, enhancing the overall aesthetics of the pool area.

Commercial Asphalt and Concrete Services

Parking Lots The company provides professional asphalt and concrete parking lot construction for commercial properties. Their services include site preparation, grading, and paving, ensuring a smooth, durable surface that can handle high traffic volumes. They also offer maintenance and repair services to keep parking lots in optimal condition.

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Sidewalks and Curbs Washington State Masonry Company designs and installs robust sidewalks and curbs for commercial properties, ensuring pedestrian safety and accessibility. Their experienced team adheres to all relevant regulations and standards, delivering projects that are both functional and compliant with local codes.
Foundations and Slabs For commercial buildings, the company constructs strong, stable foundations and concrete slabs. They use precise engineering and high-quality materials to ensure the structural integrity and longevity of each project. Their expertise in foundation work guarantees a solid base for any commercial structure, providing peace of mind to property owners and developers.
Retaining Walls Washington State Masonry Company also builds retaining walls for commercial properties, offering both functional support and aesthetic enhancement. These walls are designed to manage soil erosion and stabilize slopes, contributing to the overall landscape architecture and structural stability of the site.

By offering a comprehensive range of residential and commercial asphalt and concrete construction services, Washington State Masonry Company ensures high-quality results that meet the diverse needs of their clients.


Q: What are the main differences between asphalt and concrete for sidewalks and driveways?

A: Asphalt is typically black and flexible, while concrete is gray and rigid.

Asphalt is more affordable but requires more maintenance.

Concrete is durable and long-lasting but can be more expensive upfront.

Q: How often should I seal my asphalt driveway, and why is it necessary?

A: Generally, you should seal an asphalt driveway every 2-3 years to protect it from moisture, UV rays, and wear and tear. Sealing extends its lifespan.

Q: How can I prevent cracks in my concrete sidewalk or driveway?

A: Proper installation with reinforced steel.

Regular sealing to prevent moisture penetration.

Avoiding heavy loads and abrupt temperature changes.

Q: What causes cracks in asphalt driveways, and how can I repair them?

A: Cracks in asphalt can be caused by water infiltration, temperature fluctuations, and heavy loads. Smaller cracks can be repaired with crack sealant, while larger ones may require patching.

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The Washington State
Masonry Company

License No. BRICKBD809Q4

We offer same day or same week in-person estimates and project completions
5 year warranty on all workmanship

15-20 Year Warranty on all Workmanship

Based out of Federal Way, WA

Call Us At: 206-437-6582