Milwaukee weather can cause havoc on concrete paving outside, but interior concrete services are done all year and our concrete crew uses this time of year to concentrate on interior work such as concrete floor repairs, installation and modifications, Trench patches and crane or heavy machine pad footings to name a few.
It’s that time of year . . . time to put away the paving equipment until April. That is what some of our customers think, but it’s actually far from true. Obviously it’s too cold to crack fill or seal pavement and the asphalt plants stop making hotmix, thus we cannot pave large jobs; however we do have our pothole crew out working during the winter with cold-mix asphalt. As long as the pavement is reasonably dry we can make these types of asphalt repairs. Other common fixes are ramping asphalt along concrete areas to avoid trip hazards. These areas will heave up when frost enters the ground and pushes the surrounding pavement up. Common areas are around man holes and concrete walk ways. They eventually settle back down in the spring, but can cause quite the headaches in January, February and March. Sometimes it’s cheaper to install and remove a temporary asphalt patch than to have a customer with a medical insurance claim.
The other working paving crew is the concrete crew. This is the time of the year when typically we do interior work such as floor repairs and modifications. Trench patches and crane or heavy machine pad footings are commonly done during this time as many places have a winter shut down of their own and the timing is right.
Finally that leaves us with our fence crews. Although always preferring indoor work in the winter, we do work out in the snow and cold all winter long if the conditions are not hazardous. If that becomes the case then you can usually find them plowing and/or salting for our customers.
Even if your projects are not geared for winter or indoor work, Munson is open year round to handle your emergency work or help you plan your budgets for work in the upcoming spring or summer.