How to Make a Concrete Coundation

1. Step  Getting the site ready


Design a blueprint or call us we can help you get one customized for you. Get a permit and all the paperwork if needed. Make sure that the site is level and higher than the nearest street or manhole. Remove any vegetation from the area where forms will be set, once plans, paperwork and permits are collected begin setting foundation forms. At this point after forms are done, fill inside with select fill since it holds better in order to build up the pads before concrete, this prevents wasted concrete by making the beams, pads, and grade right and evenly. When digging is finish, install the boards inside the forms to make any drops, example at the garages, patios, porches and dropped showers if any. After all these procedures are done call and set up an inspection by enginner and from the city if is needed.

2. Step Pouring the Concrete


Get everything ready a day before there is no issues the day of the pour, check the weather and make sure there is no more than 30% chance of rain on the pour day. The day of the pour make sure to have the concrete pump on time before you tell the concrete plant to send you the concrete trucks, sometimes concrete pumps run late and that can be a big problem if concrete gets to the job and no pump is available. Pour the concrete with the less water as possible, if big amount of water is pit in the concrete, it can weakens its strength. Once is poured and finish apply the concrete sealer, this will prevent almost 99% from cracks. Don’t ever pour concrete when is 33 degrees outside. For more details with your project give us a call or contact us trough our form on the contact page.

Squaretangles Sidewalk

Making A Sidewalk


Squaretangle sidewalks are one of the most popular modern concrete style that has a lot of demand in these last years, it goes perfectly with the new modern style.


We’ve been doing this type of style several times this year that we decided to call it Squaretangles.


Classy Style For Your House

A style that can be done without spending large amounts of money.

Piers and Sonotube Columns

Description


A concrete pier is a foundation element suitable for many types of structures, concrete piers typically consist of a round or square concrete pillar supported at the bottom by a footer piece which serves to spread the load carried by them.


Standard concrete perimeter foundations are as solid as a rock but expensive and time consuming to construct. The concrete pier foundation is a low cost, pier foundation may be successfully used for structures ranging from a simple deck or garden shed to huge highway bridges.


Pier foundations may still be used subject to an engineer’s approval. Concrete pier foundations generally last as long and are as strong as conventional foundations.

Setting and Pouring A Driveway

The Begining


Pouring a concrete driveway involves a great deal of coordination, since wet concrete starts to get hard the moment it’s mixed.

The first step is to establish the desired grade. This has to be decided in advance before the forms are installed.

Installing the forms right is essential to be successful in the project for the driveway, once the forms are right and outlined in the desired place, concrete is poured.

 

Pouring Concrete


Deciding when to pour the concrete can be tricky sometimes because weather plays a big role on the decision, if there is a big chance of rain for the day comcrete is schedule to be poured.