Slabs and Foundations
Broken Arrow Concrete pros provide quality and reliable concrete installations for residential and commercial buildings. Our concrete construction services include the installation of concrete slabs and foundations for all types of buildings.We offer reinforced concrete slabs and foundations for commercial and residential projects. Our contractors work closely with architects, structural engineers, and other members of your construction team to keep your project on schedule and ensure the highest standards in building foundation construction.
What are reinforced concrete foundations?
Reinforced concrete foundations serve as a vital base on which a new structure is built. It is one of the first steps in any building construction project. This is a large thick slab of concrete that is typically about 4 to 6 inches thick at the center. Our contractors make the slab edges thicker to provide extra strength all around the perimeter. Typically, this foundation will be reinforced with steel robs to strengthen it. Many foundations also have post-tension cables that serve as reinforcements for the foundation in anticipation of the heavy load (the house or any other structure) that will be built on it.
Advantages Of slab foundations
Concrete slab foundations are generally cheaper to construct compared to other types of foundation. They do not require any wooden floor joists used in beam and pier foundation structure. Slab foundations are also cheaper in the long run as they help you save costs on utility bills in the future since there is no crawlspace under this house. So you don’t have to spend money on heating or air conditioning. Concrete foundations are quite easy to build. The slab foundation itself is poured in a single day and it requires only a few days of preparation in advance. Typically, the entire process will take around four days from start to finish.
Concrete foundation installation process
Generally, concrete foundations are quite easy to install. The installation process is straightforward. In constructing a quality foundation for residential and commercial buildings, our experts put the slab form in place, then position reinforcement bars before pouring the concrete and removing the forms. While this seems like a simple process any contractor can handle, you are better off working with Concrete Pros in Broken Arrow. When the installation is complete the local building inspector will be invited to inspect the foundation and see that it complies with all building codes. Our concrete contractors are familiar with all construction standards and legislation so you don’t have to worry about getting approval for your foundation. The entire process takes only a few days so there is no disruption to your project at all.
Foundation repair and restoration
Although concrete slab foundation is typically a durable material, degradation may occur if the concrete is built on unstable soil or as a result of exposure. This can lead to damages in the form of buckling, cracking, or bowing. As part of our foundation construction services, we offer restoration and repair services to fix all forms of concrete degradation. The type of foundation and restoration service depends on the type of damages. May may drive helical or push piers into the ground and attach them to the foundation to stabilize it. Carbon fiber strapping may also be used to reinforce damaged or buckling foundation walls to prevent further bowing.