Concrete Foundations Slabs San Antonio
Concrete foundation services are quite popular since every concrete building needs a solid rooting to support the walls and floors. As such, it is very important to work with professionals who can guarantee high-quality results such as a sturdy foundation for your building. At SATX, we specialize in installing the best concrete foundation for your structure and needs. There are various kinds of concrete foundations available in the market, usually categorized into three main types as follows;
Concrete slab is among the commonly used foundation for light buildings. They are both economical and easy to install compared to other types. Essentially, Concrete slab foundations come in three variants including those for cold areas, wet areas and desert areas. Since they do not need major excavation, only the top layer of soil is removed and slabs are staked out using batter boards
Poured Wall Foundation
As the name suggests, poured wall foundations are seamless concrete foundations installed by pouring a mixture of cement and other construction materials. Having no joints, poured wall foundations are more durable and resistant to most agents that damage block and slab foundations. Its benefits range from design flexibility to water resistance, fire resistance and easy maintenance. Vertical steel bar reinforcements are usually placed before the pour is made. Horizontal steel bars are also placed at the bottom and top of the poured foundation to increase stability.
Pier and Beam Foundation
Beam or pier foundations are installed to support individual pillars. They are separate
footers that support vertical piers and are installed using a crawl space design with anchor plates and bolts already in place. Pier foundations also go deep into the ground to withstand the freeze and thaw upheaval.
BENFITS OF CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS
Since concrete is among the hardest surfaces available for construction, its benefits are quite straightforward. When used for foundations, the key benefits of concrete include:
We install high-quality concrete foundations that will ensure your structure remains in position for many years to come. Concrete is what holds the structure together preventing crumbling even during perennial shifting. Concrete foundations can last a lifetime without any damages and need no maintenance when finished. They are not only durable, but also offer incomparable strength to the building.
Our concrete foundations are eco-friendly and cause no harm to the environment. We ensure all materials used are standard and nature-friendly for sustainability
Concrete Floors are Modern & Attractive
Concrete foundations provide the ideal base for installing unique floors that complement room décor. You can install any kind of floor on a concrete foundation which propels customization to another level.
Foundation Construction Process
At SATX, we have a streamlined concrete foundation installation process that makes the task easier and outcome better. However, each project is different and customized based on what the client needs. The steps involved include:
Ground Breaking and Excavation
This step involves grading the entire lot and removing the top layer of soil. We also test the ground for compactness to determine if it can withstand the structure to be built. Once this is done, we set up batter boards that will be used to level the foundation and
Footing and Rebar
Step two is all about digging footings and installing the rebar using high-quality safety caps. We also pump and pour the concrete footing.
Once the footing is poured, we form and install Polysteel blocks where the stem walls will be poured. This is immediately followed by pouring the stem and doing thorough rough in plumbing. Waterproofing is also done at this stage.
Plumbing Popes & Concrete Pouring
When Polysteel installation is finished, we use radiant heat and run the underground plumbing pipes in their strategic position. We also install the weeping tile (drainage pipe) and a radon shield usually a black plastic. The last step is pumping in ready concrete.
Clean Up and Block Wall Installation
Once the slabs have been installed correctly, we clean up the site, construct the block wall in position and set up the site in readiness for the framing experts.
It is worth noting that different types of foundation may implement a different installation process. Our team of experts will work with you at every stage to ensure you are up to speed and on the ongoing foundation construction. It is recommendable to work with a reliable concrete contractor that can guarantee high quality result. At SATX, our aim is to construct a solid foundation that will give shape and resilience to your structure for years to come. You can call us for more information or questions regarding concrete foundations. We also offer several other concrete services including patios, flooring and driveways.