Concrete Slab - Port St Lucie Concrete Contractors
Concrete slabs are a crucial part in any construction venture. A slab that isn't high quality could lead to structural issues.
Port St Lucie Concrete Contractors can assist you with concrete slabs. Our staff is skilled and has many years' experience working in the industry of concrete slabs. We are committed to giving you the best possible service. Concrete slabs made of high-quality materials and will last a lifetime. Continue reading to learn more about concrete slab services.
What are Concrete slabs?
Concrete slabs make up a large part of the structural elements in buildings. Concrete slabs are a thick, flat and horizontal concrete layer that is utilized as a floor or as roofing. Concrete slabs can be used to construct the foundation of homes, either on the soil or supporting the foundation.
Our Concrete Slab Installation Process
Step 1 - Preparation on the spot
We follow the exact same procedure regardless of the size concrete slab project we're working on. Every project begins with the preparation of the area. To begin fresh, we clean up and dispose of any waste. We ensure all materials are prepared to use in the process of preparation. The supply of the materials is scheduled before actually work can begin. This ensures that we can complete the project within the timeframe we have set.
Step 2 Build Concrete Forms Reinforce Concrete Slabs with Stahl
Once the site has been cleaned and ready for installation, we use wire mesh to set concrete forms. Concrete forms are solid barriers which keep the concrete mix in place. Concrete forms create a solid barrier that holds the concrete mix in place. Rebar is a method of strengthening concrete structures that are larger. This makes concrete surfaces stronger.
Step 3: Mixing Concrete Mix
Concrete trucks make the process easier. It also helps ensure concrete materials are properly mixed. Sometimes, we do manual mixing. However, in the majority of our projects the use of a concrete mixer is a must.
Step 4: Pouring Concrete
Once done mixing concrete, we place a concrete slab on the molds. It is crucial to take care that there aren't excessive air pockets while pouring concrete. Air pockets are created because there isn't enough mortar available to fill the gaps around the aggregate. Concrete is made by ensuring that it is evenly distributed throughout the shape.
Step 5: Smoothen and level the concrete slab
With a steel trowel we level the concrete until it has an even surface. The concrete is then smoothed by using a bull flotation. By raising or lowering a float handle, we maintain a slight elevation of the leading edge. If the float angle gets too steep, we can employ wet concrete to plow low areas. The bull float needs to be passed through three or four more times. However, it is vital to understand that the cement and water that accumulate on the surface could weaken the surface in the event that we float it over excessively. We also use plates to compact the surface. To ensure that concrete does not crack, it's crucial that it is properly compacted.
Step 6: Make Control Joints
Control joints are planned cracks in slabs. These joints are important to avoid cracks and other damage during thermal contraction or expansion occur. To be effective, they must be at minimum 1/4 of the thickness of the concrete slab. It should be 2 to three times the thickness of concrete slab. Our team of concrete experts is able to make accurate measurements, avoiding miscalculations.
Step 6: Cure Concrete Slab
A concrete slab that is finished is ready for foot traffic seven days following the installation. Concrete is ready to use immediately following installation, however it takes 28 days for concrete to cure completely. It is vital to allow concrete to dry properly. This will ensure that your concrete slab is durable for a long time.
Port St Lucie Concrete Contractors
1786 SW Bradway Lane Port St. Lucie, Fl 34953