Concrete is a building material that has been utilized for thousands of years. There are four major components to the material although new mixtures are created and used. The main ingredients are this; water, Portland cement, aggregates and air. Of course with different amounts being added of each ingredient a slightly altered product will result. Pigments are added to produce earthy colors or other variances. Of course when you are laying concrete the foundation on which you pour is important. If the groundwork is improper or insufficient than the result can be flawed. Concrete installation is hard work that should be completed by professionals so to reduce the risk of an expensive replacement of faulty concrete. Calling CGB is the first step to adding your new patio, driveway or other surface to your commercial or residential property.
Having concrete installed on an unsettled base is sure to cause problems down the road. To ensure the earth is properly compacted and tamped having someone with experience is important. Pre-planning can be dismissed or forgotten by novice concrete layers, which is unfortunate as the final product can become defective. When you bring CGB onto your team you will receive the highest level of preparation possible guaranteeing positive and stable results. Choosing the experts to start with can largely decrease the amount of repairs or replacement that is a potential with inexperienced installers. An important step in preparation is the leveling of the ground; an uneven gradient can impact water flow as well as expansion of concrete.
Adding a layer of fresh and attractive concrete can be a huge boost to the value of your commercial or residential property. It can also be a great way to add some appeal to the exterior of your home. If your property requires a driveway or surface that will sustain heavy traffic then having professional installation is essential. Concrete mixing should be thick and consist of density so to withstand the heavy weight it will bear.
Quantity of Concrete
The amount of weight that the slab will support will influence the amount of concrete needed for the space. The common thread that we find with novice pours is the lack of enough concrete for the space. The amount needed can be deceiving, therefore it is common to under saturate the area. When this case arises it is common for concrete to crack under the pressure, this damage can be extensive and expensive to repair following the initial installation.
Finishing your concrete installation with various techniques can add a unique attractive element to the surface. Other benefits include the slip-resistant finishing that can be applied to reduce the potential hazards. Your desired finishing can be applied to the concrete driveway or slab that is installed on your property. Hiring the experts who are well versed and experienced in the installment and finishing of concrete can save you the potential for great economic loss due to a botched DIY job.