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CONCRETE FOUNDATION SAN ANTONIO TX

CONCRETE FOUNDATION

A foundation anchors a structure to the ground. Plus, it transfers the weight of the walls and frame to the ground. As a result, a sturdy, solid foundation should keep the building from tipping over or collapsing.

A concrete foundation not only secures a building to the ground, but also provides insulation from the cold, blocks moisture away from the interior, and resists ground movement. To ensure it lasts, our concrete foundation contractors in San Antonio, devote their attention to many “small” details from the quality of the soil on which the building will sit to the proper curing and sealing the concrete as it dries to protect the foundation from cracks and crumbling.

TYPES OF CONCRETE FOUNDATION SERVICE WE OFFER

At Rocking S Concrete, we offer more than the traditional concrete driveway that’s most common in residential and commercial properties. We customize designs and offer unique finishes that complement your building’s aesthetic.

Slab on Grade Foundations
This type of foundation tends to be the most popular in warm weather regions and is one of our specialties. Concrete is poured all at once onto a prepared plot of land for the construction of slabs on grade foundations. The perimeter and a grid of trenches are excavated prior to pouring the concrete. The 4 to the 6-inch slab is reinforced by a steel rebar and is surrounded by 20- to 30-inch-thick perimeter beams.
Post Tension Slab
The post-tension slab is one of the cost-effective options. It resists cracking as it spreads its load over a wider with the weight being partially carried by the slab itself. This type has a network of steel cables running through it that have withstood 33,000 pounds of pressure. As a result, the tensions strengthen the slab and foundation to where there’s less cracking.
Slab on Grade Foundations
This type of foundation tends to be the most popular in warm weather regions and is one of our specialties. Concrete is poured all at once onto a prepared plot of land for the construction of slabs on grade foundations. The perimeter and a grid of trenches are excavated prior to pouring the concrete. The 4 to the 6-inch slab is reinforced by a steel rebar and is surrounded by 20- to 30-inch-thick perimeter beams.
Pier and Beam Foundation
Alternative to the basement or slab foundation is pier and beam foundations. This type of concrete foundation allows for a crawl space underneath the house which gives easier access to plumbing and electrical lines. The pier and beam also elevate the structure so there’s less chance of flooding during a storm. Plus, it’s less expensive to repair than a slab foundation.

THE FOUNDATION CONSTRUCTION PROCESS

The crew at Rocking S Concrete follows an intricate process on all new constructions from the ground up which is why we guarantee a solid, long-standing concrete foundation. The following outlines our procedures:

Ground Breaking and Excavation
After completing grading and testing the lot, we dig trenches for the footings and level the area by setting batter boards.
Footings Dug, Rebar Set & Inspection
From there, we dig the footings and install the rebar. Upon a clear inspection, we then pour the footings by “boom pumping” the concrete.
Polysteel Installation
Afterward, we install the Polysteel stem wall forms, which insulate the building’s interior from the cold, and set the locations for the plumbing.
Radiant heat, Plumbing Pipes & Concrete Pouring
Next, the area is prepared for the slab. The plumbing pipes are “stumped up” (installed) in their precise locations. The plastic tubing for radiant heat is also put into place, and the concrete is then “boom pumped” into the area.
Clean Up and Block Wall Installation
After another thorough inspection, the crew completes the clean-up process, installs the block walls, and prepares the area for the framing team.

REASONS TO CHOOSE OUR CONCRETE FOUNDATION CONTRACTORS

You can expect no less than a strong and stable foundation from our experienced concrete foundation contractors in San Antonio, Texas. We apply years of training, knowledge, and workmanship to your project with sharp focus and consistent communication throughout its duration. If you need a new construction, we have the skills and the vision to make it happen—on time and within your budget.

FAQs

Although it’s not rare to see the terms “concrete” and “cement” often used interchangeably. Cement is actually an ingredient of concrete. Concrete is a mixture of water, aggregated materials, and gravel or sand.

On a small scale, concrete is easy to work with, but without proper knowledge and the right equipment, it can be challenging. If you don’t know what you’re doing, it could lead to poor concrete surfaces. Instead, consider hiring a professional contractor like Pura Vida Concrete Contractors.

The timeframe for completing concrete work can vary significantly based on the scope of your project. But, we can give you an estimated time.  Usually, we can finish our projects like installing patios and driveways in 2-5 days.

Concrete typically takes 24 to 48 hours to dry enough for you to walk or drive on it. In Fact, Concrete gets stronger and stronger as time goes on.

Yes, the sudden impact of the rain on freshly placed concrete surfaces can give rise to unexpected challenges. The key to preventing damage to the concrete surface by a rainstorm is to source concrete blankets or check out the weather updates before starting the project.


FAQs

Although it’s not rare to see the terms “concrete” and “cement” often used interchangeably. Cement is actually an ingredient of concrete. Concrete is a mixture of water, aggregated materials, and gravel or sand.

On a small scale, concrete is easy to work with, but without proper knowledge and the right equipment, it can be challenging. If you don’t know what you’re doing, it could lead to poor concrete surfaces. Instead, consider hiring a professional contractor like Rocking S Concrete Contractors.

The timeframe for completing concrete work can vary significantly based on the scope of your project. But, we can give you an estimated time.  Usually, we can finish our projects like installing patios and driveways in 2-5 days.

Concrete typically takes 24 to 48 hours to dry enough for you to walk or drive on it. In Fact, Concrete gets stronger and stronger as time goes on.

Yes, the sudden impact of the rain on freshly placed concrete surfaces can give rise to unexpected challenges. The key to preventing damage to the concrete surface by a rainstorm is to source concrete blankets or check out the weather updates before starting the project.

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