High-Quality Concrete Slab Foundation in New Orleans
Wherever you are in New Orleans, concrete foundations are crucial for the construction of new structures. The strength of your foundation significantly impacts the integrity of the whole structure. Hence, foundations are created with safety and structural support as top priorities.
Big Easy Concrete is a concrete slab contractor in New Orleans that is skilled in customized concrete projects to meet every clients’ request. Our years of experience qualifies us to meet the most demanding requirements for the construction of strong and durable concrete slabs.
We have skilled and experiencedmasons serving New Orleans and other areas in the state of Louisiana. They know the importance of constructing a firm and stable base for the concrete slab, including slab foundation repair, to make sure your building is safe and secure.
Home and Building Foundations in New Orleans
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That is what we are dedicated to accomplishing for every concrete foundation we install, repair, or replace in New Orleans. We build high-quality concrete slabs that will secure your building for several years.
Types of Concrete Foundations
As a New Orleans concrete slab contractor, we clearly understand how crucial the foundation of a home or building is to the value and safety of your structure. Our crew can construct your foundation correctly in terms of:
Foundation being formed.
Avoiding problems with settlement.
Proper preparation of the sub-grade through final curing stages
Strict adherence to necessary components and requirements for each phase of foundation construction.
The three types of concrete foundations that we build depend on the purpose of the concrete slab. Here are the three general types we construct in New Orleans:
In areas where the ground freezes for an extended time, we use this traditional foundation method to support your structure. The steps we follow in this construction are:
Placing a T-shaped footing below the frost line which is wider than the wall to provide extra support at the base of the foundation
We specialize in creating concrete slabs for foundations which is a single layer of concrete that is several inches thick. This method is used in areas where the ground does not freeze and done through the following steps:
Pouring the slab that is thicker at the edges to form an integral footing
Using reinforcing rods to strengthen the thickened edge
Resting the slab on a bed of crushed gravel to improve drainage
Casting a wire mesh in the concrete to reduce the chance of cracking
Insulating (if needed and requested) to prevent the slab from being affected by the frost heaves
If you have a heated structure in New Orleans, we can use this method to construct your concrete foundation. We use two sheets of rigid, polystyrene insulation-one on the outside of the foundation wall and the other laid flat on a bed of gravel at the base of the wall.
This will prevent freezing as the insulation holds heat from the structure in the ground under the footings and prevents heat loss from the edge of the slabs. The heat will maintain the ground temperature around the footings above freezing.
Building High-Quality Concrete Slabs in New Orleans
A concrete slab is a common structural element of modern buildings these days. It consists of a flat, horizontal surface made of cast concrete. We build concrete slabs that are used to support any residential or commercial structure that you have like a patio, furniture, walkway, and many others. We also build steel-reinforced concrete slabs that are most often used to construct floors and ceilings.
The slabs we make serve a wide range of purposes and support requirements hence, we follow strict construction variables before placing them for the purpose they are made. The variables include:
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Making sure all elements that are required in producing a high-quality slab are done in time (before the concrete sets) and done correctly.
Using the right finishing tools.
Starting bull floating and final trowelling at the right time to prevent dusting, scaling, and craze cracking of the slab.
Precise leveling of the concrete to prevent expensive shimming or cutting of framing.
Keeping the water-cement ratio above 0.50 to prevent water permeation, loosening of vinyl flooring adhesives, mold or mildew formation under vinyl, yellowing of vinyl, and other flooring problems.
Using air entrainment in the mix in cold weather climates to prevent freezing water in the concrete to expand.
Proper spacing and placement of control joints to prevent the development of unsightly cracks.
Using blocks to support wire mesh in the slab or fibers in the concrete mix to maintain the integrity of the concrete slab.
Properly compacting the subgrade to provide a firm and stable base for the concrete slab to prevent serious slab settlement, collapsing, and cracking problems for slabs placed on poor subsoil or exposed to heavy traffic conditions.
Proper curing to delay the drying shrinkage until the concrete is strong enough to resist shrinkage cracking. We cure moist concrete for 7 days to make sure that it is about 50% stronger than concrete exposed to dry air for the same period.
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Another pride of the great “Bayou State” and “Sportsman’s Paradise” is Big Easy Concrete. Get your no-commitment estimate for your project from any of our honest project managers. We are licensed concrete foundation specialists in New Orleans who can build concrete slabs for a flat, supportive, and durable foundation for your residential or commercial building.
Our expertise as concrete contractors in New Orleans regarding concrete slab foundations qualifies us to meet the most demanding project you may request. We are passionate about being accurate, efficient, and professional to meet any of your requests. Reach us now for your free estimate!
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