This is a new development in the heart of Washington Ave. This project combined post tension and structural in the same slab. It also had structural beams and templates that needed to placed in wet concrete . It was a very unique foundation.
Foundation is the most important part of a construction, you want to do it right the first time. It is often that we get clients who would rather decide to choose a contractor on price rather than experience, only to call us on the next project and say we should of used you guys.
With over 23 years of experience in the concrete business we have done all types of foundations. These include structural, post-tension, pier foundations, pier and block, structural and void box, , structural beam and structural cmu foundation. When choosing a contractor for your foundaiton you want to choose us because you will get a definite turnkey price.
We will guide you thru all the steps required by city of Houston and sorrounding area requirements like , elevation certificates, form survey, compaction test, concrete strenght test.
We will start by determining how much select fill you will need in order to achieve correct elevation.
We will then set forms to be reviewed by surveyor.
After plumbing is passed by the plumber we will then return and set all beams and structural reinforcement.
Once we pass inspection we will proceed to place quality concrete with scheduled pump at a adequate time for maximum concrete settings.
As you can see it is a very detailed process that requires coordination between professional people like surveryors, engineers, laboratory, ready mix concrete, concrete pumps, and professional concrete finishers, please give it the importance it needs and be mindful of process and fair price , you always want to start off with right contractor and right foot when starting your project. In the end you will always pay more , there is no shortcuts when building a foundation.
This is what we consider one of the toughest but best foundations to build in the coastal areas of Texas. Constantly expanding and contracting clay will have little effect on concrete slab due to void box. There will also be minimal movement due to the fact piers where drilled 14 ft deep.
Due to elevation certificate requirements and need of homeowner of large storage space we had to create a raised foundation .
This project required all our experience put together to create a foundation with a 10 ft above gorund finished floor. We hope you enjoy this video in which we think will be the pioneer foundation for new Houston homes due to constant flooding in Houston TX .
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Rebar setting is the final step before pouring your foundation. The strength of your foundation and building is dependent upon this being done with expert skill. Rebar that is not set within the concrete at the correct level will not provide the required strength and support that is necessary.
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We will build the structural foundation pad to 95% compaction to the elevation required by owner.
We will set forms for new home foundation so that plumbers can accurately set their plumbing lines .
After plumbers have passed inspection we will begin structural foundation beam excavation .
We will tie structural foundation beams and slab rebar according to engineer's specifications.
We will pour your new home foundation or addition using a concrete pump for a monolithic pour.
We will remove forms and clean up structural foundation forms .
If you are in need of an estimator right away, we offer consultation for a fee of $250. We will offer a site visit and meet with you to discuss plans to build foundation. We will go over elevation requirements, city inspections, site plan, drainage plan, concrete materials, and logistics to accomplish the job.