Moving into a new build can be really exciting, but most people don’t think about major things that affect the rest of the building process. It’s crucial that the foundation is laid properly, as well as the driveway and sidewalks. With proper foundations, your home will continue to be beautiful, and functional, for a long time. Concrete can be a huge investment for the future, so it’s important to choose materials and effects carefully.
With such a big project, it’s important to pick a company that has your best interests at heart, especially when it comes to cost and the quality of the materials. Alpha Concrete Coatings is one of the leading concreted companies in Utah, specializing in foundations, repair, new pour, staining, and overlays. Our experts can give you accurate price estimation—we pride ourselves of working closely with our clients throughout the entire process.
Pouring concrete can be a risky business. Think about it…one wrong move and it’s literally in stone forever. Our professionals have years of experience, ensuring that your vision comes to life, and none of the cracks or blemishes show through.
Many people don’t realize that pouring new concrete is so much more than just pouring the cement and making sure it’s even. A new pour starts with excavation and leveling the area. It’s important to use the right equipment and even out the ground before pouring the concrete, or you’ll end up with an uneven pour.
New Pour Foundations
Whether you are building residential or commercial properties, they are only as strong as their foundation. Alpha Concrete Coatings are experts when it comes to foundations, counseling our customers on the benefits of each kind for their space. There are multiple foundation types, and different buildings require different structural support.
One of the main foundation types is a T-slab foundation. A T-slab foundation is most commonly seen in areas where it gets extremely cold, as it helps to prevent cracking. A wide foot of cement is created and placed under the ground, providing a resting spot for the walls. Since Utah gets cold in the winters, this is the main type of foundation that is used. The T-shaped foundation is poured in steps, starting with the thicker base, then the walls, and then the slab is places on top.
A slab-on-grade foundation isn’t typically used locally, as it’s for warmer areas. It is one giant sheet of concrete that gets thicker the closer you get to the base. If necessary, rods can be used for additional support. It’s all done in one go, making it a quicker and more efficient process.
Concrete footings are another main foundation type. This is the ideal foundation type for areas where the soil might be loose or unpredictable. Concrete footings generally involve pouring the cement into a trench, spacing rebar pieces throughout. Depending on the area and the soil type, the width of the trench and the direction it’s laid can vary. They are commonly used on commercial properties that will have multiple stories built on top of them. Additionally, they might be required for those looking to build decks or patios.
If you are planning on building and aren’t sure which type of foundation would best serve your structure, our experts at Alpha Concrete Coatings can help. They’ll provide insight into the supports your building will need.
Driveways and sidewalks
A new pour isn’t just for new build homes—old worn driveways can be hazardous and produce loose rocks and debris. Often, concrete repair can’t solve all the problems in a slab, especially if there is large cracks and breakage. Sometimes it’s necessary to dig it out and do a new pour.
Alpha Concrete Coatings can pour new slabs, giving your space a facelift. These can be basement floors, garages, patios, driveways, and sidewalks. If you notice cracking or damage, give us a call and we can help to assess the damage and determine the best solution.
Design and Color
If you’re thinking about getting a new pour, consider adding more visual interest. There are a variety of different ways to upgrade your cement, including acid washes, epoxies, and overlays. Overlays produce textures and the appearance of high-end materials, such as stamped stones. Staining concrete can also add color and dimension, giving it a glossy shine.
Whether you’re looking for a new pour, building a foundation for a residential or commercial property, or looking to add some interest to your new concrete, contact our experts to go over all your options. When it comes to valuing customers, we are number one in the business and we serve from Ogden and Salt Lake City, all the way to Park City and Provo. Give us a call or visit our shop today.