Concrete Foundations & Slabs
When you are in need of a concrete slab, Amarillo Concrete can provide you with the best concrete slab service on the market. We pour concrete slabs for many reasons including new construction, recreational courts, and other things that you might use slab for like parking lots and basements. If you have questions regarding slabs and their purposes, we can help you with that. There are many things that you can do with a new concrete slab and we at Amarillo Concrete would be more than happy to help.
There is a chemical out there that makes it possible to make a mix of concrete that flows like water but is able to maintain its structural integrity. It spread out easily due to its consistency so that you can back up a truck and dump it into the slab. It will spread everywhere on its own and there is no need to spend time leveling. It will automatically set making it a great start for framing. Normally, a mix of concrete that was too thin would cause the aggregate to settle to the bottom before the concrete has had time to fully cure.
Footings are typically built out of boards. This is clumsy, heavy and tie consuming. Now there are ways to create footings out of fabric layers. The fabric systems are flexible and easily conform to slopes and uneven constructions sites. This make excavation easier and the fabric will stay in place as an extra membrane. The bulging sides will also divert water away from the foundation.
Usually when you think of basement slabs then you might think of cold, dark and damp. Radiant heating has changed all of this. Radiant heating can be installed into anything that is a slab. This can change the game for your basement or areas of your home. You could even rig your entire home to have a heated slab. The options are endless with radiant heat and your slab. Amarillo Concrete is very experienced in installing radiant heat into your slab. Just call us to find out what your options are for your unique project.
One Step Piers
If you are in need of slab but not a full foundation, then you are probably in need of a few piers. This can be a good option for decks and small outbuildings. Usually, piers and footings are poured on different days so that the concrete has time to fully cure. There are ways to do them at the same time without compromising on quality. Just ask and we can help you create the one step pier that you need to cut your project length in half.