Virginia Beach Concrete Services

virginia beach concrete specialistWe are your Virginia Beach Concrete Specialist, the types of concrete foundations we provide at SJW Concrete are:

T-Shaped

A traditional foundation method to support a structure in an area where the ground freezes. A footing is placed below the frost line and then the walls are added on top. The footing is wider than the wall, providing extra support at the base of the foundation. A T-shaped foundation is placed and allowed to cure; second, the walls are constructed; and finally, the slab is poured between the walls.

Slab-on-grade foundation

As the name suggests, a slab is a single layer of concrete, several inches thick. The slab is poured thicker at the edges, to form an integral footing; reinforcing rods strengthen the thickened edge. The slab normally rests on a bed of crushed gravel to improve drainage. Casting a wire mesh in the concrete reduces the chance of cracking. A slab on grade is suitable in areas where the ground doesn't freeze, but it can also be adapted with insulation to prevent it from being affected by the frost heaves.

Frost Protected

This method only works with a heated structure. It relies on the use of 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—to prevent freezing, which is a problem with slab-on grade foundations in areas with frost. The insulation holds heat from the structure in the ground under the footings and prevents heat loss from the edge of the slab. This heat keeps the ground temperature around the footings above freezing.

At SJW Concrete, we offer top-notch concrete work including stamped concrete work, many color choices, and your choice of finish. Cutting edge Virginia concrete techniques and products part of our work ethic with all of our projects. We have been delivering high quality, reliable service throughout the Virginia area area for years. Our specialized concrete team is fully equipped and skilled to handle everything from commercial to the most challenging industrial projects. Call today for a free consultation.

If you are looking for Virginia Beach Concrete Specialist, then please call 804-464-7466 or complete our online request form.


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