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Concrete Slab - Port St Lucie Concrete Contractors

Oct 19

Concrete Slab - Port St Lucie Concrete Contractors

Concrete slabs are an integral part of any construction project. It is essential to do it right. Insufficient slab quality could lead to problems with the structure in the future.

Port St Lucie Concrete Contractors is a specialist in concrete slabs. Our team is highly skilled and has years of experience working in the industry of concrete slabs. We are dedicated to providing you the best possible service. Our concrete slabs are constructed with high-quality components that are guaranteed to last for the rest of your life. Learn more about our concrete slabs by reading on.



What is concrete?


Concrete slabs are a common building element that is used as a structural component. A concrete slab is a thin, flat horizontal concrete surface that's used for the construction of a roof or floor. Concrete slabs can be used to build the floor of houses in a variety of ways, whether on the soil or as a foundation.



Our Concrete Slab Installation Process

Step 1: On-site Preparation

We follow the exact same process no matter what size concrete slab we're working on. Every project begins with the preparation of the area. In order to start from scratch, we clean up and dispose of any waste. As part of our pre-planning we ensure that all the necessary materials are on the job site. We plan for the delivery of the materials before we begin the actual work. This gives us the opportunity to start and complete the work on time.


Step 2 - Build concrete forms and reinforce concrete slabs with steel

After the site is cleaned and ready, we move on by putting in concrete forms using wire mesh. Concrete forms are strong blocks that keep concrete mix in place. They also force concrete that is wet to take on a specific shape or form. Rebar is a method of strengthening concrete for larger structures. This makes concrete stronger surfaces.


Step 3: Mixing Concrete Mix

Concrete trucks help make life easier. It ensures that concrete materials are properly mixed. Sometimes, we do manual mixing. However, concrete mixers are needed in order to complete projects.


Step 4: Pouring Concrete

After mixing the concrete then the concrete slab is then poured into the molds. It is crucial to be careful when pouring this concrete so that there are not too many air pockets while pouring concrete. Air pockets result from the mortar not being positioned over the aggregate. As we pour concrete, we make sure we distribute the mix evenly across the form - never missing any one area.


Step 5: Level and Smoothen the Wet Concrete Slab

Utilizing a trowel made of steel, we make sure that the concrete is level and has a smooth surface. We then use the bullfloat to smooth the surface. To accomplish this, we either raise or lower the handle of the float to keep the leading edge slightly higher. If the angle of the float is too steep, it is possible to plow concrete into low areas. Three to four passes are necessary for the bullfloat to be able to pass. It is important to be aware that the buildup of cement and water can cause the surface get weaker when the surface is floated for too long. A plate compactor is used to reinforce the surface. To prevent concrete cracking it is essential to ensure that the concrete is compacted properly.


Step 6 - Create Control Joints

Control joints are described as planned cracks in slabs. They are designed to prevent cracks and other damage from thermal contraction and expansion. Control joints shouldn't be smaller than 1/4 inch than the concrete slab in order to be effective. It should be 2 to 3 times the thickness of concrete slab. Our team of experts in concrete makes precise measurements to avoid mistakes in calculations.


Step 6: Cure Concrete Slab

A concrete slab that is finished is ready for pedestrian use seven days after its installation. Concrete can be used immediately following installation, however it takes 28 days for concrete to cure completely. It is essential for concrete to dry in a proper manner. By doing this, you will be able to have a strong concrete slab for a long time.

Port St Lucie Concrete Contractors

1786 SW Bradway Lane Port St. Lucie, Fl 34953

(772) 227-1479