As with any building or structure, the foundation is important to securing the buildings’ livelihood and safety for use. Without a safe foundation, the building or structure can be prone to damage through deterioration, weathering effects, or excessive use. Strong foundations help create a durable skeleton for the rest of the building structure.
Footing is the process of pouring concrete into trench-like structures and securing it with boards, bars, or other reinforcement materials. Through footing, contractors must assess the land and excavate it to create a secure footing. This process can be tedious, depending on the degree of difficulty that each land mass provides. For footing foundations, it is important to consult with an engineer that can help oversee the process of footing to ensure that no important pipelines or structures are damaged or punctured along the way. Our team of professionals employs both contractors and engineers that continually work together to tackle such projects.
If you’re looking for an alternative to your wall foundations, concrete may be the solution. Concrete walls are often more sturdy and durable than cinder blocks or related wall surfaces, as the concrete can be poured at an angle that helps solidify its strength. Using concrete in your wall structures ensures that moisture damage is reduced from the interiors and can help retain room temperatures, where needed. Since concrete walls can also be stained, stamped, or painted, this allows for clients to customize their durable walls with various options.
Like the creation of foundations, their replacements are equally as vital to your health and safety. Foundations may need replacing for a number of reasons, either due to improper concrete pouring, natural disaster, or old age. Either way, we’re able to assist in the replacement of your home or business’s foundation through our expert services that tackle such problems. We always begin by assessing the degree of the problem and addressing the foundation issue. Foundation replacements can be a heavy task, but we’re more than willing to take them on due to our dedication to continually make the Renton community safe and happy. Foundation replacements may often take only a few days or many weeks to complete, depending on what needs to be replaced and to what extent. During the consultation, we always give you a cost and time estimate so you can determine what the next best move is. However, if your home or business is in dire need of a foundation replacement, we never encourage you to leave it for too long, as it could cause potential injury to your family or guests.
Similar, in a way, to flatwork concrete, slabs are cut and structured pieces of concrete that smaller in size and transportable from the surface. Although heavy, slabs of concrete are created for foundations to help reinforce particular areas of the footing or walls. Although concrete slabs are poured evenly, they’re often thicker than standard concrete structures as they’re intended to increase durability.