Expert Concrete Mildura

Concrete Foundation Mildura

When purchasing a home, it is crucial to consider the longevity of your investment. This will be where you and your family live together, grow up in and make memories with one another; this is not something that should be taken lightly!

Therefore, before building the home of your dreams you need to ensure that its foundation is well-made and sturdy. It makes no sense at all if you build a house with sturdy walls and strong roof but one whose foundations are weak; such a structure will be as flimsy as can be!

Concrete is renowned for being extremely strong, durable and reliable. That’s why it has been around a long time!

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Concrete Foundation Mildura

Now, before we continue, there are all sorts of things you can build upon a concrete foundation. You might want to add an extension onto your home, a granny flat perhaps, or perhaps you have plans for building something in the backyard like a garage or shed, or even a basketball or tennis court.

And if you’re a commercial or corporate business owner who needs to build new shops, office buildings, townhouses, etc. it’s important for the foundation of your building construction to last long-term–which is exactly what Expert Concrete Mildura will provide!

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It is important for a foundation to do three things very well.

Firstly: it must support the weight of whatever sits atop it; this seems obvious but its importance cannot be overstated because without this essential capability concrete foundations are completely and utterly useless.

Secondly: the foundation must be completely level, to allow for a proper base for structure above.

And thirdly: the foundation must keep out the water. And that’s not just water from the sky, but water from underground, too.

Concrete slabs are the most common type of foundation. They’re dependable and reliable, which is why many people prefer them over other types of foundations.

To create a concrete slab foundation, the general process is as follows:

  • Prepare a frame for the concrete slab. Ensure that this is done properly, as the formwork will have to bear a lot of weight. Poorly done framework is not something you can afford.
  • Compact the ground so that the surface is level and will not move around. A road base or something similar is often used for this. It is important the material is firmly compacted, as any shifting will cause the concrete above to crack.
  • To help make sure the concrete won’t crack, add reinforcement bars. The proper positioning of these bars depends on the building plans, and so need to be determined in advance.
  • Pour the concrete. Since concrete shrinks as it drinks, expansion and control joints need to be added to ensure that as it dries it won’t crack. Be sure to compact the concrete, as this will ensure that the concrete binds strongly with the formwork and reinforcements.
  • It might seem like we’re finished, but we’re not. For the next week you need to apply water to the concrete, otherwise the concrete may not seal properly.

We’ve included the above simplified description of the process, to show why concrete foundation pours should be done by the professionals. A proper and safe way to construct a concrete foundation is important when building anything, especially for houses. It’s not as simple as just pouring out the right mixture of cement onto an empty space. With so much weight bearing down on these slabs it could easily become unstable if we don’t follow certain steps in order to allow the concrete time to harden properly without cracking. Foundations are meant to last for decades, and they often support the most important things in our lives; our homes, where we and our family live.

 

We can’t wait to work with you and help make your dream home or construction project come true. If there’s any other information you need, just give us a call, or enter your details in the contact form. Our team of experts will be eager answer all questions about what foundation best fits your needs for future building projects!

It is important for a foundation to do three things very well.

Firstly: it must support the weight of whatever sits atop it; this seems obvious but its importance cannot be overstated because without this essential capability concrete foundations are completely and utterly useless.

Secondly: the foundation must be completely level, to allow for a proper base for structure above.

And thirdly: the foundation must keep out the water. And that’s not just water from the sky, but water from underground, too.