Concrete Foundations - Concrete Contractors Oshawa
A safe home or building requires a strong foundation. Deciding which type is right for your property is perhaps not the most exciting part of any construction. However, this is a significant step that will have an impact on the structural integrity of your home or business premise. JH Concrete Pros, Oshawa’s trusted concrete contractors, ensure that the structure you want to put up will rest on a sturdy and durable base that will withstand the test of time.
Why Settle for a Concrete Foundation?
Concrete is excellent for constructing foundations because of the many benefits it has to offer. There is no doubt that it is a vast improvement over other materials and methods that came before it, such as foundations made from fly-ash cinder blocks, brick, or stone.
In a nutshell, building your property on a slab can be beneficial in the following ways.
1. Strong & Durable
A foundation transfers the deadweight or load of a structure to the ground. Therefore, it should be very sturdy. That is what you get with a poured concrete slab.
With this kind of foundation, the concrete slab is usually four to six inches thick at the center. The edges tend to be thicker (up to twenty-four inches wide) to provide more strength around the building perimeter wall.
It is also required by code to have the slab reinforced with steel bars (rebar). After reinforcement with steel, concrete’s compressive and flexural strong points exceed the mandatory safety standards.
When well constructed, poured concrete slab foundations can last a lifetime, some providing service of between 80 and 100-years.
2. Resistant to Pests, Fire, & Less Risk of Flooding Damage
A concrete slab is not prone to termite damage since there are no wooden joists or supports to provide nutriments for these destructive critters. The lack of a crawlspace also makes this kind of foundation not to have flooding problems.
Another excellent attribute about concrete is that it is not flammable. As such, it provides trapped occupants with an opportunity to escape burning buildings before the fire spreads.
3. Maintenance Free
Besides being strong, durable, resistant to pests, fires, and flooding, a concrete foundation also requires low maintenance. It is prudent to have your foundation inspected for ground shifts every once in a while. Other than that, it is completely maintenance-free.
Get Professional Concrete Foundation Construction Service
If you choose an inexperienced contractor to install the footings and foundations of your building, you risk compromising the structural integrity of your property. So, it is vital to hire expert concrete slab contractors like JH Concrete Pros to ensure you get the best results.
Our team comprises of highly trained and knowledgeable structural engineers who are accustomed to the soil conditions of Oshawa and the Greater Durham Region. They will help you put up a foundation that will last. Our team takes into account critical factors like the bearing capacity of the soil in your lot, ground moisture levels, hydrostatic pressure, and so on to ensure that the foundation will support the load imposed on it.
Whatever type of property you want to put up, JH Concrete Pros can build slab foundations for:
- Residential and vacation homes
- Warehouses and factories
- Commercial buildings, etc.
No matter the size of the building, we do the job right by using state-of-the-art equipment such as excavators, graders, compactors, concrete mixers, etc.
Your Ideal Partner for Concrete Slab Repair
If you have an existing building with cracks in the concrete slab or foundation walls, our experienced team can also repair such damage. Often, this type of problem happens when shifts in the soil impose lateral and vertical loads on poorly supported foundations. But, through our concrete leveling service (slab jacking), you can have such foundation damage fixed and restore the structural integrity for your existing property.
For professional concrete slab construction and repairs in Oshawa, look no further. Get in touch with us at JH Concrete Pros to schedule an appointment. Our team will visit the land and provide you with a cost-effective and detailed proposal.