Whether you are looking for an extension, some alteration works, or even a new build project, a concrete floor is one of the first things that needs to be considered.
No property is the same, and it is essential that you gain professional advice on the best options for the concrete work you want to undertake.
We also serve commercial clients in the Portland, OR area, so please feel free to contact us and discuss your requirements; we can tackle all projects from a new garage floor to an entirely new industrial unit concrete slab.
How thick does a concrete slab have to be?
The concrete floor slab thickness for residential construction is 4 inches. However, if a heavy load will be placed on the surface from time to time, such as motorhomes or garbage trucks, then it’s recommended that you use 5-6 inches of concrete to properly support and protect the slab.
Do I need gravel under my concrete slab?
Concrete is a porous material, which means it will absorb any moisture in contact with it. This can lead to pooling water and erosion of your slab if you do not have crushed stone beneath the concrete for drainage purposes. Adding some crushed stones will allow proper drainage and protect from ground-level contaminants seeping in through cracks or gaps in the sealant membrane around your foundation walls.
Concrete absorbs all liquids nearby due to its porosity, leading to pools of stagnant water on slabs without adequate drain quality underneath like a layer of broken rocks (crushed stone).
Should you put plastic under concrete?
A concrete vapor barrier is a material that prevents moisture from entering the floor. A fresh cement slab needs to dry and stay dry for it not to have any problems with cracking or other construction issues, so installing a vapor barrier under your new building will help ensure you don’t run into these common challenges.
Concrete companies Portland
Concrete floors and slabs are an excellent material for your home because of the durability, stain resistance and low maintenance they provide. However, it is essential to make sure you get a perfect installation from experts who know what they’re doing. We have the experience needed to take care of all your project needs from a concrete slab to a stamped concrete driveway. Please contact our team today, and we will arrange a survey to establish your exact requirements.