At Valleywide Dig and Haul, we provide the best concrete foundation and concrete footing installations throughout the Phoenix Metro area. With meticulous planning, quality work, and superior finishing, we ensure from start to finish that you will have a durable, long-lasting concrete foundation slab.
Our concrete foundation contractors have extensive experience in building foundations for a wide range of applications such as homes, apartment complexes, condos, office projects, and more.
Planning on building a structure? Contact Valleywide Dig and Haul at 602-529-5526 for all your concrete foundation and concrete footing needs.
Building a solid concrete foundation requires careful planning, precise execution, and adherence to best practices. Here are the steps to constructing a strong foundation:
Site Preparation and Excavation
Before pouring concrete, the construction site must be prepared. This involves clearing the area, excavating the soil, and ensuring proper grading to prevent water accumulation.
Formwork is used to create the shape and structure of the foundation. It consists of panels that hold the wet concrete in place until it hardens. Proper formwork ensures the foundation’s dimensions and shape are accurate.
Reinforcement, usually in the form of steel bars, is added to the formwork to enhance the foundation’s strength and flexibility. This reinforcement helps the foundation withstand various loads and pressures.
Once the formwork and reinforcement are in place, concrete is poured into the mold. The concrete must be of the right consistency and quality to ensure the foundation’s integrity.
Curing and Drying
After pouring, the concrete must be allowed to cure and dry properly. This process can take several days, during which the concrete gains strength and stability.
Upon curing, the formwork is removed, and finishing touches are applied to the foundation’s surface. These touches may include smoothing the surface, adding waterproofing, and addressing any imperfections.
On average, concrete foundations take about 7 days to cure fully. However, curing times can vary based on factors such as weather conditions and the type of concrete mix used.
While simple foundation projects may be DIY-friendly, it’s recommended to consult a professional for complex structures. A well-constructed foundation is crucial for the stability of your entire building.
Rebar, or steel reinforcement, is added to concrete foundations to increase their strength and flexibility. It helps distribute loads evenly and prevents cracking.
Building a basement foundation in areas with a high water table is possible, but it requires proper waterproofing measures to prevent water infiltration.
It’s advisable to inspect your concrete foundation at least once a year, preferably before and after the rainy season, to catch and address any potential issues early on.
Get a hold of Valleywide Dig and Haul for a free estimate or any questions or concerns. We can be reached at 602-529-5526, available 7 days a week from 6AM to 6PM.
We serve the entire Phoenix-metropolitan area including Glendale, Peoria, Goodyear, Avondale, Litchfield Park, Sun City, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Tempe, Surprise, Vistancia, Sun City West, and surrounding areas.