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Concrete Flat Work
What is Concrete Flat Work?
The modern world is filled with flat surfaces. Your driveway, patio, and parking lot are probably all flat, but have you ever noticed the paving surface that keep things so nice and flat? Though there are several types of hardscapes available for different installations, concrete is the world’s favorite option for a professional (and flat) paving job.
In the construction world, the process of laying concrete to a fixed flat area is known as concrete flatwork. Flatwork can seem simple on the surface, but there’s more to a great concrete paving job then pouring and forgetting.
Concrete flatwork consists of any flat concrete paving job. Concrete flatwork can be used to construct sidewalks, curb and gutter, patios, driveways, and much more. If it’s flat and involves concrete, it’s considered concrete flatwork.
What is Concrete Foundation Work?
Concrete foundations are used in most buildings to ensure that they can be built. Houses, commercial buildings, and everything in between are built as soon as a concrete foundation is laid. Concrete has been used for foundations for more than a century to secure the construction of a building and ensure the longevity of the structure.
A sustainable foundation means a much safer home, resilient to unnatural changes in the soil underneath the home. Protection from potential water damage and fire damage is a plus since they can occur more frequently than abnormal land shifts. In the absence of the need to maintain your concrete foundation, you will have more time to worry about more important areas in your home that need your attention
What is Excavation Work in Concrete?
In a typical residential construction project, the excavation contractor shows up after the surveying crew determines the house and lot boundaries. The contractor removes the soil to the depth required for the new foundation and ensures that the soil is firm through compaction tests and compaction with equipment, if necessary.
The dig requirements are precise, so excavating contractors must be able to use a level and transit to match the grade posted by the surveying crew. After the foundation contractor pours the footers and stem wall, the excavation contractor backfills around the new foundation. Excavation work isn’t limited to residential construction, though. According to Home Advisor, it is employed in foundations, roads and driveways, sewer lines, drainage and landscaping projects.