Foundation & Construction
The vast majority of the concrete services we provide are for foundation installation and other construction work. We mix and provide the highest quality of concrete which can be mixed on site and provided by metered trucks to ensure you pay for what you use. Our specialist installation teams have years of experience and training to make sure that any work carried out is to the best industry standards and that it always meets any local or state standards and codes. Whether you are looking to install a small foundation for a garage or shed, or need major foundation work for a larger building project, then Everett Concrete Pros is the number one choice.
Continuous and Spread Footing Foundations
These types of foundations are the ideal solution for many commercial locations. They usually involve us installing beams or columns and have a much wider footing than a normal foundation. This helps spread the load capacity of your building onto the surface surrounding the foundation. As well as spreading the total load capacity over a wider area, these types of foundations are also efficient in bearing the weight of foundation walls and can help minimize or prevent movement in bad weather and high winds.
For commercial or industrial projects, there are two things you should always consider when deciding on your foundation type. The primary factor to think about is what your building’s estimated total load capacity will be. This is the total weight and pressure your foundations will have to support. Piles foundations are deep foundations and tend to be two to three times deeper than their breadth. We will usually advise to use piles foundations where we have assessed that the load bearing capacity of the surface soil on site is not sufficient for what your estimated load capacity is. The piles themselves are usually made from specially reinforced concrete or steel.
Another solution our experts may suggest where the surface soil has low load bearing capacity is a mat foundation, which is sometimes called a raft foundation. It involves the installation of a thick concrete slab which has a much bigger surface area than that of the actual building. By sharing the load bearing stress over a wider area than normal, it makes your foundation a lot more efficient and you are less likely to encounter problems in the future.
The solutions listed above are the most common foundations we install in commercial or industrial locations. But our experts may suggest alternatives once they have carried out a thorough assessment. A foundation made of concrete and rebar, known as a spread foundation, has a very low risk of failure and can also help prevent frost heaving or sinking foundations. If your planned construction will have lightly loaded foundations, then monolithic concrete slabs with grade beams may be the optimum solution. Request our free foundation assessment service so we can give you the best advice possible.