Ottawa Concrete tops the list when it comes to site preparation and concrete services.
Our technicians at Ottawa Concrete specialize in concrete forming, placing, and finishing services. We are experienced and trained in doing concrete construction in Cumberland and have been in the construction industry for years.
Our team of concrete specialists take pride in their ability to deliver all types of flatwork for driveways, patios, sidewalks, and walls, and more.
Preparing the mixture added into the concrete together with their corresponding proportions is one of the first and most essential concrete construction steps.
The best way to achieve a high-quality concrete structure is to have well-mixed concrete. Another variable that must be considered is the cement type, chemical admixtures, mineral, and water amount added into the mixture.
All these details are essential to creating a sturdy and durable concrete structure. It is also best to pick an experienced contractor to prepare the concrete mixture. At Ottawa Concrete, our technicians have gone through years of experience in this field, and they are skilled and well trained in designing the mix, according to the type of project.
Coordination of different trades is an essential part of the construction process. This factor is significant in electrical and mechanical works
When parking the concrete mixing truck, it is best to have it parked as close to the site as possible. In this way, the concrete can be conveniently poured directly into the forms. If it is not possible to park the concrete mixing truck nearby, it can also be transported through buckets by a wheelbarrow or a by a crane.
The fresh concrete mixture can also be pumped directly into the construction site through concrete pumps and hoses.
The final treatment of the concrete surface is finishing. This is done after the concrete was mixed and placed to achieve the desired results and properties.
Concrete finishing can be as simple as pushing a wide blade over the surface of the fresh concrete to achieve a flat surface. This process is also called screeding.
Screeding is the process of pushing a wide blade over the poured concrete to ensure a flat surface. If there are low spots that are not flattened during screeding, it can be filled and leveled using bull floating. Edging is performed after screeding and bull-floating to ensure the durability of the sides of the concrete and the edges. This will also protect the concrete from scaling and chipping.
Other than screeding, floating and troweling can also be used to smoothen the surface. Floating and troweling is the process of compacting and smoothing the concrete surface, and compared to screeding, it is done when the concrete is already starting to harden.
Once the concrete has already hardened, mechanical finishing can make the surface rough and less slippery. Mechanical finishing can also be used to polish the body and can serve as a decorative step to bring out the beauty of a special aggregate like creating marble chips.
Here at Ottawa Concrete, we also use concrete dyes and surface molds to imitate the appearance of decorative pavers, bricks, or even ceramic tile.
If you are looking for a concrete contractor that can provide excellent service for your Cumberland property, call us now at 613-822-6259. You can also chat with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will help you start your new concrete project in the best and most convenient way possible!