Concrete is widely used in today’s world, nearly every city is a metroplex of concrete sidewalks, steps, stairways, parking structures, parking lot stumps, even large electrical poles are made from massive amounts of concrete. As the population blossoms, the cities and towns grow larger and in come the caravans of ready-mix trucks. These larger construction projects require tons of cement (quite literally). For your project as a homeowner, you will not require such copious amounts. The job you plan will determine the amount you will need, and professional cement pourers can help you with the estimates.
Versatility of Cement for Many Applications
Ready mix is a substance that when poured into a location that has been marked and leveled by workers, it will harden to nearly as strong as a rock. It is porous and rough in texture, but in some applications can be polished and covered in an epoxy resin for shiny, high gloss surface. Concrete can also be dyed or painted, usually, this is an option for those who are implementing it in their homes or businesses. Concrete is now used for a wide variety of materials, such as flooring and countertops, and even dining room tables. There is also the most common application, driveways, patios, and the foundation under most structures.
A New Patio or Driveway Can Look Impressive
Ready mix cement manufacturers Modesto CA are available to deliver the concrete wet mix to your location. There are also small drums available to rent that can be brought to you. Covering your dirt driveway with smooth concrete will keep down dust, look appealing, and increase the value of your property. Perhaps you would like a new, level patio to sit and enjoy coffee or have friends and family over to enjoy. Cement is even a great option for in-ground pool construction. Ready Mix is available for commercial use, city or county contracts, construction projects, and home improvement.
Beginning the Build of a New Home
Beginning the construction of a new home begins with leveling and marking the entire area of the structure that will be built. One of the first jobs is pouring cement, to lay the very base of the project. Foundations are laid for structural integrity, stability, and to prevent sinking into the soft ground. Cement is a very strong material that can hold the weight of the building for years upon years. Concrete foundations are poured at a thickness of between 8 and 10 inches for standard homes.
Building Additional Structures on Your Existing Property
Concrete can be poured to add to old construction, also. If you decide to add on a garage or steel building, those will need a foundation as well. The safest bet is to assume you will need a 6″ thick foundation to have plenty of structural support and enough strength to hold cars, trucks, or something heavier you may need to support in the future. Building it right the first time will save time, money, and aggravation later if you need better support. You wouldn’t want your custom garage’s foundation to crack because you bought a new tractor or heavy motorhome later in life.