Tampa Concrete Stamping does so much more than decorative concrete. We also prepare the ground and do the heavy work for construction, leaving behind a smooth concrete finished product that is ready for the carpenters to move in and get to work. That means we operate at every single stage of concrete working. We are there from the birth of a building to dig those foundations and lay the concrete slabs that will support the structure. We can offer architectural concrete services to those looking to have their concrete perform the dual task of supporting the structure and looking great at the surface. Plus we can come and retrofit polished concrete or add new patio and pool deck stamped concrete hardscapes that will take your breath away. Which is why you should talk to Tampa Concrete Stamping about your concrete needs. Because when your whole home or property is literally standing on concrete foundations you want to know that they were laid by a company with a rock solid record.
Excavation and Demo
Tampa Concrete Stamping isn't afraid to roll up its sleeves and get to work on the big jobs. Like excavating the site of future foundations and demolishing its way through legacy concrete slabs that are so often in the way when a site is redeveloped. From outhouses to houses and municipal and commercial work – if it needs demolition and excavation to lay those foundations get in touch with Tampa Concrete Stamping today.
No foundation is going to be safe if it's laid on shifting subsoil and the biggest factor in soil movement is water. So at Tampa Concrete Stamping we understand the importance of proper assessment and correct drainage before we start pouring foundation slabs.
The most popular foundation slab is the slab on grade foundation. That's because it's relatively simple and therefore cheap while if done properly it provides a solid base for your property. There are factors that have to be taken into account here however. Firstly the edges of the slab have to be much thicker than the rest of it to give it the structural strength it needs for the job you're asking it to do. Secondly it lies directly on the soil so it must be poured by a company with expertise in soil type, drainage, and flood and frost risk. Talk to Tampa Concrete Stamping about how we do that.
Other Foundation Types
Florida benefits from a climate where frost protection isn't usually top of mind, but we still have local variations in micro climate and soil type which means that in some situations there are other types of foundations that may be worth considering. Floating slab foundation, for example, avoids some of the problems of slab on grade by having a thin gap between the slab and the soil. T foundations have a wider base, like an upside-down letter T to give them more strength for supporting the structure above. Bigger and taller buildings require piles or caissons. Talk to Tampa Concrete Stamping about your project and together we will create the bedrock for your ambitions.