CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS MELBOURNE
Laying the perfect foundation for your project
The Right First Step
The foundation your home, store, garage, or other building sits on may not be something you think about, but it should be. If you’re starting a new build it’s easy to get caught up in thinking about the aesthetic and practicality of the design and how it will work. While these aspects are incredibly important, they’re just one part of the puzzle— and that puzzle can’t get started until it’s on solid footing.
The foundation of your project will become its feet, supporting anything and everything that goes on it. Whether this is a small home, large home, retail space, or a sizable apartment block or commercial building, starting off on the right foot is paramount.
Concrete foundations are constructed to high practice standards, making them a fantastic and practical choice. With Melbourne’s climate and weather constantly evolving and changing from season to season and even day to day and hour to hour, you don’t want to risk a sub-par foundation that’s prone to cracking, flooding, or other issues found in other types of foundations.
CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS BY ITALCON CONCRETING
At Italcon Concreting, we have two passions: Concreting in Melbourne and giving our clients the best results possible. We understand all too well how crucial the construction of your concrete foundation is, so we go above and beyond to make sure it not only meets every code, but exceeds your— and our— standards.
With concrete foundations by our experienced team, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your project is resting on a solid foundation built with precision and care. We pore over every inch with zeal and diligence, taking great pride in what we create for you.
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BENEFITS OF CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS
Concrete foundations offer a wide range of benefits, including
Your Concrete Foundation Questions Answered
Concrete foundations are a load-bearing structure that holds a building upright and supports it. It also helps to keep groundwater out and acts as a barrier against water and soil vapor.
Concrete foundations come in three types:
- T-Shaped: T-shaped foundations are often used where the ground freezes. It sees a concrete footing laid underneath the frost line and the walls built on top. The footing is wider than the wall in order to provide extra support to the foundation. The T-shaped foundation is then put in and left to cure before the walls are constructed, and then the slab is poured.
- Slab-on-Grade/Monolithic Slab: This type of concrete foundation is used in areas that do not freeze. It involves a single layer of concrete that is thicker at the edges, with reinforcing rods strengthening the thickened edge. It can also be adapted with insulation if required.
- Frost protected: Frost protected foundations can only be used with heated structures. It uses polystyrene insulation on the base and foundation wall to prevent frost from forming on the ground, and the concrete is poured in one operation as opposed to the three required for T-shaped foundations.
To reduce the risk of concrete foundations cracking, we put in a base. This is a layer between the existing soil (the sub-grade) and the concrete slab. This base acts as a support to help reduce cracking risk.
WHY ITALCON CONCRETING?
We take every project seriously, and carefully consider every aspect of concrete foundations to ensure safety.
We’re a team of passionate, highly-trained, and well-equipped qualified concreting contractors.
Concrete and its intricacies are important to us, as is our commitment to delivering exceptional customer service.
CONSIDER CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS
While every aspect of a build is important, it all starts at the beginning: The foundation. Getting the foundation right is key to having a project run as smoothly as possible, and that’s what we’re here to provide. When you choose Italcon Concreting for your concrete foundation, you’re choosing expert workmanship blended with a dedication to the optimal end result, giving you the perfect foundation to build upon.