One of the most common services we offer is concrete slab installation. You may need a slab installed for unlimited reasons, and we can help with all of them.
If you are undertaking a new build project and need a base slab installed, then we are ready to serve you. Other reasons can be for a new garage, an extension or even for an outbuilding.
Along with the installation, we can also offer additional services to compliment your new slab, including Stamped concrete and also stained concrete; these options can be discussed on the initial survey. Please reach out to us anytime, and we will be able to provide you with all the help needed to turn your concrete project into a reality.
What is a concrete slab, and why do I need one?
Concrete slabs can be used for all kinds of purposes, from separating a lawn from the street, to making sidewalks and driveways. They are typically made out of cement or concrete (though some other materials may also work), with gravel as an aggregate between layers. Though it seems like they would just get slippery when wet, there is no danger because water cannot penetrate these surfaces – they absorb hardly any moisture.
How to install a concrete slab
To install a concrete slab, you first need to level the ground. You can do this by using stakes and string or other methods like laser levels. Next, lay down your form boards for either side of the foundation (front left and back right) with spacers in between them; these will keep any type of overhang from happening as well as provide stability on all sides while pouring it into a mold that is made out of wood after assembling it-this creates an exact shape inside so when placing wet cement in there you have something solid to work against instead having one edge being unsupported during its drying process which could lead to cracking later on.
After levelling off each corner piece, make sure they are entirely touching at their corners to create the flooring, or in other words, to make sure they’re squared off (this is important for a house to have level floors). After you lay down the form boards and spaces between them and place your cement inside of this wooden mold/mold box, it will start to dry 5-10 minutes after pouring it into the box. Then it will take 1-2 days to dry out all the way, depending on the amount of cement you use inside and how thick your slab is.
The benefits of concrete slabs
Concrete slabs are a great way to beautify the outside of your home without having to worry about constant upkeep. They make it easier for you because all that needs to be done is occasional sweeping and mopping, which anyone in minutes can easily complete! Concrete doesn’t collect dirt as some other materials do – so if you’re not too handy with gardening tools or lawn equipment, this may be the perfect option for you.
Common mistakes people make when installing their concrete slabs
Some of the most common mistakes people make when installing their concrete slabs are not levelling out the ground, using too much water to eliminate air bubbles, and being overly aggressive with a trowel.
Some of the more frequent errors homeowners make while installing their very first slab are failing to level out uneven terrain; adding excessive amounts of liquid cement or some other material to remove any trapped pockets for air which could lead them into thinking they have succeeded only to find that it is then dry and brittle as opposed to a firm yet malleable surface.
If you have limited experience it is better to call in The Miami Concreters who will be able to swiftly take care of all your concrete slab needs.
Concrete slabs in Miami are not difficult to install, but they require a lot of attention and care. If you’re looking for the best concrete slab installation contractor in Florida, contact us today! The Miami Concreters offer high-quality services that will result in gorgeous new concrete slabs on your property. Our professional team is ready to start installing as soon as possible. Give our experts a call or send an email through our website if you want more information about how we can help with this project.