Commercial Concrete Projects
Along the Sunshine Coast and around Australia the requirements for a concrete slab placement are changing, especially for commercial concreting projects. This means that property owners are asking for more, such as greater durability of surfaces, increases in distances of jointing, and tighter flatness numbers for concreting. With additional demands comes additional efforts that Concrete Contractors must meet to get the job done properly.
The old saying, when you fail to plan, you plan to fail has become even more true for concreting contractors. Now, most of the time is spent planning for even more details to be included which makes the slab placement even more complex. Naturally, you will need to follow all laws, rules, and regulations that govern concreting and the placement of slabs, but you will also need to include all the requests of the client when possible.
What follows are a few tips that will help you plan better when doing the job. It will not only save time in the long run, but also provide for better results.
- Concrete Contractors must oversee both placement and curing of the concrete used in all commercial jobs
- New materials and techniques have resulted in extended jointing patterns
- Ensure everyone is on the same page & following the same set of rules
Concrete Contractors on the Sunshine Coast
The key to planning the concreting project on the Sunshine Coast, is to create a pace in which work can be completed. A prompt, professional team of Concrete Tradesmen to get the job completed without sacrificing quality. This means planning that moves the work along at a pace that is achievable, but not too fast which might cause mistakes to occur or too slow that it does not meet the deadlines.
One important planning aspect is whether initial placement can be performed in a single stage or two stages. The appropriate screed can be determined by the contractor with this knowledge.
With so many inspections along with approvals before the next step is taken, Concrete Contractors have a duty to put the best Concrete Tradesman in charge. By designating who gives the orders for a particular step, that will help clarify the chain of command and help the project to move along faster without a drop in quality.
Experience Matters for slab placement
As a Concrete Contractor, meeting the expectations of the owner is the goal. This means that all assets you are using should be up to the requirements of the job. This is where experienced concreter comes in. For example, if a team has never performed slab placement similar to the floor requirements of the current task, even on a smaller scale, then they probably will not get the job completed on a larger scale.
Surface Textures & Finishes
Naturally, flatness is a primary consideration. But there is the addition of finishes or textures that will be added to the flooring as well. This means significant differences between flooring that is polished and flooring that is treated, such as with a coating. By accounting for such differences right from the start, the Concrete Tradesman can better plan from the outset what to do.
Successful slab placement for commercial concrete jobs in the greater Sunshine Coast area must follow the correct rules and regulations. But they also must meet the demand of the owners. Keep that in mind for your next commercial concreting job. Contact Class 1 Concreting for any other information ask for Scotty, he has over 20 years experience on the Sunshine Coast.