Concrete Slabs, Foundations & Structures
Our company installs over a million square feet of concrete floor every year. By using the latest technology and innovation, we guarantee a quality product that ensures your project, large or small, is completed on time and in a safe manner.
When it comes to concrete foundations, quality is crucial. After all, the foundation is the one part of the house that you can’t redo! So when we go to pour a concrete slab foundation, we pay a lot of attention to making sure it is properly poured and has time to cure before construction begins on the rest of the building.
But even with the highest quality concrete slab foundations, there is going to be some movement, some of which might result in a crack. After all, the concrete itself expands and contracts to some extent depending on the temperature: It expands on hot days and contracts when the weather is cooler.
So it isn’t at all uncommon for a concrete foundation to crack. When that does happen, though, there are still ways to limit the damage and extend the life of your home’s foundation. Wright Construction can repair concrete slab foundation cracks so that they don’t spread anymore or undermine your home’s structural integrity.
With proper maintenance, your concrete slab foundations and other structures will last much longer. And there are some ways you can help prevent damage to your home’s foundation:
Make sure your gutters are clean and use gutter extensions to push water at least five feet away from your home’s foundation.
Grading your landscape -- creating a slope that runs downhill from your home -- is a great way to keep water from collecting around your home.
If you have any large trees within 10-20 feet of your home, pay attention to their roots. You might need to remove those trees, because tree roots and concrete slab foundations don’t mix!
Create a swale (or have one dug) to direct water runoff away from your home.
Be sure your landscaping doesn’t cover up the parts of your concrete foundation that are showing. It is important for a home’s foundation to be able to “breathe.”
Oddly enough, though a lot of water can be bad for your foundation, it does need some. If the weather has been extremely dry, be sure to water the grass near the foundation so it gets at least a minimal amount of moisture.
Wright Construction installs durable concrete foundation slabs and other concrete / cement structures for commercial and residential customers in Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga and Birmingham. Our concrete slab and foundation services are comprehensive, including footing and foundation walls, pile caps and grade beams, slab on metal deck, slab on grade, column and beams, box culverts / headwalls, and panels for tilt-up construction. With over a quarter of a century in the asphalt and concrete business, we are experts at doing the job right the first time.
Build your commercial or residential building on a firm foundation. Choose Wright Construction to be the contractor for all your concrete slab, cement and foundation needs! Contact us for a quote today.
footing & foundation walls | pile caps & grade beams | slab-on-grade | slab-on-metal deck | column & beams | tilt-wall panels | box culverts/headwalls