The excavation crew starts by studying the plan and the locates before starting. Excavation is done by mini excavator, skid steer and hand tools. During the excavation process there are times when materials are placed on the street, however, by end of day all debris is cleaned up.
The forming crew brings the plans to life. The crew will frame the shape and size of the work based on the agreed design. At this stage, slopes and water run off is considered. The forming crew works meticulously and diligently to ensure the
The grading process entails bringing in the granular base to the property either by machine or wheelbarrow. The crews will spread the base to ensure there is an adequate granular base as per the specs of the quote. The gravel provides drainage directly underneath the concrete slab.The last step of this process is compacting the gravel with a heavy plate tamper, providing a sturdy base for the concrete to be poured.
This can be the loudest and messiest part of the job. Structural control cuts must be scored into the concrete. The crew will ﬁrst assess all the possible stress points (corners most likely to cause cracking) and create a grid from those points. As much as we would like to have all cuts be of equal shape and size, it simply is not possible with all irregularities in the shape of homes and the work itself. The cutting can create large amounts of dust and it is best advises to have your windows closed and if possible, advise your neighbours to do the same. The crews will then spend countless hours cleaning/washing not only your property but the adjacent properties that may have been aﬀected by our work.