The excavation crew studies the plan and reviews 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 all the design and construction specifications are met.
The granular base is introduced on-site to your property. The crews begin to distribute the base to the proper specifications required. They will spread the base to ensure there is an adequate granular base as per the specs of the quote. The last step of this process is the compaction of the base with the appropiate compaction tampers. Once completed this provides a solid surface for the consequent concrete pour.
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 that cause cracks) 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.