Most people will never try to understand the physical components of a structure that lie below the flooring of a home. If and when the time comes for a foundation repair, understanding your foundation type and characteristics will lead to the best service and solutions. Contractors build homes in Arizona using three different kinds of concrete foundations: monolithic, post-tension (a type of monolithic) and stem wall foundations.
A post-tension foundation, also falls within the family of monolithic foundations, but also contains an inner tension that is created after the concrete is poured – which is why it is called post-tension, or “after-tension.” Whereas a regular monolithic foundation probably contains rebar inside only the perimeter, a post-tension foundation contains a horizontal grid pattern of steel reinforcement throughout the inside of the slab. As the concrete cools, the steel bars become tense, allowing the foundation to maintain shape with less cracking. The result is a strong foundation that allows some flexibility in its shape. This is particularly useful in places like Arizona, where the soils are prone to move, shift, or expand under concrete foundations. Unfortunately, over time, rebar reinforcement is subject to invading moisture that can cause oxidation and wearing of the foundation material. With a full repair, sealing and painting method provided only by seasoned expert James Belville and Concrete Repairman LLC, Arizona’s homeowners can stop these destructive effects.
Until their residential or commercial foundation begins to deteriorate or fail, the characteristics of concrete foundations will remain mysterious to most home and property owners. It is common for a company to make foundation repairs without going very far beneath the surface, where the problem starts. James Belville knows that most repair companies and contractors often neglect to go deep enough, they fail to create a lasting seal, and they almost never repaint the surface of a repair. With a better understanding of their foundation type, homeowners and other property owners can take the correct steps for repairs and maintenance. If you have questions or concerns about your foundation, or if you would like an estimate on the right solution, call James at Concrete Repairman LLC, the Valley’s best concrete repair experts, at (602) 418-2970.
The staff at Concrete Repairman LLC. are experts when it comes to foundation inspections and repair. We understand the issues that Arizona homes have when it comes to issues protecting your home and the investment you have made. Concrete Repairman LLC’s founder, James Belville, is a Third generation concrete repair specialist, with over 32 years of experience in the foundation repair and inspection industry. We are a licensed, bonded and insured commercial and residential concrete contractor in Arizona, Concrete Repairman LLC, has a full range of services and more.
If you are concerned about your home’s foundation or buying a home and worried that there may be a problem regarding its foundation, call James and get the answers, not excuses.