Good foundations are the key to success

Concreting

Concreting

Concrete is a composite material composed of fine and coarse aggregate bonded together with a fluid cement, which produces a manageable liquid of any desired consistency.

When the concrete has been manoeuvred to where its needed it dries to create a solid matter, perfect for residential driveways, sub bases, house foundations, walls, paving and many other things.

Blackoak are experienced and skilled in all aspects of concreting and concrete solutions.

On larger projects we use inspectors with the site survey who take measurements of all the required levels, which are then recorded and then collaborated with the client. Expansions joints are created and plans for the locations of this are prepared prior to installation.

All appropriate structural design and shuttering plans are prepared carefully to produce a quality end finish to correct levels and falls.

Reinforced Concrete

Concrete is strong under compression, but has weak tensile strength when used alone. In certain situations such as footings, bridges and other structures, in times like this it needs extra strength.

Rebar (short for reinforcing bar), known as reinforcing steel, is a steel bar or mesh of steel wires used to strengthen the concrete. The bars are stretched and then the -concrete is set around them, when it has solidified the tension on the bars is released and as a result it compresses the concrete giving it extra strength through the tension. Concrete

Rebar significantly increases the overall strength of the structure or footing. There are patterns in the Rebar help to form a better bond with the concrete as it helps them grip together when everything is set.

We can also offer different finishing options for your concrete areas:

  • Trowel or floating (manually or mechanically)
  • Broom finish
  • Salt finish
  • Concrete colouring

Concreting – Core Values

Concreting

Blackoak surfacing covers all concreting as we have trained concrete specialists

Surfacing

Concrete is an excellent choice for surfacing as it is hard wearing and can be ready to drive on in 3 days

Alternatives

There are many alternatives that are cheaper than concreting but few that are as hard wearing and we will give you all these options when quoting

Reinforcement

Concrete can be reinforced using iron bars to create a solid concrete surface or structure

Safety

Blackoak is always safe when using concrete and understands the hazards when in contact with this material

VOC Content

We pride ourselves on being eco-friendly and reducing carbon emission to do so we calculate VOC Content of material and can offer these documents to any customers