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About Concrete Foundations in Round Rock TXRegardless of the type or how you build a concrete foundation, the most common problem facing Round Rock TX homeowners and contractors is a concrete foundation crack. A concrete foundation crack is perfectly normal as 66% of all concrete foundations crack within the first year. The major reason for cracks is concrete shrinkage and a settling concrete foundation.
Round Rock TX Foundation Cracks
A concrete foundation is under enormous pressure from the earth and hydrostatic headwater pressure. Your waterproofing material must protect any cracks in your concrete foundation. When it comes to protecting a concrete foundation you only have one chance to build a concrete foundation right the first time.
Round Rock TX Poured Concrete Foundations
There are 2 basic types of concrete foundations. They are concrete block foundations and poured concrete foundations. Concrete block foundations are foam blocks that are stacked into place. The foam blocks are then filled with concrete. Poured concrete foundations are constructed by setting in place your foundation forms first. Forms for poured concrete foundations are made from either wood or aluminum. Once in place the concrete pumping truck fills the foundation with concrete. When constructing either concrete block foundations or poured concrete foundations it's recommended that you use reinforcing steel. The presence of reinforcing steel dramatically increases the overall strength of both concrete block foundations and poured concrete foundations.
Round Rock TX Concrete Foundations Curing Process
Both poured concrete foundations and concrete block foundations need time to cure. The suggested curing time is 7 days. There are a few things to remember when pouring concrete foundations: If the temperature at the job site is going to fall below freezing within a couple of days after the pour, blankets should be put along the exposed top of the wall for the insulation of both poured concrete foundations and concrete block foundations. If the weather is very hot and dry, use plastic sheeting over the exposed top in order to prevent excessive rapid drying of the concrete for both poured concrete foundations and concrete block foundations. If there is standing water in the forms, drain the cavities prior to pouring the concrete into either the poured concrete foundations or concrete block foundations. The curing time for a foundation to reach full strength is approximately 60 days.
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