Concrete Contractor Davis CA Concrete Contractors
Davis Masonry can repair your foundation. Whether that be the wall bowing in the basement, or if a whole corner of the foundation is sinking, or if you recently had an addition on your house that could be messing with the existing foundation – these are all things we can fix! We will have an expert come out and measure it and look everything over. The first thing we have to determine is if your foundation is bowing or if it is settling. Where they’ll see the step cracking or a crack where it is wider at the top and skinnier at the bottom, that usually indicates a corner of your foundation is sinking into the ground or settling. Then we can push up the side of the foundation that is settling. If your foundation is bowing, we can use an adjustable beam system that goes up against the wall, and there’s a bracket on top that can tighten that and straighten the wall over time. There’s also the wall anchor system that can be put on the wall and tighten and straighten the wall over time. The benefits of these two systems are that it does not require much excavation if any at all.
There are many advantages of concrete masonry compared to brick or stone. It is a proven, cost-effective, sustainable solution to your needs. The value of the concrete masonry unit (CMU) is its’ versatility. CMU’s provide strength, a pleasing aesthetic, are environmentally friendly, and come in various finishes, textures, and colors, which makes them perfect for your next project. This versatility makes it extremely popular within the architecture industry. Our company uses various concrete masonry units in different shapes, finishes, and colors to meet your project’s exact needs.
Three essential components determine the characteristics of each CMU. There is Portland Cement, aggregates, and water. Every concrete block will contain sand, stone, cement, and water. Blocks that aren’t gray will contain a pigment that gives them color. The quantities of each ingredient will vary depending on what type of block we need to complete your project. There need to be the right quantities of ingredients to create a quality product. The mixing process and weight specifications of the stone will affect the color of the finished concrete block. So, we need to keep this in mind when choosing blocks of different load-bearing weights for your next project! The versatility of the concrete masonry unit is unmatched in the industry. Not only can they be used for load-bearing walls, but they are also a popular choice for creating accent bands. Choosing the right block is essential for your project.
You can choose something as simple as a standard structure block, or you can opt for a more decorative texture and finish like a split fluted stretcher. There are also CMU’s that are perfect for designers working on an eco-friendly build. There are eco-smart recycled CMU blocks that provide builders with the ability to earn lead points on sustainable building projects. Usually, the eco-smart blocks are built with 30% recycled materials. As you can see, CMU is a versatile product that can meet your project’s needs!