Councils and businesses tender commercial concrete contracts to refresh tired or unsafe spaces. Concrete specialists like Fenix get the call for projects like this because they have the right tools and experience. These in turn lead to short turnaround times.
‘Commercial concrete’ defines a project that’s not residential. It’s a broad area including office blocks, pathways, and even gully pits. Footpaths, roads, drains, and the like are the concerns of city councils. Footpaths need some ‘refreshing’ every decade or so thanks to tree roots growing underneath, general cracking, and wear and tear.
Businesses put out contracts for commercial concrete projects of their own for any number of reasons. If they’ve bought an old property, for example, it’ll need some updating. Concreters can tear up and lay new flooring and resurface the car park.
Commercial concrete projects are special because the footpaths, floors, and the like are subject to large amounts of stress every day. This is from people walking over it, as well as cars driving and parking. The concrete needs to have a high psi count, usually 4000 and above, to last. Contractors never create slabs with just concrete mixture alone. Rebar, or steel mesh, is laid first and the mix is poured over it. The tensile strength of the rebar plus the durability of the hard concrete makes a near-indestructible slab.
Safety is also a concern when laying new foundations. Restaurants, shops, and event spaces with concrete floors need a surface that won’t leave staff or customers injured. There’s a need for smooth, polished surfaces that are easy to clean and resistant to stains. Each project requires a different finish, as well.
Commercial concrete is different from residential projects because it’s used to make or improve businesses and council areas. All over Brisbane, there’s need for contractors like Fenix to lay new footpaths or resurface driveways.