Concrete Construction

No part of a project is more critical or time-sensitive than the construction of the ground interface. Concrete is strong, wear resistant, and durable, but with concrete, you only get one chance at getting things right. It makes sense to hire an experienced contractor for this phase of your project, to ensure that professional standards and practices are maintained.

SRP has the equipment, expertise, and personnel needed to ensure the success of your concrete work from start to finish. We specialize in residential and commercial sidewalks, driveways, flatwork, steps, and foundations, where flatness, drainage, finish, and durability are of paramount importance.

SRP pays particular attention to the development of a consistent, well drained, properly graded, thawed, and uniform sub-surface for all its works. This reduces risk of settling and unnecessary cracking. Frozen or rocky substrate are not insurmountable problems for our ripper. Compaction is done by vibratory plate compactor, vibratory drum roller, or by hydraulic hoe-pac attached to an excavator, depending on the surface.

Once the sub-grade work is completed, SRP will provide cribbing, place moisture migration barriers and insulation, accomodate utilities (e.g. hydronic heating, electrical conduits, gas lines), and install rebar as required by building code and/or engineering specifications.

SRP addresses many factors that are critical to a quality concrete pour. These factors include: organizing skilled labour, navigating site access, ordering the correct concrete mixture and ensuring timely delivery to meet industry codes and standards.

SRP is experienced in meeting the challenges presented, and in coordinating concrete delivery from plants. Precision is improved by SRP’s ability to track delivery trucks electronically, allowing for real-time monitoring and adjustments.

SRP can provide a wide range of decorative surfaces to your concrete project.

Working with concrete in winter is without doubt more challenging than it is in the summer. Nonetheless we have to accept that Calgary and most of Western Canada cannot simply shut down projects for 6 months every year. Precautions must be taken to ensure that concrete is not susceptible to settling due to frost heave, poor strength due to improper curing, or surface chalking due to insufficient moisture.
SRP has the equipment and the skills to enable construction to continue regardless of environmental challenges. Two methods of supplying heat are supported: hydronic ground heat, and more conventional indirect air heat.

  • Hydronic Heat  
    SRP prefers to use hydronic heat when the ground must be thawed or preheated, as it is by far more energy efficient than other methods. It can thaw as much as one foot of depth per day and the ground can then supply a heat source to the bottom of the concrete during curing. After a pour, the same unit can then be used to properly protect or accelerate the concrete curing, either by placing the pipes on the concrete surface, or by leaving sacrificial 1/2 inch Pex piping under it.
  • Indirect Air Heat  
    SRP‘s indirect air heating units can be the preferred choice when working within semi-enclosed structures, as the set-up labour is less, and the same unit can be used to maintain a more comfortable work area for other tasks.

In either of these options, the heaters can be left unattended for extended periods, with SRP‘s proprietary remote mobile monitoring to ensure continued operation.