Striking Concrete
Striking Concrete

basement concrete floor in edmonton

basement floor solutions that will have you enjoying your space through the ages.

The most common problems that can occur with concrete slabs and basement floors are centered around moisture diffusion. The ground beneath the slab is a main source of moisture accumulation. The solution, is to form a barrier between the ground and concrete, by sealing the bottom of the slab.

Striking Concrete pours and finishes residential concrete basement floors that are 3.5 inches thick and with 25 MPA, low air mix.

Our basement floors have a base prep of compacted, wash rock to allow a capillary break which will help to reduce moisture flowing upward from the soil beneath the slab and then a 6 mm polyethylene plastic vapor barrier is laid as an extra layer of support, to keep the concrete slab dry.  Acoustical sealant is placed on the interior walls and our polyethylene seams are overlapped by 1.5 feet and taped with vapor barrier tape to meet building standards in Alberta.

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At Striking Concrete, custom concrete finishes are our specialty. Our professional team will work with you to design a custom finish that is unique, and will add value to your property.
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colored concrete

Coloring concrete is a practice that has been used since the early 1950’s. Color for concrete is not a dye or paint. It is a process of adding pigment to traditional gray cement base mix or stained by chemical application. This technique allows finishers to achieve a range of earth toned colors. Finishers must be familiar with integral color, how it works, factors that affect final color, and the methods for fixing colored concrete issues to become an expert in of decorative concrete.

power trowel

Power trowels are most commonly used to smooth large concrete slabs, when a hand finish is not feasible. Power trowels resemble industrial fans with the blades sitting directly against the concrete surface. They are used to get the slab to a hard and with a level finish. Sounds simple enough; however, timing is key when using this equipment, as rushing the process can limit the porous nature of the slab and extended the drying time required.

hand finish

The most basic type of concrete finish is the hand finish. This technique creates a smooth surface by the using screeds and steel trowels. Once the concrete has been tooled with a screed, concrete finishers use steel trowel to smooth the surface. A good concrete finisher has learned to prefect this technique, through years of training and experience.
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