Tacoma Concrete Grade Beams
In construction, a grade beam is a type of substructure system used to distribute the weight of a building over unstable soil. The beam may sit directly on the loose soil or be supported by pipe pilings that extend deep underground. Our expert builders then position a series of piers or substructures wall on top of the beam to support specific building components.
These substructure systems consist of heavy-duty concrete beams that are often reinforced with rebar or steel mesh for additional strength. Unlike standard spread footers, grade beams are designed to minimize deflection instead of simply transferring loads directly to the ground below. This allows the beam to span loose or unstable areas of soil, and redistribute building loads to areas where soil is more compact.
The grade beam specialists at Bay Concrete, LLC design a grade beam substructure based on local building codes and the specific demands of the project. As part of the design process, our experts will take soil samples and examine site conditions to find the most stable areas. We will then specify the depth, width, and materials for the beam to maximize safety and ensure the building loads receive adequate support. Whatever you need, trust our grade beam specialists to get the job done right and on budget.
If you are looking for concrete grade beams, give us a call today and see what we can do for you! 253-445-7944
Bay Concrete, LLC Provides These Detailed Services in Tacoma & The Surrounding Areas:
- Pea Gravel
- Concrete Driveways
- Concrete Machine Pits
- Concrete Retaining Walls
- Stamped Concrete
- Concrete Grade Beams
- Concrete Sidewalks
- Concrete Truck Wells
- Concrete Bollards
- Concrete Trenches
- Concrete Curbs & Gutters
We Install Custom Concrete Grade Beams in the Following Areas of Washington:
Tacoma| Gig Harbor | Federal Way | Olympia | Seattle | Puyallup | Kent | Auburng | Parkland | Spanaway | Des Moines | Lakewood | University Place | South Hill | Renton | Kitsap County | Pierce County | Thurston County | King County