Concrete Surfaces

Concrete Options

Concrete is a versatile building material that can be used for foundation, flooring, and exterior surfaces such as porches and driveways. Concrete can take on many different textures that will enhance your design and fit the era of your architecture, due to the way concrete is formed. Check out a few options below that concrete can be used for, and consider whether this material might be a good choice for your project!

Project Details

High Strength Engineered Concrete

One of our new single-family dwellings uses high-strength engineered concrete for its foundation. The structural concrete has increased stability and reduction of deflections, increasing the long-term durability. We have many highly trained concrete experts on our staff, who handle most of our own concrete work.

See the Final Project / Modern Vacation Home »

Polished Concrete

This multi-step process creates a specific appearance for a 'clean' look in any New Build or Remodel. This LEED-approved flooring is durable, easy to clean, and has a high coefficient of friction which makes it non-slippery. Choosing this flooring will also enhance the amount of natural light utilized in the room due to its reflective surface.

Stamped Concrete

We decided on stamped concrete at our office on 4th street in Corvallis, for an upscale look that has depth and interest without taking away from the architectural design of our building. In addition to stamped concrete, we offer a wide variety of finishes for your project, including broom finish, exposed aggregate, pressure washed, acid-washed and sealed, stamped, stained, metal broom finished, sand texture and smooth troweled. The key to great concrete finishes is timing, experience, and hard work, all of which our crew excels at.

See the Final Project / G. Christianson Office »

Parging

We worked with Deb Kadas, Designer, to create mockup samples of the various possible finishes for her concrete work. This burnished flat trowel finish was her selection to recreate the historic artisan/craftsman texture of the original porch. This look is achieved with parging, a plaster or mortar coating to cover imperfections with ornate and beautiful designs that support the aesthetic of its surroundings. Both steps and wall caps were poured to match the finish of the original porch.

See the Final Project / Craftsman Front Porch »

Insulating Concrete Forms

Insulating concrete forms combine one of the highest value insulating materials, Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), with one of the strongest structural building materials, steel-reinforced concrete. The result is a wall system of unmatched comfort, energy efficiency, strength, and noise reduction.

See the Final Project / Vineyard House »

Driveways

Driveways are a high traffic area often overlooked during construction. We can fix cracking and sagging occurring in your driveway. With proper support and rebar reinforcement, our concrete driveways are done correctly the first time.

What our Clients are Saying

“Throughout the project, Sarah did an incredible job of listening to our vision and guided our decisions with her extensive design experience. G. Christianson consistently provided excellent materials, work, communication, and, moreover, they became our friends throughout the process. They used only superior quality products throughout our home, made sure all systems and structures throughout were constructed to meet or exceed code standards, and took the initiative to provide superior construction techniques even where it wouldn't show. The custom cabinetry and carpentry throughout is top quality and beautiful. The result is exactly the dream home we've always wanted! Sarah, Tanner, and the GCC team created a gorgeous, comfortable space where our family can grow for decades. It was an incredible two-year experience with the GCC family.”

See the Riverside Farmhouse Remodel project

“The highlight of the job, “Coming in and finding the job done and done right!””

Debby Gerdes, Corvallis

See the Craft Room Basement project

“They took our period bathroom and built a gorgeous and accessible shower with great sensitivity to the historic details. They left no mess, and finished every detail perfectly. They adapted to small changes we suggested and made errors right. Tony, especially, was just terrific to work with and the cabinetmaker was a master!”

Ed & Karen Miller, Corvallis

See the Historic Bathroom Remodel project
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