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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
“G Christianson Construction were responsive, timely, and effective throughout the process. Our project was more challenging than most as it was the construction of a footbridge across Dixon Creek. I highly recommend Jon and his team to you!”
Katie Gonzalez, Witham Village Apartments ManagementSee the Witham Village Footbridge project
“We asked Christianson to design and build an entertainment center, a built in bookshelf and a built in desk and credenza. Designer Elizabeth captured our concept and turned it into a beautiful design plan. Ron at the cabinet shop came up with ideas for materials we would have never thought of. All the guys in the cabinet shop got excited about our project and we could tell we were in the hands of skilled craftsman. Jon kept us informed of the timing of construction throughout the project. They truly customized the space and the overall product exceeded our expectations.”
Eric & Laura Hennum, Philomath, ORSee the Integrated Built-in Cabinetry project
“We have hired G. Christianson Construction for many projects in two homes over a span of many years... I would not hesitate to recommend or hire them again. Thumbs up! ”
Laurie Sheriff & Scott Dickinson, CorvallisSee the project