What is an Industrial Concrete Contractor?

There are a lot of projects the utilize concrete as a building material. It is strong and can be easily molded to fit a variety of projects. This leads to over 2 billion tons of concrete being produced per year. 

However, when tackling a project that uses concrete, it is important to understand the behind-the-scenes processes that go into its utilization. You need to know what an industrial concrete contractor is and what services they provide. 

Let’s take a look at all of these factors and see how they impact the decision-making process. 

Types of Concrete Contractors

Concrete can be used to build and enhance many different areas. In general, concrete contractors can be split into residential, commercial, and industrial contractors. This depends on the type of work they do.

Residential concrete contractors install concrete in areas where people live. This can include homes and apartments.

A commercial concrete contractor uses concrete for business facilities, such as stores, warehouses, and restaurants. They may work on the floors, walls, walkways, and architectural details, among many other areas.

Industrial concrete contractors work on projects that are similar to commercial contractors in that they are business jobs. However, they tend to be on an even larger scale and usually are more complex. 

For example, an industrial concrete contractor may construct a concrete warehouse or other business facilities. They also tend to include more structural portions of a building, such as weight-bearing columns.

Common Concrete Services

A commercial or industrial concrete contractor must take several steps into account when creating a plan for a commercial project.

First, site prep creates a space that will ensure dirt and moisture can properly set, reducing the risk of buckling. This may include removing plants, excavating, and backfilling the area. It is also usually compacted, leveled, and graded to create an even surface.

During formwork, the contract creates molds that will hold the concrete while it hardens. After this, the wet concrete can be poured into the forms.

Finally, the concrete is compacted and consolidated to remove any air pockets. It can also be finished with dyes, designs, or stamping if any decorative elements are included.

How to Choose an Industrial Concrete Contractor

Industrial concrete jobs are a lot larger scale and more expensive than residential projects. This means the contractor incurs more risk and needs to mitigate that. A smaller concrete contractor may not be able to handle the job from a liability standpoint.

Make sure your contractor carries adequate insurance and liability limits to offset any risk to you and them.

If something goes wrong on an industrial project, it can dramatically impact you as the customer. A good concrete contractor should have experience in the type of project you are considering. This will help them anticipate different aspects of the project.

Industrial jobs usually have more government regulations and safety and compliance concerns. The company should know how to handle this. A good project manager can make an industrial concrete project go much smoother. 

The contractor should take time for lost access, risk mitigation, and permit needs into account. Industrial concrete contractors may need additional staff too. They should have dedicated staff to take care of the different aspects of each project.

Start Your Project

Due to the scale, cost, and many moving parts, and industrial concrete project is something that should not be taken on lightly. You need to make sure you have a concrete contractor who can handle your project and give you good results.

Call BuildPro STL Construction to get started on your project today.

Like this article?

Share on facebook
Share on Facebook
Share on twitter
Share on Twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on Linkdin
Share on pinterest
Share on Pinterest

Leave a comment

Recent News, Articles, and Projects

industrial infrastructure

Everything You Need to Know about Industrial Infrastructure

In light of the $1.2 million infrastructure bill: what is industrial infrastructure? It’s a pretty broad term. It defines the governing bodies that work together to make thriving nations.  But, industrial infrastructure is evolving, and the growth metrics are changing. Here’s everything you need to know about industrial infrastructure. What Is Industrial Infrastructure? You’ve likely heard

Read More »
mass excavation

What to Expect before and after Mass Excavation: A Closer Look

Excavation is much more than just digging. It involves precise mathematical computations and strategies to ensure the safety of the workers and the structure. Any errors can lead to fatal accidents, such as the sides collapsing, electrocution, and so on. Regardless of the danger, excavation is a necessary procedure for building structures. It’s a crucial

Read More »
mass excavation

Is Mass Excavation the Right Choice? A Closer Look

Projections show that the global earthmoving equipment market will reach a value of $84.24 billion by 2026. Mass excavation is one of the most important earthwork processes of any commercial project. Understanding what mass excavation involves will help you find the best excavating contractor for your project. To find out more, keep reading. What Is Mass

Read More »
Site demolition

5 Reasons to Choose BuildPro as Your Site Demolition Contractor

A site demolition on average can cost between $4 to $8 per square foot. With this being such a big investment, you want to make sure that you’re working with the right professionals. Otherwise, you could be paying for a job that isn’t done correctly and thoroughly. Choosing the right professional team is important when you

Read More »
Site demolition

What Makes a Site Demolition Project Successful? What to Know

The current market size for the demolition and wrecking industry in America is valued at $7 billion. As such, site demolition is a highly lucrative and valuable service that many decrepit commercial buildings undergo for restoration purposes.  If you’re interested in having your industrial or commercial facility renovated from the ground up, keep reading. Because

Read More »
Site demolition

Most Common Site Demolition Methods: A Closer Look

As of 2021, the global construction & demolition waste market has an estimated value of $26.6 billion. Site demolition is the first step in may construction project, as you can’t start building a new structure if there is a ruined building standing in the way. There are several demolition methods available. For a rundown of

Read More »
Site demolition

Top 5 Site Demolition Steps You Should Know

In 2021 the global construction and demolition waste management market reached a value of $212.8 billion. Site demolition is one of many aspects of earthworks, and a crucial component to starting any construction job. Even a ruined building needs a carefully handled demolition process to get the job done efficiently and safely. For a rundown

Read More »

Helpful Links

9921 Holtwick Lane, Saint Ann, Missouri 63074