Flat, level, square, and sturdy formwork. Uniformly placed and well compacted base material. Tight and tidy vapor barrier. Reinforcement correctly positioned to perform as expected. You can't pour a perfect slab during the preparation phase, but you certainly can destine it for failure. When the preparation is well done, you can be confident that your new floor will perform exactly as expected
Material placement is the single most important factor to achieve the flattest finished surface possible. No other step of the finishing process displaces material to "cut hills and fill valleys". Our laser calibrated truss screed allows us to screed up to 50 feet wide in one pass with flatness ratings not nearly possible with hand held screeds.
By now your floor is looking great! We cut the control joints with an early entry saw when the slab is just hard enough to walk on, but the internal stresses are still low. The slab should be kept wet for at least the next 7 days (this is called wet curing), and will be considered fully cured in 28 days. Congratulations, you have one of the strongest, flattest concrete slabs around!