All Commercial Slabs Not Created Equal

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Those in the business of concrete know the importance of a flat and level slab. Especially in industrial warehouse settings, where unmanned forklifts rule the floor and goods may be stacked on shelves 20 feet or higher, flatness and level specifications are a key indicator of project success.

But other businesses are catching on. Flatter and more level floors have been shown to be lower maintenance and provide an improved operational surface for many types of businesses. As a result, the demand for flatter floors is being seen in many different types of projects, from warehouses to retail store operations.

The degree of a slab’s flatness is expressed by two numbers, the FF (which describes the concrete slab’s flatness) and the FL (which refers to the slab’s levelness). Flatness is how close to geometric planarity a slab approaches. Flatness numbers run on a scale from 10 to 150, and most slabs fall into the range of 15 to 100. The higher the FF number, the flatter the slab.

Levelness is the amount of slope (or pitch or tilt) in a slab.  This is the degree to which the surface of the slab approaches true horizontal perfection. Read more

Custom Concrete Successfully Expands into Commercial Market

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For more than 50 years, Custom Concrete has been exceeding the expectations of its customers by creating top-quality, reliable foundations and forming solid professional relationships through our attentiveness and punctuality. In recent years, we’ve taken those high standards of quality, skilled employees and specialized equipment, to the commercial market. In the past 24 months, Custom Concrete has employed a Team with more than 100-plus years of combined service that specialize in numerous areas of commercial projects.  We have completed a number of large-scale distribution facilities that total more than 1.4 million square feet and currently have more than one million square feet in current projects.

Throughout these projects, we’ve employed our tried and true processes and procedures to handily meet any challenge presented to us and worked tirelessly to ensure our A skilled crew and specialized equipment like this laser screed ensures  success for Custom Concrete's commercial division.customers’ satisfaction — not only with the finished product, but also with the process of planning and coordination. Our success is no accident – it requires a combination of the right equipment, specialized and skilled employees, proficiency in oversight that employs internal quality control for every job. Perhaps our greatest strength is the adaptability of Custom Concrete that allows us to deliver an unparalleled finished result. Read more

Commercial Construction Broadens Footprint

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commercial_11From the time Custom Concrete poured its first foundation in 1969, the emphasis was largely residential work. From those roots, we’ve grown to be a well-known and trusted provider of residential concrete foundation work throughout Central Indiana.

That reputation and expertise in concrete lead us into a few small commercial projects that have ultimately become one of the fastest growing portions of our business.

Within the last two years, we have hired Jason Kiser to head up our commercial construction division and have expanded that area, investing in both personnel and equipment. Subsequently, projects have grown from small and sparse to large and more frequent. Read more

Commercial Project Video

Custom Concrete specializes in turnkey commercial concrete construction from retail to industrial projects.