Concrete is beneficial in the construction field. Its durability helps it stand out from cement, which is its counterpart. This strength is also why concrete is an essential tool that we at Lafferty Aluminum and Screening use to help stabilize our structures. Our team often uses these slabs to ensure that our enclosures are adequately secured. Concrete slabs, notably smaller and thinner ones, can be used to secure your screen installations while also having a very distinct and custom aesthetic.
About Concrete Slabs
So what exactly is concrete? It comes from a mixture of two “ingredients,” so to say: aggregate and paste. The aggregate and paste are itself mixtures, with the aggregate composing of different rocks, and the paste consists of cement and water. It is crucial to mix all of these ingredients, as the concrete will not be strong enough if improperly mixed. This improper mixing can spell disaster, as the concrete will not be sturdy enough to hold up and stabilize the screen enclosure. Here at Lafferty, we make sure our team of experts mix all of our concrete to the highest degree.
Are you interested in using our concrete slabs for your enclosure? Read more to get all the details you need. You can also call us at 321-652-1078 to speak to one of our concrete experts.
Customizing Your Concrete Slabs
There are a variety of different concrete slabs for you to choose from. These are usually produced as rectangular blocks but also as irregular shapes for a more Mediterranean aesthetic. This customization is discussed further in the Pavers section. What makes concrete pavers so appealing is their various colors; our team of experts can paint and stain your slabs to whatever colors best fit your area.
Like stone, concrete slabs have their types of cons associated with them. These fall on the difficulty to pave them, as lots of labor and grading is required. Thankfully, other side effects such as weather and age can undergo a reversal by us at Lafferty Aluminum and Screening. We will help maintain the beauty of your slabs with the best service possible.
Lots of planning goes into our concrete slab services. According to Section 62-2109 of the Code of Ordinances of Brevard County, Florida Volume 2, fences and other obstructions may not pass six feet in residential zoning. Because of this, it is essential to measure out the width and height of your slabs. The Aluminum Association of Florida recommends that your project utilizes 8″ by 8″ concrete footings. However, the county’s newly created slabs must undergo inspection by the county to ensure they are durable and safe for construction.
Here at Lafferty Aluminum and Screening, we pour all of our concrete blocks and slabs on site. This process is intricate and essential, as the concrete has to undergo a mixing efficient enough to help stabilize the structure. Our team at Lafferty Aluminum has our commitment to keeping our clients in the know about our services. This commitment is why we are sharing some of the highlights of our pouring process.
The first thing that we do is prepare the concrete pouring site. We do this by clearing anything that prohibits the concrete from ultimately forming, such as trees and even old concrete. Setting up concrete forms is our following line of action. These forms are held in place by stakes that are easy to remove.
The next step is to pour the concrete into the form. It is vital to make sure that all of the concrete is pouring into our designated area. After we have finished pouring, we make sure the concrete is level and evened out before applying it.
Finally, the curing process occurs where the concrete begins to take shape. This process takes up to four weeks to complete. Our team will be available for you throughout this waiting period.
This pouring process is crucial for the concrete to hold up the infrastructure. However, with Lafferty Aluminum and Screening, you know you will be receiving not only the best quality of screening structures and fences but also the best quality of concrete as well.
When you first see your concrete slabs take form, it may be tempting to start painting them right away. However, this could end in disaster. Give the slabs around four weeks to fully cure so that the leftover moisture can leave. Once the four weeks are complete, it is essential to clean the slabs with a protective film and dry them. When this process is near completion, apply the paint of your choosing. It is vital to do this in weather that is neither too hot nor too cold.
Why Concrete Works
If your structure consists of aluminum, the chances that concrete slabs are required to set them up are high. This prediction is for a good reason, as concrete secures the aluminum in a nearly impenetrable casing. Continuous and isolated footers can utilize concrete. In continuous footers, the slab is overlapped with a #5 rebar and is usually the most common footer in screen enclosure construction. However, in isolated footers, a reasonably large 12’x12′ block of concrete holds a post down.
The opinions on Lafferty Aluminum and Screening concrete are, well, concrete. It is a great mixture to use in order to make sure your structures are secure and stable. Visit our website to receive a free quote today. Contact us online or call us at 321-652-1078 and book an appointment today to learn more. Stay connected on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest.
Why Hire Us?
30 Years Of Experience Serving Customers
Although some items throughout your property can get repaired or installed by yourself, screen enclosures should get left up to the professionals. Every step must get done correctly, or else you’ll only see problems form fast.
Whether you fail to measure the site correctly, or the surface doesn’t get pulled taut enough, it allows the material to pull away from where it should remain secure. And when that happens, you wind up paying for the same job several times over.
The Lafferty Difference
From inexperienced installation teams to cheap screen materials, there are too many things that can go wrong with your job. Instead, our team offers more than 30 years of screen enclosure installation and repairs, providing you with the best contractors possible each time.
Why risk a poor-quality installation again when we can save you more on every project? Choose us for your household’s needs and enjoy lasting quality today.
Why Choose Us?
We Would Love to have you as a Customer!
When area homeowners need help securing their household, they turn to us for better results. No matter the area you need enclosed or its dimensions, we can best assist you with added privacy and security that lasts.
No one else provides the level of skill or experience that our team has, giving you the superior quality of service that you deserve. Hiring our contractors means never having to worry about what happens once we leave, and you can still rely on us for better results.
Call Lafferty Today
If you need to know that your home remains in the best hands around, you need our contractors today. Call Lafferty Aluminum and Screening for the trusted screen enclosure installers when you’re trying to find “screen enclosures near me”.
Areas We Gladly Serve
We always utilize the qualities of treated and safe materials to create a high quality product for those we are serving.
- Palm Bay
- Melbourne Beach
- Palm Shores
- Melbourne Village
Indian River County
- Vero Beach
- Indian River Shores
- Winter Beach
- South Beach
Reviews from our previous client's
Doug Michels and his crew were great! Doug personally measured and estimated the screen, made the building permit application and managed the project. That's personal service! His price was fair and very competitive. His workmanship is superb and we love our screened lanai! We could not be happier.
— Henry Singer
Michels power-washed our pool cage and then completed a full rescreening in less than 2 days. It looks fantastic! I would highly recommend Michels for their value and quality of work, responsiveness and professionalism. Outstanding job!!
— Liz Lenza
Fantastic Fence installer Tony does an amazing job, if you're in need of a fence-ask for him. This is an amazing team, one stop shop for all your enclosure needs. Whether it's your porch, yard or both these guys can do it - and it looks PHENOMENAL. Doesn't get much better than a family business with quality employees!
— Christy A
Excellent service and I’d highly recommend this company to anyone needing a fence or screening.
I cannot remember the last time I received such honest and genuine customer service.
This is an amazing team, a one-stop-shop for all your enclosure needs.