Throughout the years, Custom Concrete has completed a huge array of residential and commercial concrete projects, both large and small.
We’re certainly no strangers to pouring concrete in challenging places, so when presented with the task of helping build the foundation for a custom waterfront home in Northwest Washington (image below), we jumped at the opportunity.
Image: Shoreline location of custom home project – Bellingham, WAFor this residential construction project, Custom Concrete partnered with a Whatcom County general contracting firm. They framed out all of the concrete forms while we handled tying all the rebar and pouring concrete.
Because the house was designed to be three stories high, the foundation needed to be extra strong. Our team worked hard to tie all the rebar pieces together (image below) and accurately place them in the footing areas.
Image: Custom Concrete Contracting crews expertly tying rebarLighting and electrical conduits were installed by the general contractor next – check out the intricate detail work shown below! Our crews poured concrete over those mechanical systems as preparation were made to install the home’s heating system.
Image: An intricate grid of mechanical systems and rebar can be found under the concrete floor of this waterfront home.The homeowners wanted to incorporate radiant heat into their home, which is a sustainable way to capture heat and warm surrounding areas. In the picture below, an exposed section of the radiant heat tubes can be seen before a layer of concrete was poured over it. The homeowner eventually finished the top layer of concrete by grinding the surface to expose rock detail – this made for a great design feature.
Image: Custom Concrete crews are leveling freshly poured concrete over radiant heating tubes.The challenges of working on shoreline/waterfront home projects usually include tight working conditions and access to the jobsite. In this case a pumper truck was used to deliver and place the concrete over the hillside.
Image: Delivering concrete to a waterfront construction site in Bellingham, WA.Along with the foundation, Custom Concrete also poured exterior cement stairs and patio spaces for this project. We specialize in residential patios, sidewalks, stairs and driveways, so enjoyed working on those additional features of the home.