There is no replacement for experience. We provide a wealth of experience in building premium concrete floors for the most demanding industries, and we put it to use for you, your project and your team. Having our experience in your corner gives you confidence to approach unfamiliar projects, accurately estimate and prepare complex proposals and deliver a superior product by utilizing our onsite consulting services to take your business to the next level.
Concrete Floor Consultant with 50 years of concrete construction experience
Extensive experience building High-Tolerance Floors; SuperFlat Floors; Shrinkage Compensating Concrete Floors; Dry Shakes and Bonded Toppings
We have placed and overseen millions of square feet of concrete projects
Industry expert and speaker
Fricks Consulting provides a wide array of services that provide bottom-line benefits to you and your team. We provide services throughout the United States – bringing our experience onsite to your project.
Our client was being accused of preparing an improper concrete mix which resulted in surface delamination and cracking throughout a facility. After a careful and measured assessment of a recent project, it was determined that the concrete was mixed and delivered correctly and that the issue was a result of poorly written specifications and improper finishing procedures. Our analysis equipped our client to settle the matter for a fraction of the law suit, while preserving their reputation in the process.
Grocery company wanting to expand it's operation to the west coast hired Fricks to evaluate excessive cracking in floor slab before purchase of building. Fallowing site visit and study of original design documents, soil conditions and construction process, the cause of the cracking was determined. It was also determined that the floor had stabilized and would perform if repairs were done properly. Prior attempts to repair the cracks had failed due to improper procedures.
Money was being withheld from the Contractor due to what appeared to be excessive wear of floor slab surface. Fricks Consulting reviewed the Concrete Mix Design, Placing environment/weather conditions at time of placement, Finishing Specs, Finishing Procedures and Petrographic Report. We found that the finishing procedures used were consistent with industry standards and ACI recommendations. Our Report saved the contractor thousands of dollars.
Fricks found the Design, Drawings and Details to be consistent with industry standards for this type of floor. What appeared to be excessive shrinkage was not. This issue was a result of improper timing and inadequate depth of saw cut contraction joints preventing the joints from activating. Other issues were a result of construction techniques that deviated from design requirements.
Fricks traveled to jobsite and inspected the floor, looked at project drawings, specifications and test results. Fricks determined that the random cracking was a result of design issues and not the fault of the contractor. These findings saved the contractor a considerable amount of money and embarrassment.
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