Century Concrete will began excavation for the building foundation today. After excavating and removing the soil, the contractor will then set reinforcing steel in the foundation, which will then become part of the foundation once it is encased in concrete. The reinforcing steel will be placed on steel “chairs” or 4″ concrete blocks to ensure that the steel is not in direct contact with the bottom of the foundation. This will allow for concrete to totally encompass the reinforcing steel and will create a better, stronger structure.
The amount of time estimated to complete the foundation work is approximately 60 days. So those on the Midlothian Campus will notice quite a few changes over the next month. Once we complete sections of the foundation, another subcontractor will follow closely behind and start setting concrete masonry units (cmu) blocks.