Homeowner Vs. Professionals
- Making it level, straight and without bows. You only have one shot at getting concrete right the first time without it hurting your pocketbook. Forming your concrete slab is one of the more important steps because of the weight it needs to withstand. Concrete can seep through poorly constructed forms resulting in a huge mess and loss of money or the form could bow causing uneven boarders or loss of the entire project.
- If the sub grade is not compacted correctly. If this step is not completed correctly or is haphazardly done a good rain could easily wash out needed support from underneath the slab or foundation allowing for cracks and hazardous conditions.
- Using the right mix. Certain climates require certain mixtures of cement in order for the concrete to cure properly. In the tri-state area of Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska we see temperatures drastically change daily and our mix choices fluctuate with the changing climatic conditions.
- Using the right materials. Sometimes you should use wire-mesh steel, most other times microfiber, but if not used correctly the mesh could end up on the ground, not in the middle of the slab where it is effective. This could result in crumbling and cracking.
- Properly curing concrete is essential. Accurate conditions are needed to allow the concrete to dry and cure at the exact speed for that particular environment. This is especially true for the front range areas of Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland.
About Our Company
Founded by husband and wife team Erik and Kim Whitin, Tri-State Concrete Services began as a two-man operation offering concrete pumping to other concrete contractors in a small town in North Carolina. Within two years Tri State grew into a full service concrete services company which allowed it to grow exponentially. At its peak, Tri-State Concrete Services employed more than one hundred people in multiple crews.
Although financially rewarding, the day to day management of a large growing company took its toll on Erik's and Kim's growing family. Hoping to foster the needs of their family more, they came to the conclusion that the rural Fort Collins Colorado area was the most appropriate place to raise their children. Erik and Kim decided to uproot their successful business, downsize and start with a different business goal and model. In Erik's eyes, bigger was proving to be worse. He desired an opportunity to build and maintain a personal relationship with his clients as he did early on in his company's history. Personal inter-relationships between his company, his community and his family is very important to him.
How Does This Benefit You?
Erik prefers to be on site for every job! This translates into greater and better communication with professionalism, which translates into better customer service. The end result allows you the customer to save time and money and at the same time the customer receives the personal professional skills of the contractor owner. That combination is almost unheard of in today's business world. This hands on service insures the highest quality concrete construction combined with greater customer satisfaction!