As one of the leading commercial concrete contractors in the nation, The Conco Companies provide the Western United States with a wide range of concrete services including producing and placing cellular concrete. Also known as foam concrete, cellular concrete provides customers with one of the most productive, cost-effective solutions in a variety of applications.
Our proprietary cellular concrete product is Confoam™, and is a lightweight, low-density fill material that we customize for each specific job. In addition we have the specialized production equipment and experienced crews that know how to expertly place the highly flowable material for optimal results. While lightweight concrete is typically a concrete made with aggregates lighter than typical stone aggregates and has a density + 120 lb. / cu.ft., cellular concrete uses the internal air cell structure instead of an aggregate and exhibits densities from 20 to 90 lb. / cu. ft.
Our cement-based slurry contains a high percentage of foam entrained into the plastic mortar and offers a perfect solution for filling challenging voids underneath slabs and tight, unstable trenches. Also Confoam has a fairly low carbon footprint that makes it “greener” than traditional concretes. Another advantage of using Conco’s foam concrete is that it is self-compacting, and thus eliminates the need for mechanical compaction, which means there is no impact on retaining structures or deep foundations.
Furthermore, cellular concrete can be produced to be lighter in weight than the site’s compacted base materials or native soils, and as such, provides an inexpensive solution for foundations. This also means there is virtually no settlement as Confoam can be produced to make the combined weight of the new structure less than or equal to the weight of the removed soil. And perhaps most importantly, placing cellular concrete is safer than traditional fill methods as it does not require employees to be placed in the excavation area.
Cellular concrete is just one solution The Conco Companies offer customers to help save time and money. Please visit our website or contact us to learn more about how we can help to get your next project off to a great start.
At The Conco Companies, we are one of the leading concrete contractors in the Western U.S. and offer a wide range of quality services and products. Our experience includes providing services for commercial, educational, parking and other construction development as well as public works projects. We serve California, Washington State, Oregon, Colorado and Nevada.