Why Atlas Builds with Concrete Caissons

Atlas Construction Services has expertise with the problematic expansive soils in the Denver area. The team at Atlas has many years of experience with multiple solutions to expansive soils with using a variety of solutions. One of these is concrete caissons. What are caissons and what benefits does Atlas offer building with them for your commercial project?

Concrete Caissons

You may be wondering what caissons are and how they are used in the building and installation of concrete. Caissons in general, as you can see from the above example are boxlike or cylinder shaped structures used in construction projects that often involve the completion of work in areas affected by water or ground sinkage.

Often built to remain in place with the concrete, caissons are a building precaution that Atlas takes advantage of — caissons can be made from various materials, most often with reinforced concrete. These structures are built to strongly withstand extreme vertical and horizontal loads.

Types of Caissons

Types of caissons vary dependent upon project and scope. These different caissons aid in construction solutions for the installment and removal of concrete. The following are the top types of caissons used today:

Box caissons. Box caissons are concrete boxes with a closed bottom and open top. Their structure is cast before installation in order to be weighed down or sunk with the aid of additional concrete, gravel or sand. Box caissons are employed when the construction foundation is level and does not require additional excavation. Additionally, it is the most economical option and hence, most commonly used for commercial areas.

Open caissons. Open caissons are concrete boxes with an open bottom and open top. There are three different open caissons: single wall, cylindrical or with dredging walls. Each are created and used for different sinking levels of concrete and according to the excavation needs of each project.

Pneumatic caissons. Pneumatic caissons are concrete boxes with an open bottom and closed top. As a result, these allow for the creation of an airtight chamber used during excavation. Often times, this method is more complex and expensive. Therefore, pneumatic caissons are usually only built for a more complex, deep concrete laying project.

Project Benefits

The benefits of getting a project done right, performed in a timely manner and at a reasonable price are priceless. We promise to provide you the best services fitting your project needs, with steady delivery and at a reasonable cost.

Atlas Construction has been operating in Denver, Colorado since 2010 and has gained the reputation as the best choice for all your commercial concrete project needs. That’s because we employ advanced construction techniques, have extensive expertise for Denver-area services, extend the life of your concrete and provide free estimates!

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Are you in need of concrete caissons on your commercial project? Contact Atlas Construction and we can provide you an assessment of your commercial property and help you choose a project investment that best fits with your commercial construction needs.


Why Concrete? An Atlas Guide

Atlas Construction has extensive experience in using concrete to build commercial and residential properties. Through their variant uses of concrete within projects, Atlas is able to ensure stability and quality every time. But what are some of these methods of uses? And what difference is there between residential and commercial?

Atlas’ Methods

Parking Lots. Our expert team is able to quickly and accurately access your damaged areas and provide long-term solutions for your concrete repair. Contact us today so we can start accessing your property now. We are only a phone call away.

Curb Gutters. Curb and gutter damage are among the more common repairs needed in Colorado, especially with the cold, snowy months. Snow removal can actually further damage your curbs and gutters. We will give a quick look and provide an accurate quote for rehabilitation.

Sidewalks. Sidewalks can shift or settle over time, especially depending on the stability of the ground’s service beneath — at times, an equilibrium solution is needed. Atlas makes use of many of these including milling high trip hazards to complete removal and replacement.

Drain Pans. Installation if a drain pan can actually increase the lifespan of your concrete. Drain pans redirect any potential extra flow water out and avoids standing water damage to your lot.

High Traffic Area Replacements. When high traffic and heavy equipment constantly trek over the same area, damage and follow-up replacement is common. We can efficiently come to your repair aid and also install a high traffic concrete pad to prevent further damages.

Quikset Concrete Services. These services allow for a more expedient install timeline and avoid the issues associated with schedule demands for conventional concrete.

Residential vs Commercial

Most Denver concrete companies will tell you even the most well constructed concrete driveways are likely to succumb to wear and tear over time. If your concrete driveway needs some attention, our team is at your service. No matter the extent of the damage, we have the best tools and skills out of all your Denver concrete companies to get your driveway looking and functioning its best.

Long-Term Benefits  

1. Durability and Strength


Concrete is known for its durability and strength. Made up of a mixture of water, cement and sand, its aggregation is a result of the least moisture and increased amount of cement. It has a high density that grows stronger when dry and binds over time for the most stable foundation.

2. Low Maintenance


  Concrete doesn’t require much maintenance, though it should be inspected regularly to ensure strength and check for damaging areas or cracks. Atlas offers services in lifting of concrete and concrete restoration.

3. Environmentally sound


Concrete’s porous material allows natural moisture and water to saturate into the ground. This minimizes erosion and flooding. Concrete is also known to be able to withstand fires, hurricanes and tornadoes.

4. Manages Temperature


The properties in cement are able to withstand fires and reduces other causes of heat. It also lowers cooling costs, managing its own temperature.

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Pavement Maintenance: To Maintain or Not To Maintain

To maintain your pavement or not to maintain and as the line finishes, “that is the question?”

At times, it may be difficult to find an assured answer to this question, especially if you are not familiar with all aspects behind concrete maintenance.

As the property manager of your commercial or residential property, though, you are concerned with the the longitude of your concrete, from intentional and unintentional damage. Some of these induced elements include but are not limited to:

  • Oxygen
  • UV Heat
  • Wind
  • Rain
  • Snow
  • Traffic

Though the average lifespan of your concrete and asphalt project can be anywhere from 20 to 30 years, the maintenance during this time is critical in preventative action against damage. These should take place intermittently every three to five years.

These are some main maintenance options you should consider during those periods of time:

Sealcoating the surface.

An average lifespan of pavement will include several seal coats. Sealcoating is applied either by squeegee or spray to the surface of the pavement slowing down the reduction process. It also protect the top layer from the above common elements of damage and even, color fading or decomposition.

Repairing cracks and fissures.

Cracks, whether great or minor, will spread and lead to further cracks or holes. While still isolated, it’s good to address these, while resources for repair are manageable. Crack fills the asphalt with moisture induced from natural elements and traffic. It affects the base layer and when it freezes, the damage expands. We offer an assessment for your concrete that can detect early sights needed of repair on cracks and alligator cracks. Our specially formulated material for fill reduces spread or further damage.

Replacing concrete.

Asphalt is classified by its chemical composition and physical properties. Our asphalt’s physical components contribute to its effectiveness.

Our process for replacing concrete sets us apart from other construction companies. Our Thermo-Lay hot asphalt paving truck allows us to quickly perform asphalt repair. This highly modern, efficient equipment allows us to do all our asphalt repair with one truck and two people. It’s the fastest and most efficient method available utilizing less labor and resources.

In addition, it allows us to keep asphalt at an even temperature and ready to use for a longer duration. This process is quicker and faster to complete the job than any other common methods used which require more equipment and resources. With us, you receive a superior service for less.

A Long-Term Plan for your Needs

At Atlas Construction, we provide you the best services fitting your project needs, with steady delivery and at a reasonable cost.

Atlas Construction has been operating in Denver, Colorado since 2010 and has gained the reputation as the best choice for all your asphalt, concrete and residential repair needs.

These are more common problem Atlas can assess for you:

  • Surface cracks
  • Grooves, fissures and rusting
  • Sinking or compaction
  • Potholes
  • Patches needed
  • Aggregate
  • Streaks and Fading
  • Uneven surfaces

Still not sure if you need maintenance? We can help you determine this and assess your property whether it be commercial or residential to give you the best option possible for your pavements’ needs.

Atlas Construction is your best choice for asphalt, concrete, and residential repairs in Denver. We also offer a free estimate!

Ensure your pavement maintenance plan with us. Today. Call 303.590.4555.



Why ATLAS? Construction At It’s Best

At Atlas Construction, we provide you the best services fitting your project needs, with steady delivery and at a reasonable cost. Atlas Construction has been operating in Denver, Colorado since 2010 and has gained the reputation as the best choice for all your asphalt, concrete and residential repair needs.

What should you look for in a Denver construction company? At the very least, you want to look for a team who is going to:

1. Get the job done right.
2. Perform in a timely manner.
3. Reasonably charge.
4. Work with you and your needs.

Awesome, we already do all that and much more. You may be asking, there’s more? Yes, there is! We are not just Atlas Construction. We’re Construction at it’s Best.
So, why choose Atlas?

1. We employ advanced construction techniques.
In comparison to other Denver-based companies, at Atlas Construction, we employ the latest and greatest techniques to ensure your project is done right to last longer.

One such technique is our Thermo-Lay Asphalt Machine. This highly modern, efficient equipment allows us to do all our asphalt repair with one truck and two people. It’s the fastest and most efficient method available utilizing less labor and resources.
Through this machine, we also promise superior repair work. The Thermo-Lay asphalt machine keeps the asphalt at an even, constant temperature. These techniques are faster and cost a significant less amount than another company performing the same project.
Our other technique is crack filling. We fill your cracks and alligator cracks with material that’s flexible and strengthens the base layer from moisture exposure which can lead to further cracks and potholes. These larger damages can be more costly and consuming to repair. Taking advantage of our early assessment can help detect and save your asphalt from these problems developing later.
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2. We have extensive expertise for Denver-area services.
As a Colorado-based company, we understand how to work with the dry seasons we experience here and which measures to take for projects to ensure the longevity of the concrete. Services we offer include:

    Concrete Caissons. Retaining structures built for deep foundations and helical piers.
    Post tension slabs. Used on grade and raft foundations.
    Minimum Dead load footings
    Conventional spread footings

We also have great experience in cast-in place concrete construction for foundation and retaining walls, architectural concrete, matt foundations and structural decks.
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3. We extend the life of your asphalt.
We offer maintenance plans to ensure your payment on the life of your concrete.
The process of sealcoating allows us to provide another layer of protection against natural elements on the road, including liquids like water and oil or from UV heat damage. Sealcoat acts as a barrier between these elements and the asphalt. Sealcoating can also act as anti-agent against friction and skid properties on the asphalt.

4. We provide free estimates. Don’t hesitate, get started today. Call us at 303-590-4555.