Tilt Up Construction

Posted: 29th June 2011 by West Coast Concrete in Tilt Up Construction
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West Coast Concrete specializes in high quality tilt-up concrete construction. Our team of professionals have 40 years combined experience successfully completing tilt-up projects worth millions of dollars combined.

All of our personnel has been carefully selected for their experience and dedication to quality. We have top quality foremen and the skilled personnel available to budget, schedule, and build your concrete tilt-up project effectively. Put our experience and knowledge to work for you.


Our team of professionals believe As with any project, the key to success is thorough planning. Planning begins with evaluating the site. We evaluate the site with an eye toward slab layout and the movement of materials and equipment around the slab. We then plan out the pouring and erection sequence relative to the site and floor plan of the building to identify potential problems


Once planning is complete, construction can begin. Our experience comes into play determining whether paid footings, spread footings our pier footings will be the best choice for your project. Tilt_8

Footing locations, heights, and dimensions are checked and verified for correctness. This eliminates expensive crane time if modifications must be made while a panel is suspended over an incorrect plate or footing. Our careful attention to detail also saves from interruptions to the construction schedule.


There are several ways to form individual panels. tilt-craneOne way is to form the perimeter of a series of panels, then use 1x or 2x strips to divide the area into panels. Advantages of this method include less forming and reduced forming lumber costs. Close joint tolerances from panel to panel can be maintained since adjacent panels share a form.

A variation of this method is to cast a large slab, then saw joints into the slab to form individual panels after the concrete has been troweled.

Our team of experts will determine the best method to use in your project with your specific needs and considerations in mind.


It is popular to impart a pattern or texture to the face of Tilt-Up panels using reveal strips. Typically, these strips are anchored to the base slab tiltup_constructionafter side forms are erected, but before reinforcement is placed. This surface treatment must be carefully planned and executed, but the results are striking. A reveal strip that is 1 inch off is difficult to correct once the panel is erected. That is why it is so important to bring in a team of professionals like West Coast Concrete to ensure that your project is completed properly, the first time. 


The steel grid for reinforcing Tilt-Up panels is typically tied in-place after the side forms are erected. Standard Grade 40 or 60 bars are used. We recommend the use of plastic support chairs instead of steel chairs to avoid rust on the panel face. If steel chairs must be used, use a type that is plastic-tipped.


Embeds can be attached to the side forms if they are on the panel edges, TiltUp9or they can be wired to the reinforcing. Inserts provide the attachment points for lifting hardware and braces.  If there is a field change in panel size, opening location, or other conditions, the insert supplier should be contacted to confirm the location and selection of hardware.


West Coast Concrete uses the direct chute placement method as it is the most economical but should the situation call for it we are also experienced in the pumping and bucket placement method. As with other types of concrete construction, we always must plan for the unexpected. If the weather will be cold, we have insulation blankets ready. If it looks like rain, we will have a suitable covering material available. Being a Las Vegas based company we know all about Hot and Windy days, we are prepared to cure the panels by water misting or by applying a suitable curing compound.


As we said earlier, our team believes firmly the key to success is planning. We layout the erection sequence well in advance, and then review again immediately before panel erection. In addition, we thoroughly review safety procedures with all Tilt-Up crew members to help prevent accidents.


Common sandblasted or exposed aggregate finishes can be done immediately after panel erection. Painting,must wait until partial curing has taken place

pic1Most Tilt-Up concrete panels have an uneven or splotchy appearance when first stripped. These splotches usually fade after time. Sandblasting eliminates most of these inconsistencies. Washing also can improve appearance, but most Tilt-Up panels are eventually painted.

Textured paints can be used for special effects. Banding or striping is a popular technique to produce variety and interest in Tilt-Up buildings. Reveals or recesses cast into the panel often are painted a contrasting or darker color for accent. The final effect is eye-catching and very popular.


We appreciate the opportunity to be considered for your upcoming tilt-up concrete project. You can trust our decades of knowledge and experience. Should you have any questions or want further information call us toll-free 866-267-9168.

West Coast Concrete draws on decades of experience to assess the cause of the problem, which repair method would be best to use and which repair system best to employ.

Assess the damage:

Before taking on a concrete repair project it is important to asses the reasons for concrete damage. Is the damage structural or superficial? Is the damage local or widespread? Is there damage to the reinforcing steel? We understand the responsibility involved when taking on structural repair work and we are fully equipped and experienced to take on the challenge. We employ the latest evaluation techniques to fully determine the extent and severity of the damage. Paying this much attention to the details allows us to decide the best possible course of action and ensures that our concrete repair work will be a long lasting quality solution.

Our experienced professionals ask the right questions to get the desired results

Repair methods:

One size does not fit all in the world of concrete repair. West Coast Concrete draws upon experience and knowledge to select the right solutiontruck  for your project. We are well experienced in the methods of foundation repair (slab jacking, piering), crack repair, crack injection, concrete patch, underlayments to level and smooth concrete floors, concrete overlays and concrete resurfacing. 

Repair Systems:

Our professionals believe that before you begin a concrete repair project you have to ask the right questions to get the desired results. What is of greater importance to the project, compressive strength or flexural strength? Do time and budget concerns allow for use of a one-part material or can a two-component material be used?

We also consider dimensional characteristics of the repair material itself: shrinkage and thermal coefficients need to be considered to avoid issues with drying shrinkage. Will the material need to be freeze-thaw resistant?equipment Water vapor transmissions need to be considered, water vapor can easily debond many repair materials. 

Our experts factor the benefits of all the various materials and systems as well as their cost. We then implement the best solution for your project.


Call our planners to discuss your project: 866-267-9168

Since 1996, West Coast Concrete of Las Vegas continues to set the standard for concrete cutting and coring. Our management and staff has over 40 years of combined experience providing professional grade solutions that meet the demanding needs of our clients. Where others fall short we drill deep, in excess of 100’

Put West Coast Concrete to the test with your core drilling needs. Whether the job calls for horizontal, vertical, inverted, angled or deep drilling, we are up to the task.

We’re fully equipped with electric, gas and hydraulic drills to handle all core drilling projects no matter the size or quantity.

Level 1 Concrete Core Drill 1” – 10” Depth
Level 2 Concrete Core Drill 11” – 16” Depth
Level 3 Concrete Core Drill 18” – 24” Depth
Special Capability Deep Concrete Drill 100’ plus


Cost Effective Options

Concrete offers many excellent, cost-effective options for your driveway. From the standard gray concrete driveway to an astounding array of decorative concrete options. Decorative concrete is one of the most cost-effective ways to increase your homes Luxury Factor.tt3

While standard gray concrete driveways remain a popular choice, we notice decorative concrete is becoming increasingly popular with our client base.

Decorative concrete can make a dramatic impression and gives any home or business instant enhanced curb appeal.

Concrete is a cost-effective alternative over materials such as pavers, or natural stone. The installation of decorative concrete is quicker and the final product is long- lasting, it can mimic natural materials in color and design, and is therefore, more economical.

Decorative Concrete Overlay

If you already have a concrete driveway, we can still give it a decorative makeover without having to tear out the existing driveway. Decorative Concrete overlays allow us to rejuvenate existing plain-gray driveways quickly and economically.

tt2 From a cobblestone driveway to a stone patio, the look of decorative concrete is not only realistic but also bears the permanent durability of concrete.

We understand the importance of your investment and we take careful well-planned steps during the installation process. We firmly believe that how well your driveway looks and performs long-term is largely related to the quality of workmanship and materials that go into it. When installed correctly by our seasoned professionals, your driveway can last well over a decade. Long lasting, crack free concrete does not happen by accident. It must be ordered correctly, installed with great care, finished properly, and cured carefully. We take all necessary steps and precautions to ensure you will own a problem-free driveway for many years to come.

Once you become the proud owner of a concrete driveway, it won’t take much effort on your part to keep it looking its best . If you’re concerned about the environment, concrete is one of the "greenest" materials you can use to build a driveway.

Concrete Driveway Recommendations

Thicker concrete is a good idea for driveways. We recommend you install a minimum 5 inch thickness. Often contractors might try to tell you that a 4 inch thickness is sufficient. The cost to upgrade to a 5 inch thickness on an average driveway is pennies on the dollar when you compare it to the total cost of the job. For example, if your driveway measures 720 square feet, a 4 inch thick pour will require 9 cubic yards of concrete. Increasing the thickness to 5 inches requires 11 cubic yards of concrete. The extra two yards of concrete will only cost about $130.00. (2009 pricing – adjust for inflation)

Reinforcing steel is important in our opinion. Steel is very inexpensive and it helps to strengthen the concrete significantly. Steel will hold cracked slabs together. Without steel, cracks can grow in size and you can get offsets where one part of the slab is higher or lower than an adjacent piece. Steel needs to be placed no more than 2 inches down from the top of the slab for maximum performance.

If your concrete driveway is poured correctly, the surface will withstand severe weather, vehicle traffic, basketball games and tricycle road races for many years.

Want high quality concrete work? Give our professionals a call and receive a free estimate. 866-267-9168.

Concrete cutting is our specialty. West Coast Concrete provides a huge array of concrete cutting services. Our crew of experienced operators and our large roster of quality equipment is on-call for projects of any size. As a contractor who specializes in concrete cutting, we can save you serious time and money by getting the job done right, the first time.

All size cutting jobs big or small. We’ll get the job done safely . On Time and On Budget.


Residential Concrete Cutting Services:cutting concrete slab 1

Whether you need a core hole drilled through a concrete column or a doorway cut into your concrete wall, we are experienced and equipped to accommodate all your concrete projects. We feature highly trained operators using the latest concrete cutting equipment to ensure that your project gets done right, the first time. Contact our project planners at 866-267-9168 and receive a free project quote.

Commercial Concrete Cutting Services:

We are a full self-performing contractor with the latest equipment to satisfy the particulars of your project. We feature Flat Saws or Slab Saws with the capability to cut up to 20 inches in depth.

When your project calls for cutting service to be performed inside a structure we feature Electric Saws allowing us to get the job done without releasing dangerous fumes.

For high powered concrete cutting, our Diesel Saws are the tool of choice. We are able to perform your most demanding concrete cutting jobs. “Clean Diesel” saws also allow us to perform heavy duty cutting services inside of buildings with minimal exhaust being released.


Saw Cutting:


Electric Concrete Saw – Level 1 1”- 7” Depth
Electric Flat Saw – Level 2 8”- 10” Depth
Diesel Concrete Saw – Level 1 1”- 7” Depth
Diesel Concrete Saw – Level 2 8”- 12” Depth
Diesel Concrete Saw- Level 3 13”- 15” Depth
Concrete Wall Saw – Level 1 1”- 12” Depth
Concrete Wall Saw – Level 2 13”- 15” Depth

Special Capabilities: Saw cutting capacities of 32 x 28 in. & 62 x 62 in. band saws.

Contact Us: 866-267-9168




Diamond Concrete Cutting:

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Cup Wheel Grinding
Diamond Wall Saw
Electric Flat Saw
Clean Diesel Saw
Plunge Saw

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  • Concrete Breaking: WEST COAST CONCRETE has the full range of breaking equipment from chipping guns and jackhammers to hydraulic rams on bobcats, backhoes and excavators. Experienced operators break everything from small duct openings to pillars and footings.
  • Removal & Excavation: WEST COAST CONCRETE removes all debris.



West Coast Concrete

Ph. 866-267-9168


West Coast Concrete Contractor services both commercial and residential accounts in the areas of General Concrete Construction and Demolition, Tilt Ups, Shopping Center construction and renovation, Industrial Projects, ICF Block, Tenant Improvements, Concrete Repair, Stamped Concrete,  Concrete Patio Design and Construction, Stamped Concrete Countertop Design and Construction, Concrete Driveway Construction and Resurfacing, Concrete Cutting,   Concrete Dock Repair, Diamond Concrete Cutting, Concrete Coring, Diamond Core Drilling, Brick, ADA Compliance Consulting and Contracting.

Established in 1996, our design and management team has over 40 years of industry experience in a wide variety of concrete construction and demolition services. We are a full “self-performing” contractor, with an experienced and friendly staff dedicated to client satisfaction from the initial design stages to the final completion of your project.

We take pride in our reputation of being “On Time and On Budget” with a Zero-Accident record. Our strong work ethic has resulted in positive long-standing relationships with our clients.

Contact one of our project designers and receive a free project quote. We look forward to working with you.


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West Coast Concrete Contractor services both commercial and residential accounts in the areas of General Concrete Construction and Demolition, Concrete Repair, Stamped Concrete,  Concrete Patio Design and Construction, Stamped Concrete Countertop Design and Construction, Concrete Driveway Construction and Resurfacing, Concrete Cutting,   Concrete Dock Repair, Diamond Concrete Cutting, Concrete Coring, Diamond Core Drilling, Brick, Stone and Block Masonry, ADA Compliance Consulting and Contracting,

Established in 1996, our design and management team has over 40 years of industry experience in a wide variety of concrete construction and demolition services. We are a full “self-performing” contractor, with an experienced and friendly staff dedicated to client satisfaction from the initial design stages to the final completion of your project.

We take pride in our reputation of being “On Time and On Budget” with a Zero-Accident record. Our strong work ethic has resulted in positive long-standing relationships with our clients.

Contact one of our project designers and receive a free project quote. We look forward to working with you.

There are several factors involved in planning and pricing a Stamped Concrete project. We’ve included the most common factors below for your consideration.

We make it simple for you to receive a project quote. At the bottom of the page is a contact form, where you can submit some basic project information and submit. Our experienced planners will review your information and respond with an accurate project quote within 24 hours.

If you submit your quote request on a Friday, we will respond the next business day.


How will stamped concrete be used in your project?

 Walkway, Entrance Way, Driveway, Reception Area, Patio, Pool Deck, Counter Top?

Will this be a concrete resurfacing or full repair project?



Stamped Concrete can re-create almost any pattern and color.


Some of the most popular are Flagstone, Paver, Tile, Sandstone, Slate, Cobble.  


Which pattern do you have in mind? 


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Will this be primarily be an indoor or outdoor project?

This information will help us determine the type of equipment required.