top of page
  • Writer's pictureNewbold Concrete Stairs Team

How Newbold Concrete Stairs Ensures the Highest Quality in Their Products

When it comes to construction projects, the quality of the materials used plays a crucial role in the overall success and durability of the structure. Precast concrete stairs are a popular choice for many builders due to their versatility, durability, and cost-effectiveness. However, to ensure that your precast concrete stairs meet the highest quality standards, it is essential to pay attention to various factors throughout the manufacturing process.



In the realm of construction, the quality of materials used can make or break the success and longevity of any structure. Precast concrete stairs have emerged as a popular choice for builders due to their versatility, durability, and cost-effectiveness. However, to ensure the highest quality in precast concrete stairs, it is essential to pay careful attention to numerous factors throughout the entire manufacturing process.


From design and engineering to material selection, mold preparation, reinforcement placement, and finishing, each step plays a crucial role in determining the overall quality of the final product. By following best practices and implementing stringent quality control measures, you can guarantee that your precast concrete stairs meet and exceed the highest industry standards.


Design and Engineering

The first step in ensuring the highest quality in precast concrete stairs is to invest in proper design and engineering. A well-designed stair system will provide a solid foundation for the rest of the manufacturing process.


Material Selection

Choosing the right materials is paramount to achieving high-quality precast concrete stairs. Select high-grade concrete that complies with relevant industry standards and specifications.


Molds and Formwork

The quality of the molds and formwork used in the production of precast concrete stairs significantly impacts the final product. Precise and well-maintained molds and formwork result in uniform dimensions, smooth finishes, and accurate details.


Installation and Quality Assurance

The final step in ensuring the highest quality in precast concrete stairs is the proper installation and quality assurance on-site.


Here’s the process of Newbold Concrete Stairs:


Pre-Production and Design

Our process begins with the raw drawings that the client’s architectural and design team provides. Typically, they provide a building drawing that may or not have sufficient detail. If not, our design team jumps in to fill in the gaps. Depending on where the construction project is in the building process, we may go to the job site to take our own measurements. When we have all the dimensions and information we need, we create our plans and submit them to the architectural and design team for approval. Then we’re ready for the production phase.


Fabrication

The first step of fabrication is to craft the formwork. This step in the process has to be perfect because the concrete will pick up any detail in the formwork. There are many different ways to go about this. Usually, we’ll make a reusable form out of wood, steel, rubber, or plastic, depending on the desired shape and design of your stair tread. We prep it for the concrete, ensuring it’s absolutely watertight so the concrete will set well. Basically, we’re making a tiny bathtub for the concrete. The concrete mixture we prefer to use is based on CSA, calcium sulfoaluminate. We don’t use Portland cement as often. CSA is both more environmentally friendly and cures faster, so it’s better for everyone involved. When the formwork is perfect, we start casting the concrete. Depending on the situation, it’ll take anywhere from a couple of hours to a few days before the concrete stair tread is ready to be removed from the formwork. At this point, we process the treads to your desired finish. Finally, we add any abrasive nosing and do any polishing, acid washing, or sandblasting requested by the client. Now it’s time to seal and crate them for shipment to the job site.


Installation

Installation isn’t terribly complex. Every job is different, but they all boil down to similar steps. We take the pieces to the job site, set them in place, ensuring they are straight, level, and in-line, and adhere them down with either an adhesive or by bolting them down. If we use an adhesive, we typically go with a polyurethane construction adhesive or an epoxy. We often install the treads using a gantry crane. This enables us to install the heavy concrete stair treads in the safest and most efficient way possible and avoid any injuries to our team. In many cases, we are also installing the landings. In those cases, we install the landings first, before the stair treads. That’s it! Once the job is completed, we send you a care guide for your concrete stair treads. They can be cared for using the same methods as concrete floors.





Ensuring the highest quality in precast concrete stairs requires attention to detail, adherence to industry standards, and a commitment to quality control throughout the manufacturing process. By hiring the right contractor that maintains precise manufacturing techniques, and implementing rigorous testing and quality assurance measures, investing in proper design, selecting high-quality materials, you can have superior precast concrete stairs that meet the highest standards of durability, safety, and aesthetic appeal. Remember, quality is the foundation of any successful construction project, and precast concrete stairs are no exception.


When it comes to ensuring the highest quality in precast concrete stairs, hiring the right contractor is of paramount importance. The contractor you choose will significantly influence the overall success of your project, from design and manufacturing to installation and quality assurance. Hiring the right contractor for your precast concrete stairs is crucial for ensuring the highest quality in your project. The expertise, experience, and commitment to quality control of a reputable contractor can make a significant difference in the final outcome. By choosing a contractor with a proven track record, you can rest assured that your precast concrete stairs will be manufactured and installed to the highest standards, delivering a durable and visually appealing end product. Invest time in researching and selecting the right contractor, as it is an investment that pays off in the long run.


Σχόλια


bottom of page