Frequently asked questions about Barrett Contracting, types of foundations, and more are answered for you below. Still have a question? Call our local Omaha concrete company today! A team member would be more than happy to help answer any questions you may have.

What is a slab-on grade foundation?

A slab-on-grade foundation is a foundation without a basement.

Do you ever do slab-on-grade foundations?

All the time! Slab-on-grade foundations are popular in Omaha, but we have completed slab-on-grade foundations throughout Nebraska.

Are they more expensive than a normal foundation?

Typically, no. Our concrete company in Omaha can create slab-on-grade foundations that are not more expensive than a foundation with poured basement walls.

Can you pour foundations in the winter?

Yes, with the variety of different mix designs and concrete additives used today, we can pour slab-on-grade foundations in Omaha (with some exemptions) throughout the winter.

Is there any cost difference in having a foundation done in the winter?

Yes—because concrete suppliers charge a winter weather fee from November 15–March 31, pouring a concrete foundation in the winter will be slightly more expensive to cover those costs, the cost of the hot water, and any concrete mix design changes needed to work in cold weather.

Do you do any foundations for home additions?

Yes, our Omaha concrete company pours foundations and footings for both new homes and additions to already existing homes throughout Nebraska.

Do you charge for estimates?

No, we do not charge for estimates on concrete pouring services. We consider every quote an opportunity to earn your business, so they’re always free!

Are you a licensed contractor?

Our concrete company is licensed in both Nebraska and Iowa for residential concrete foundation pouring.

How long have you been in business?

We first opened our doors as Barrett Masonry way back in 1966. Over the last 50 years, we’ve adapted our service offerings, changed our name, and grown as a team, but our goal has always been to provide safe, effective, and long-lasting residential services.