Concrete Services in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Drycrete Waterproofing offers a wide array of concrete services. From a brand-new basement floor to a concrete sidewalk patch, we have an experienced team of concrete specialists that can help you achieve your desired outcome.

Concrete Slab Replacement:

Your concrete slab provides protection from rodents and other pests entering your home, however, proper preparation before pouring your slab can make the difference between a damp and dingy basement, and a dry and conditioned living space.

Why should I replace my basement slab?

It doesn’t matter if you have a thin layer of concrete or a 4” thick slab, you could benefit from a new basement floor. It has nothing to do with how much concrete separates you from the earth below your house. What actually matters is how the subgrade material was prepped before installing the slab.

If you have that stereotypical “basement smell” characterized by a dingy, musty, and mildewy odor, there’s a chance your slab was poured directly onto the subgrade material beneath your home. You may also find that when you store a cardboard box on your basement floor the box ends up moldy and a dark spot appears on your concrete slab.

You may be scratching your head wondering where this water is coming from because you’ve never experienced a leak. Well, this is known as wicking, and it happens when your porous concrete floors are touching moist subgrade material below and wicking up that moisture like a sponge. No matter how hard you try you’ll never be able to correct the moisture issue until you’ve properly prepped a new slab.

Now you may be asking yourself, how was this error made when building my home. Well, at the time it might not have been an error. Basements weren’t initially meant to be a conditioned living space, however, as the price of square footage continued to rise people began expanding into all parts of their home. As we learned more and more about creating healthy living environments the method of installing slabs evolved.

Common signs of a bad slab:

How can Drycrete Help?

A new slab is one of our favorite jobs. The look on a person’s face when they see the worst area in their house, barely suitable to walk through, become their new favorite room is why we do what we do.
The process:
  1. Demolition: We come in break up your old slab and remove all the material.

  2. Dig down: We dig down 6 to 8 inches into the subgrade material. The reason being, we want to prep this slab the right way and we don’t want you to lose any headspace in your basement. With every slab replacement we incorporate a French drain system, so at the same time we’re digging a 12 to 15 inch deep, by 12 inch wide trench around the perimeter of your basement. 

  3. Add crushed stone, drains, sump pit and vapor barrier: We fill the bottom of the trenches with crushed stone. Then lay the drainpipes and sump pit in place. Then add more crushed stone over the top of the pipes and across the whole floor. Then we install a 14-millimeter vapor barrier over the top of everything to prevent moisture from ever coming into contact with the concrete slab. That’s thicker than the 6-milimeter code requirement. 

  4. Pour the slab: We pour a 4 inch concrete slab and install zip strips to act as relief joints when the concrete cures.
Once you let the concrete cure the slab will crack along the relief joints and your new conditioned space will be ready for your newest adventures.

What can I do with a new slab?

You now have a conditioned and dry space to do whatever you want with. You can finish the space or continue using it for dry storage. We’ve seen customers turn this added square footage into:

Other benefits of a slab replacement:

One of the great benefits of a slab replacement is the ability to make repairs that require your slab to be removed. This can save you money and time rather than doing these as one off projects or scrambling to complete them in an emergency.
Old cast iron sewage pipes:
Older homes often have cast iron sewage pipes. Over time those pipes become susceptible to corrosion and can collapse in on themselves causing sewage back up. Rather than waiting for an emergency situation to replace those old, corroded pipes you can plan to have them replaced while we have them exposed. Drycrete is happy to coordinate with your plumber to get the whole project done in a timely fashion.
Lally columns and footers:
If you live in a home that has a 12’ by 12’ brick column you can use this project as an opportunity to replace that brick column with a lally column giving you back pivotal space in your basement.
Some old homes have footers that were improperly built or need replacement. Drycrete can replace these footers while we have your slab removed.

Garage Slab Replacement:

Why would you need a new concrete slab in your garage?

Concrete and Stamped Concrete Walkways, Stairs, Steps, and Patios:

Concrete and stamped concrete are versatile materials that can be used to create a variety of walkways, stairs, steps, and patios. Concrete is a strong and durable material that can withstand the elements, while stamped concrete can be made to look like a variety of other materials, such as brick, stone, or wood.

Walkways, Stairs, and Steps:

Concrete and stamped concrete walkways, stairs, steps, and patios are a great way to add curb appeal to your home. They can also make your home more accessible, especially for people with disabilities.


In addition to walkways, stairs, and steps, concrete and stamped concrete can also be used to create patios. Patios are a great way to extend your living space and enjoy the outdoors. They can be used for entertaining, relaxing, or simply enjoying the fresh air.

The Benefits of Concrete

Concrete and stamped concrete are very durable materials that can withstand the elements.
Concrete and stamped concrete are relatively affordable materials.
Concrete and stamped concrete can be customized to match your home’s style.
Low Maintenance
Concrete and stamped concrete are low-maintenance materials.

Need Concrete Services in massachusetts and rhode island?

If you are interested in a concrete or stamped concrete patio, be sure to contact a qualified contractor to get an estimate. With proper care and maintenance, your concrete or stamped concrete patio can last for many years to come.

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