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R.J. Potteiger Construction Services, Inc. offers concrete construction services in Carlisle, PA and throughout Central PA. With over 25 years of experience in commercial, industrial and residential concrete construction, we provide concrete services ranging from structural concrete to warehouse floor repairs to saw cutting to concrete removal and core drilling. Our company is diversified in services so our employees can respond to construction variables and demands of the construction business. But, we remain the same when it comes to our quality workmanship.



Work with one of the best concrete contractors in PA by partnering with R.J. Potteiger Construction Services, Inc. We do concrete work for various residential, industrial and commercial markets throughout our service area of Central PA. Whether you need a warehouse floor repair or a concrete demolition, we are the contractor to call.

When R.J. Potteiger Construction Services, Inc. works with clients, we ensure our commercial concrete services will meet the goals of their project. We provide the desired results by communicating, coordinating and planning with all the involved parties.

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From the world’s tallest skyscrapers to some of the best-known highways, concrete is the material that makes it all possible. It’s one of the oldest building materials in the world, and without it, we wouldn’t have the Willis Tower, the Hoover Dam or the Panama Canal.

The team at R.J. Potteiger has vast experience in different areas of concrete repair and installation, including industrial and commercial concrete construction services. As commercial general contractors, our capabilities include but are not limited to the following concrete services:

Commercial Floors and Concrete Polishing

Warehouse and industrial floors are exposed to more risks than residential ones. Joint edges can spall, crack or move under repetitive stress from wheeled equipment and heavy machinery.

These floors need supports that allow them to move with thermal changes and stress to prevent damage and degradation. High-traffic areas, like those in retail spaces or office buildings, can also experience deterioration over time due to cumulative stress.

Our concrete flooring repair services are available for:

  • Surface breakdown or delamination
  • Shrinkage cracking
  • Expansion, contraction, construction or induced concrete floor joint failure
  • Control joint damage
  • Cracking and spalling

If your floor is still structurally sound but looking a little worse for wear, we can come in and polish it. Polished concrete calls for special diamond tools, chemicals and safety precautions, so you’ll want to work with professional concrete contractors with a strong safety record for your concrete polishing needs.

During this process, we will:

  • Remove any existing coatings
  • Seal cracks and joints with the appropriate filler
  • Grind the floor down with descending grit sizes, similar to sandpaper
  • Apply a hardener that densifies the concrete
  • Polish the floor with fine-grit resin-bond diamond
  • Add a stain guard, if desired

Although concrete floors are low-maintenance, polishing can give them a nice refresh and help maintain their durability for years to come.

Commercial Concrete Parking Lots

Concrete is a great choice for parking lots because it offers long lifespans and easy maintenance, especially when compared to the other popular option of asphalt. With rising asphalt prices, concrete parking lots have become even more enticing. Other benefits include a high load-carrying capacity and lighter colors, which can reduce lighting demands and lower the temperature of the area.

Parking lots are a little trickier than basic pavement, as they call for components like joints, curbs and drainage spaces. Depending on the application, there can be many decisions involved, like the thickness and type of concrete, drain locations, freeze-thaw risk and the need for reinforcement.

Our experienced team has years of commercial concrete construction experience and can help simplify your job site parking lot project with attentive customer service.

Commercial Concrete for Tilt-Up Concrete Construction

Tilt-up concrete construction starts with a concrete slab on the ground. Then, we tilt the slab upward to form the wall of a concrete structure.

This method is popular in buildings of all types, especially in the south. It’s fast and flexible and can accommodate a wide range of building features, from basic windows and doors to complex shapes and decorations. Whether you’re looking for exposed aggregate, embedded brick or unique textures and colors, tilt-up concrete is a quick, cost-efficient way to get them.

With tilt-up concrete construction, you’ll find benefits like:

  • Quick on-site casting: Tilt-up panels can be poured into large panels and don’t need to be shipped by truck, so there are few limitations to size or transit expenses. They also don’t take much time to make, so they’re great for meeting tight deadlines.
  • Flexibility: Tilt-up slabs can be used with a wide range of design and build choices, so you can choose from multiple reinforcement materials, colors and styles to meet even the most unique specifications.
  • Sustainability: This building method can be used for energy-efficient design choices, like insulation panels and airtight construction. Like all types of concrete, it can also be made of recycled materials.
  • Cost: Tilt-up is especially cost-effective for larger buildings, but it’s also a good pick for subdivisions, where multiple homes are built at the same time.

Our commercial concrete services include but are not limited to:

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Slabs on grade are one of the three main types of building foundations. These foundations consist of just one thick layer, and when they are poured, the edges will be made extra thick so that they can help carry the weight of the structure. It is standard practice to place a layer of gravel or soil down first to enhance the drainage, and the use of wire mesh will help limit the risk of the concrete breaking up and cracking.

Known for their consistency and durability, slabs on grade foundations are also described as floating foundations. To create the foundation, a mold will first be placed onto the ground, and the concrete will then be poured onto it. The slab and grade option has many advantages in that it creates an affordable and strong base, and it offers better protection against termites.

In colder environments, slabs on grade can be insulated to protect against frost and to help regulate the temperature of the concrete.


One of the most common problems of using a concrete base in this form is shrinkage. However, there are methods that can be used to help counter this, such as creating an extra-thick slab, using damp proofing, allowing the concrete to cure for longer and using coatings and sealers to prevent moisture from seeping in.

Great care needs to be taken when it’s utilized, as poorly installed concrete can lead to cracking, which could threaten the structure of the building if it becomes severe enough. Special care should also be taken to ensure drainage is sufficient.


Applications for slabs on grade include:

  • Garage floors
  • Flooring
  • Foundations


A well-designed loading dock is crucial to any business that requires space to pack or unload merchandise. They’re commonly used by suppliers who need to easily ship or remove stock from their premises. The type of loading dock pit needed will depend on the individual requirements of the business, the space available and any potential safety issues that need to be taken into account.


Some of the biggest challenges for concrete loading dock contractors begin in the planning stages. It’s crucial that the calculations and measurements are precise, or the completed project will not meet the individual business’s requirements. However, it’s also essential that the designs are drawn up with any future business plans in mind, as this will help to save costs on remodeling later.


There are several types of loading docks, including flush docks, which are the most widely used. Other methods of construction pits include:


Open docks are among the least popular types. They have a distinct disadvantage due to the exposure to the elements, and they can be an easy target for theft.


These could also be described as “sloping docks.” They are used when the setup of the building won’t allow a basement, or when there’s no access to a dock-level floor.


These are used when there isn’t a lot of apron space. However, the main negative with the saw tooth dock is the fact that it will intrude onto dock space.


Concrete loading dock pits have the following applications:

  • Manufacturing plants
  • Warehouses
  • Agriculture


Another use of concrete in the industrial sector is concrete equipment foundations. A durable, reliable concrete foundation is of paramount importance to companies in the manufacturing sector, as the foundation needs to be strong enough to hold the hefty, specialized equipment that is commonplace in the manufacturing industry.

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An experienced team of concrete equipment foundation contractors will use their skilled knowledge to create a foundation of any size or shape to cater to the individual business. The creation of these foundations will need to be done with great precision during the construction phase if it’s going to provide the kind of tough, long-lasting foundation that’s necessary to support the weight of specialized equipment.


The types of foundations typically used in regular construction are crawlspaces, slabs on grade and full basements. However, an equipment foundation requires a different approach, as an equipment foundation will need to manage the impact caused by machinery when it’s in operation to manage the dynamic forces that are at workThe purpose of an equipment foundation is to offset these forces and to create a strong, stable base.

In construction, a wide variety of materials can be used to create a foundation. However, if it’s going to stand the test of time and provide adequate tensile strength, reinforced or structural concrete is the usual method used in the building of equipment foundations.

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Equipment foundations are typically used in:

  • Manufacturing plants
  • Press pits
  • Machine foundations

Start Your Commercial Concrete Project With R.J. Potteiger

If you’re in central Pennsylvania, the experienced professionals at R.J. Potteiger can help bring your residential or commercial concrete project to life. We’re fully licensed, insured and bonded and have over 25 years of concrete work in our arsenal. Our team has the high attention to detail needed for industrial buildings, residential floors, public walkways and many other concrete projects, offering an array of services for existing and new concrete structures.

Reach out to us today to learn more about our services and how we can help.


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When constructing driveways, patios, sidewalks, and walkways, there is standard concrete, which is most commonly used, or colored concrete which is often used for decorative/stamped concrete projects.

Decorative concrete comes in a vast range of designs and colors. However, it is important to note that decorative concrete prices can vary substantially from standard concrete prices. Detailed below are some pointers that should be taken into consideration when installing concrete:


There are several factors that are essential to a long-lasting driveway. This starts with the subgrade being adequately prepared and achieving the right mix of concrete. During the construction phase, reinforcement in the form of steel will often be added to give the driveway greater longevity.

The concrete will need to be cured and finished properly, and adequate drainage is also necessary.

With sidewalks, again, the subgrade is vital. However, a granular subbase layer is often added to give additional support and to limit shrinkage. Control joints are fitted into the concrete to limit cracking of the concrete, but careful consideration needs to be given to the placement of trees, as the roots can cause concrete to lift and crack.


Even the simplest of concrete patios or walkways can transform the exterior of a building. However, if it’s going to last, the surface needs to be adequately prepared and must start with a firm foundation to avoid cracks that could otherwise occur.




Known for its versatility and durability, concrete is one of the most widely used building materials. Regardless of the building project, it’s likely that at some point, concrete will play a core part in the successful completion. Concrete is used widely in both commercial and domestic construction, and as detailed below, concrete offers many distinct advantages when used in construction:

  • It’s low-maintenance and can stand up to erosion and harsh weather conditions.
  • The fact that it’s so durable makes concrete an economical solution for a building project and helps keep the budget under control.
  • When used in construction, concrete is an environmentally friendly and sustainable solution, which can be recycled and used for another purpose.
  • Concrete is fire-resistant.
  • It’s versatile and can be used in different forms, including slabs on grade.



The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is an organization that reviews businesses and their practices so customers know if the business is trustworthy. R.J. Potteiger Construction Services, Inc. has been BBB accredited with an A+ rating since 2011. Our BBB accreditation means we have the attributes of a better business, including legal business practices and honest customer service. Our high rating also indicates that we are responsive to our customers’ needs based on how we address issues and honor the BBB’s standards.

Since R.J. Potteiger Construction Services, Inc. is a BBB accredited business, you can expect us to be trustworthy and transparent throughout your project. We strive to honor our commitment to quality, safe concrete work.


R.J. Potteiger Construction Services, Inc. is proud to have a record of repeat clients for all complexities and sizes of projects. We have worked on a diverse range of jobs, which allows us to be creative problem-solvers if a project has challenges. Our projects are supported by our skilled staff, experience with concrete services and competitive prices.

Our current clients trust us when they need quality concrete construction work, so you can have faith that we will provide this same excellence to you, too. Our portfolio of projects in PA includes:

  • Building a deck and walkway in the Hershey Medical Rehab Center according to ADA regulations.
  • Raising an existing building roof and constructing a concrete mezzanine for Fry Communications.
  • Creating a veterans memorial for Silver Spring Township.
  • Adding concrete patios to several Rita’s Italian Ice locations.


R.J. Potteiger Construction Services, Inc. is a fully licensed commercial concrete contractor in PA offering high-quality managed projects. Our diverse services and dedication to our clients are why we have been successful for our more than 25 years in business.

We are skilled in several commercial concrete services, offering these types of concrete work:

  • Saw cutting: We have the right saws to cut through reinforced floors and walls to make room for expansion and control joints and more. We’ll also cut slabs to even their surfaces.
  • Demolition: Concrete demolition includes removing concrete structures like parking lots, foundations and slabs and responsibly disposing of the debris. Our work will not disturb your daily operations.
  • Core drilling: We will make openings in slabs, walls and ceilings to install lines and cables. With our precision drilling, we can make a hole at the exact width and depth you want.

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However, its part in everyday construction shouldn’t be ignored, either. As a foundation, it’s a stabilizing force — and as a result, concrete is widely used for industrial and commercial purposes. Today we’ll be exploring concrete, its many applications in construction, and its use for all manner of concrete services.


Concrete is a multi-purpose material used for numerous purposes in the construction industry. From basic concrete ramps and loading docks to keep businesses moving, equipment foundations for the manufacturing industry and steel building foundations to protect the longevity of agricultural buildings, it all begins with a skillfully constructed base.

The team at R.J. Potteiger Construction Services, Inc. has over 25 years of experience in the concrete industry, offering an extensive range of concrete services in PA. Contact us online or call us at 717-697-3192 to find out more about our concrete construction services in PA, to learn about how our structural concrete contractors in PA can help you, or to enlist our team to help you with your next project.

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