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A metal tamp bar is used to distribute the material evenly. This may look like a simple task, however this takes a great deal of experience and skill to get it right. It would be typically recommended for smaller less complex projects without compromising on quality of finish.
An innovative method where a machine is used to achieve the optimal finish for larger floor areas that cannot compromise on flatness or level. A laser is used to guide the screening machine across the concrete to create a perfectly level surface. This would be a typically recommended screed finish for warehousing and factory floors or anywhere that a perfect level is required.
This method is widely used where a surface is required to have extra grip for pedestrians or vehicles or as an aide to drainage and is typically used on external areas. The brushed finish is achieved by pulling a brush over the surface of the concrete at the precise time whilst it is still wet but cured enough as to not disturb the level. The type of finish obtained will vary on the coarseness of the brush and is easy to spot due to the coarse finish on the surface.
A method where a specialist machine sits on top of the newly laid concrete surface.
A Power float has high speed rotating blades that smooth and to some extent level the concrete floor. This is a cost effective and quick way of finishing the floor surface to ensure a smooth finish and to effectively polish out any imperfections, multiple passes are often used to achieve a higher degree of smoothness.
A process of securing steel reinforcement also known as rebar or steel mesh which is used in concrete to reinforce and strengthen the concrete floor.
The process involves following engineering drawings that detail the type of bar to be used and the spacing to set out and place the steel in the correct positions.
The reinforcing bars are then tied together with wire and then cut using nips or electric rebar tiers.
A Steel fixer will also be responsible for attaching spacer and chairs that determine the amount of concrete cover.
Widely used in the construction sector for the formation of shuttering for casting concrete on site, the timber shuttering holds the concrete in place whilst it cures. Shuttering is removed once the concrete is able to support itself on its own or when fully cured. The timber mainly used for this type of application is usually lower grade caressing timber with a planned sawn edge.
This is a process where a powdered element which can consist of pigment, cement, hardening agents or even finely graded aggregate is applied to the concrete surface before it has cured, it is then floated and troweled in. Dry shake topping can be used to achieve a coloured or reflective effect or to create a hard wearing impervious surface. In some applications it can be used to suppress fibres in steel reinforced concrete.
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