Formwork concrete surfaces can be smoothed and finished in a number of ways. It can be polished, salt finished, have a burnt look added, be left with exposed aggregate, it can have texture added with a troweled finish, or be stamped or stenciled. Read MoreWhat different types of finishes can be used with concrete?
The Industry recommendation for concrete driveways is 4 inches – also the same for slab floors. Non-reinforced concrete can be put down if only passenger vehicles will be over it, but if larger work trucks, oats or caravans will be used on it, then a depth of at least 5 inches is preferred. Read MoreWhat is the best thickness for a concrete driveway?
Concrete driveways obviously need to be durable, and able to cope with a lot of surface load. 3000-4000 PSI is the ideal range for driveways with passenger vehicles driving over them daily. Read MoreWhat type of concrete is used for driveways?
Once fresh concrete has been poured and leveled, a concrete “finisher” works on smoothing the surface, and getting all air pockets and blemishes out. If very few can be seen, and it has even tone or colour, it’s called a Class A finish. Getting a Class A finish is desired for residential concrete or commercial... Read MoreWhat is a “Class A finish”?
In large projects that have wide spans, or in areas that need to have less supporting columns, then a waffle slab is typically used. They can either be for the ceiling or floor slab, to give it much more support, as they use beams that criss-cross and look just like a waffle when constructed. Read MoreWhere is waffle slab used?
In the foundations of home extensions or new houses, is where raft slabs are used. Heavy duty concrete beams get put down along with steel reinforcing, to go in both directions. This adds extra strength to a new slab, when the main pour is done, giving your house or garage floor stability and durability. Read MoreWhat is a raft slab?
It means a particular grade of concrete, that is has been left to cure for a full 2When concrete has been able to cure for a set amount of time – 28 days – it will be 100% cured and set. As a result it will have the compression strength of 25 N/mm, and where... Read MoreWhat does m25 mean for concrete?
A concrete worker can also be referred to as a “concreter finisher” – but there is a difference. A finisher is someone that levels and smooths out concrete surfaces, does stamping or stenciling. A concreter is usually someone that does the main supply and pumping of concrete. Visit: http://www.concreterssydney.net.au Read MoreWhat is a concrete worker called?
If concrete is not allowed to cure properly, it will be weak, crack or collapse when heavy loads go over it. If curing is done correctly then the concrete laid will be stable, strong and resist cracking even under heavy loads. It is crucial that no matter how small a concreting job is, that time... Read MoreWhat happens if curing is not done?
In order for concrete to set and be durable and hard as it can be, it must go through a stage called curing. Longer is always better, but at least 7 days can be suitable for concrete to properly cure. It can also cure in temperatures as low as 5 degrees. Visit: http://www.concreterssydney.net.au Read MoreWhat is the minimum curing period for concrete?