[video width="1280" height="720" mp4="https://www.concreterssydney.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Preparation_And_Placement_of_Concrete_Fl.mp4"][/video] Concrete floor slabs are becoming popular for commercial and residential buildings. A concrete base is good for thermal efficiency, keeps the structure durable and supports large and heavy structures. For a good concrete floor slab construction, the following procedures are recommended. Formwork Preparation Formwork is used to hold the concrete slab... Read MorePreparation and Placement of Concrete Floor Slab
Formwork concreting serves to basically act as mould for pouring concrete in to specific sizes and shapes. It allows concreters to mould the fresh concrete, to whatever shape is specified in design drawings and plans. Read MoreWhat is the purpose of formwork?
Concreters when using stencils and patterns are able to imprint, colour over or add texture to patterns and designs onto the surface of concrete. Uncured concrete will have the concrete stenciling designs pressed or laid out on the top, and then when carefully removed the texture or design stays behind. Read MoreWhat is concrete stamping?
A crucial step to putting in a concrete driveway, is putting down gravel or crushed rock first. This gives a more level surface, and also will prevent cracking and collapsing. Water can run off and drain underneath, which helps prevent cracking. Read MoreDo you need gravel under concrete driveway?
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?
Unlike Tar or asphalt, concrete driveways are more versatile, resisting weathering and shrinking. As it can also resist chemical and oil stains it’s the prime choice for driveways or carports. Read MoreIs concrete better than asphalt for a driveway?
PCC – what Plain Cement Concrete is called – typically costs less than GPC – General Purpose Cement. The difference in cost plays a huger part in pricing jobs and commercial concreting projects, and why PPC is the most commonly used form of concrete. Read MoreWhich cement is more costly, GPC or PPC?
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?
The standard thickness for a garage floor slab is 4 inches. In areas where large trucks, caravans or other vehicles will be driven or parked, it’s recommended to go up to 5 or even 6 inches in thickness. Read MoreHow thick is a concrete floor slab?
In house and garage slabs, beddings or footings, it’s common in the concrete industry to use m10 or m15 grade concrete. M20, which is the next strongest grade, is usually for reinforced steel concrete pours – things like foundation slabs, supporting columns or beams. Read MoreWhich grade of concrete is used for floor slab?