The General Steps to Pouring Concrete

In order to get the best possible results when doing cement work, you should have the right Concrete companies tools. Those who have done concrete work using the wrong tools know how hard it is to do that kind of a cement job.

Before you can pour new concrete, there is often old concrete that needs to come out. Cutting the concrete with a diamond saw blade can be a great way to get a solid and straight line in the existing concrete to butt up to.

After you remove the old concrete, it is time to prepare the ground for the new concrete. If the old concrete sunk and that is why you are replacing it, then you may need to add some base and do some major compacting work to make sure that the new concrete does not have the same problem. Once the ground is prepped, you then will need to place concrete forms. When forming, it is always better to use too many stakes rather than not enough. If you try to skimp by, you may find a form bulging from the weight of the cement during the pour, causing the concrete to not have a straight edge or a weird curve to it. For some concrete pours, you will also need to place rebar in the concrete area to reinforce the cement. When pouring the concrete where the rebar is, you will pour a little over it, then raise it up and let it sit on the bottom of the concrete and then pour over the top of it. The goal is to have it in the middle of the concrete as much as possible.

Before the concrete truck ever shows up, you should have preparations in place. Think about how big the pour is and if you will need help from family and friends. Will you need wheel barrows to haul concrete or can the truck reach the pour site? if the truck cannot reach the pour site is the job large enough to justify getting a concrete pump truck. Most importantly, make sure that you have and know where all of the tools needed to finish the concrete are.

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