Concreting in any part of the world is a specialists's job. The reason being it's a one-time investment that is expected to last a lifetime and hence the experts put their best foot forward to come up with a perfect concreting service. On this page, we discuss some of the steps that the concreting experts in Melbourne take to ensure perfection.

Checking the Shuttering Stability

At first, the pros will check the shuttering and centering to ensure proper leveling, alignment, and support. If the supports are not stable and strong enough, it will give in due to the pressure of the concrete solution, as and when it is poured. Even if the concrete solution settles, the structure may give in subsequently. More than wastage of time & materials, it will pose a serious safety concern.

Ensuring Proper Treatment of Releasing Agents

Properly oiled plants or plates verified by the site engineer need to be provided. This ensures that the surface of the concrete will be severely damaged when the plates are stuck, resulting in difficulty. Furthermore, it leads to poor quality finish.

Proper Sealing

Gaps in the shuttering plates need to be adequately sealed using mortar, rubber and the likes, to ensure there is no leakage of the concrete solution through the gaps.

Placing Reinforcement

The experts before getting on with the concreting process would verify the reinforcement details, to see whether they replicate the drawing perfectly in terms of dimension and, bar diameter, lap joints, cut length, joints of beam-column, length of the column extension at the footing, and the likes.

Covering the Reinforcement

Covering the reinforcement is one of the crucial aspects of concreting. The experts make sure that the reinforcement bars are not exposed to the atmosphere and they should be entirely covered by the concreting. Otherwise, exposure of these bars to the air will lead to rusting and corrosion of the reinforcement, which will lead to swelling of the rods, resulting in cracking of the concrete.

Supply of Materials

The availability of an adequate volume of cement and aggregates must be guaranteed before the construction. Concreting work must be completed at a stretch and a shortage of raw materials during work will cause disruption. It will be a concreting disaster and result in undesirable construction joints.

Concrete Embeds and Inserts

Concrete embeds and inserts like fan boxes, anchor bolts, insert plates, hooks and the like need to be checked properly by the experts, before they are anchored and placed.

Finding a Mixing Location

It may appear to be a not-so-important aspect of concreting, but ironically, it is the responsibility of the experts to find out a big and spacious enough location where the entire task of preparing the concreting solution can be carried out in a fast and seamless way without any hindrance whatsoever. Also, they must ensure that the location is closest to the site to ensure minimal time of transit of the material from the site of generation to that of implementation. It will not only speed up the process but ensure the material is at its nascent stage and hence at its best when applied.

Author's Bio: 

The author Callum O’Brien is a concreting expert in Melbourne and owns a reputed construction company, The author is also a regular blogger.