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Old 06-06-2018, 06:46 PM
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Evening All,

I'm after a bit of advice on concreting. We do a fair amount of small slabs and agricultural concreting, usually tamped finish with an arrissed edge, but I have recently been asked to do a small slab with a brush finish.

The slab is 5.4x 2.6 x 0.2 with a layer of A142 at 100mm. Would I be correct in thinking that the process would be to tamp and screed as normal, then float the concrete, let the bleed water soak back in and then trowel and brush in one?

Also I have spoken to a few people and there's a difference of opinion in tools.
I.e can a "Big Blue" steel trowel be used for the initial floating and the trowelling, or does it have to be floated with a magnesium bull float.

Also what are people's views on using spray on protection for covering the concrete after finishing in warm weather? Or is he old clear polythene sheet the best option?

Just interested to hear how other people work and any advice greatly appreciated!

Matt
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:19 AM
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Evening All,

I'm after a bit of advice on concreting. We do a fair amount of small slabs and agricultural concreting, usually tamped finish with an arrissed edge, but I have recently been asked to do a small slab with a brush finish.

The slab is 5.4x 2.6 x 0.2 with a layer of A142 at 100mm. Would I be correct in thinking that the process would be to tamp and screed as normal, then float the concrete, let the bleed water soak back in and then trowel and brush in one?

Also I have spoken to a few people and there's a difference of opinion in tools.
I.e can a "Big Blue" steel trowel be used for the initial floating and the trowelling, or does it have to be floated with a magnesium bull float.

Also what are people's views on using spray on protection for covering the concrete after finishing in warm weather? Or is he old clear polythene sheet the best option?

Just interested to hear how other people work and any advice greatly appreciated!

Matt
yes tamp an screed off first wait for it to dry off so not to much sitting water then big blue it to get fat up top if aris towel trial piece stands up as it should with out sagging back down then brush finish depending on what bush you use the one that works with big blue handles that has a small trowel/bush head that leaves corse brush finish or a floor brush that leaves a finer finish as is finer bristles and is lighter so don't dig in so much then lastly aris trowel edges
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Old 09-06-2018, 08:00 PM
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Has anyone had any dealings with the easy beam screeds for concreting?
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Old 11-06-2018, 02:14 AM
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Has anyone had any dealings with the easy beam screeds for concreting?
I use an MBW Screedemon for concrete screeding. Placed and screeded 35m3 last week with it. Very handy tool, I have 1m, 2m and 3m beams for it.
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Has anyone had any dealings with the easy beam screeds for concreting?
I have the belle one, great bits of kit! But put a 4meter beam in it and try carrying it around in 6 of concrete and you know about it! Beats hand tamp any day!!
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