EB122 Concrete Finisher's Guide

EB122 Concrete Finisher's Guide

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Published by Portland Cement Association

Description

This publication is a basic guide outlining the standard practices and procedures for planning, building, and finishing interior or exterior concrete flatwork (sidewalks, driveways, patios, floors) and steps. It includes information pertaining to material selection and construction practices. While intended primarily for concrete finishers and concrete finisher apprentices, the information contained in this guide will benefit homebuilders, contractors, architects, engineers, landscape architects, homeowners, vocational education students, specification writers, inspectors, and others. This guide is provided in both metric and inch-pound units to allow for use in government projects as well as public works.

 

Document Details

Publication Year: 2017

ISBN:

Categories: Slabs

Formats: PDF, ePub, or Kindle

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

QUALITY CONCRETE

-What is Quality Concrete?

-Materials Selection

-Cement

-Aggregates

-Supplementary Cementitious Materials

-Chemical Admixtures

-Water-Cement Ratio, Strength, and Durability

-Water-Cement Ratio

-Strength

-Durability

-Workability and Slump

-Air Entrainment and Freeze-Thaw Resistance

-Significance of Exposure

-Preventing Damage Due to Deicing Chemicals

PRECONSTRUCTION CHECKLIST

-Necessary Tools

-Placement Preparation

-Placing and Finishing

-Curing

-Subgrade

-Subbase Drainage

-Moisture Protection for Interior Slabs

-Formwork

-Reinforcement

-Conventional Steel Reinforcement

-Fibers

-Joint Design

-Isolation Joints

-Contraction Joints

-Construction Joints

-Desired Finish

-Exterior Concrete

-Interior Concrete

WORKING SAFELY WITH CONCRETE

FINISHING CONCRETE – STEP BY STEP

Step 1: Subgrade Preparation

Step 2: Setting Forms

Step 3: Placing Concrete

Step 4: Strike-off

Step 5: Darbying or Bullfloating

Step 6: Edging

Step 7: Jointing

Step 8: Waiting Period

Step 9: Floating

Step 10: Troweling

- Hand Finishes

- Machine-Applied Finishes

Step 11: Curing

- Wet Curing

- Membrane Curing

Step 12: Protection

BUILDING CONCRETE STEPS

Step 1: Subgrade Preparation

Step 2: Layout

Step 3: Formwork

Step 4: Placement

Step 5: Strike-off

Step 6: Wait

Step 7: Floating and Edging

Step 8: Tread Finishing

Step 9: Form Removal and Formed-Surface Finishing

Step 10: Curing

HOT AND COLD WEATHER PRECAUTIONS

HOT WEATHER PRECAUTIONS

COLD WEATHER PRECAUTIONS

PREVENTING SURFACE DEFECTS

Dusting

Signs

Causes

Prevention

Repair

Blisters

Signs

Causes

Prevention

Repair

Delaminations

Signs

Causes

Prevention

Repair

Scaling

Signs

Causes

Prevention

Repair

Popouts

Signs

Causes

Prevention

Repair

Crazing

Signs

Causes

Prevention

Repair

Cracking

Signs

Causes

Prevention

Repair

Discoloration

Signs

Causes

Prevention

Repair

What Surface Quality is Acceptable?

APPENDIX

Frequently Asked Questions

Building Tips for Trouble-Free Concrete Slabs

Estimating the Volume of Concrete

Related PCA Publications

Index

ERRATA INFO

Any applicable errata are included with individual documents at the time of purchase. Errata are not included for collections or sets of documents such as the ACI Collection. For a listing of and access to all product errata, visit the Errata page.

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