Concrete concreters are highly trained specialists who perform a variety of tasks associated with pouring concrete. Concrete pouring is done on concrete projects such as: roads, foundations, bridges, retaining walls, retaining embankments, foundations, driveways and many more. Concrete forms are produced on-site, delivered to the job site where they are installed by specialized equipment. Here are some of the main jobs that a typical concrete concrete performs.
Spread – Concrete is usually poured on foundation footings or on supporting floors, roads, retaining walls, embankments, retaining walls, bridges, etc. The concreters spread the concrete evenly, leveling it off and spreading it properly. As a concreter you would do this as a mixer. Install various supporting rods, tie them into concrete mixers, load the mixture, turn on the valve, pour the mixture into prepared areas, making sure it is leveled off and compacted as a final step.
Level – Leveling is one of the most important concrete pouring jobs. It is when concrete begins to flow on its way to the ground. Various techniques are used for leveling such as: compaction, straight line boring, vertical line boring, and hydrostatic leveling. A concreter normally uses advanced machinery to accomplish this job.
Laying Slices – This is the opposite of leveling. When concrete is poured on slabs, the concreters place the slabs on top of them and level them off. The concreters would use various methods to achieve the position they desire. In laying down a solid cement slab, the concreters can make use of gravity, laser, annealing, etching, roller, or a combination of these techniques. These techniques help in leveling off the concrete and making it as per the desires of the client.
Rail Concrete – This is a newer version of concreting wherein rails are used to level off the concrete. Rail concreters are mostly used by landscape concrete contractors. Rail concretes are placed on top of precast slabs and then the rail concretes are positioned on top of the slabs. They are manually lifted and moved by crane.
Driveways – Concrete driveways are made up of various materials such as exposed aggregate, gravel, stone, sand, and others. Concrete driveways are ideal for homes and buildings with heavy traffic. It is made of three to four rows of interlocking bricks or stones driven on top of each other with the help of concreters. Driveways are also available as part of house slabs and can be used to create walkways and driveways.