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Tell-Tale Signs Of A Bad Concrete Pouring Job

Tell-Tale Signs Of A Bad Concrete Pouring Job

Here is a helpful guide to help you better understand whether your concrete has been poured properly or not.

There is no denying that concrete pouring is a very complicated, difficult, and utterly precise technique and process that requires experienced professionals. In fact, concrete tends to be the most common building material used in recent years and therefore, it becomes imperative that the professionals using it are knowledgeable about the process overall. The reality is, when concrete is poured improperly, it might lead to very hazardous results. Ultimately, there are some clear signs associated with improper concrete pouring — so you can diagnose whether your concrete has been poured effectively and efficiently — or not. Here is a helpful guide to help you better understand whether your concrete has been poured properly or not.

Concrete Bleeding

For the most part, bleeding of your concrete is a key sign that your concrete pouring has been done improperly. In fact, when it comes to pouring concrete, proper procedures mandate that the concrete mix isn’t mixed with any free water around the area. The reality is, making sure to avoid contact with free water on the street where the concrete is being poured can help alleviate the potential of concrete bleeding overall. Ultimately, while bleeding tends to be accepted at a specific degree, too much can leave you with slurry cement that might even be dangerous and hazardous to walk on — which is why getting your concrete re-poured might be the best solution when you encounter concrete bleeding.

Concrete Segregation

This industry-specific term refers to concrete that has basically become cement paste and has essentially separated from the aggregate — leading to a decrease in durability of the concrete itself. In fact, concrete segregation tends to happen when the concrete is compacted as it is poured. The reality is, for professionals working with concrete, it becomes increasingly important to pay close attention to how much water is actually in the concrete mixture. Ultimately, just like concrete bleeding, the result of this poor concrete pouring occurs when there is a high water ratio in the concrete mixture itself. At the end of the day, there is nothing more important than making sure that your concrete is poured properly — otherwise you’ll absolutely need a do-over from experienced professionals immediately. 

Concrete Visions Will Get The Job Done Right

Concrete Visions has been working with clients for over 25 years. Our G&M Services installers are certified with the industry’s major firestop product manufacturers. As part of our firestop service, we can assess abnormal field conditions and, with the manufacturer’s technical support assistance, provide engineering judgments in a timely fashion to comply with contract specifications. Our Field Mechanics undergo ongoing training, including mandatory monthly safety meetings, weekly Toolbox Talks where safety and equipment information is shared, and training on safe work standards and safety best practices.

This entry was posted on Monday, October 10th, 2022 at 3:29 pm. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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