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August 31, 2020
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A Must Have Concrete Pre-Pour Checklist

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As someone working in the construction field, knowing the process of creating concrete structures is very important. It is a material that is becoming more popular for all kinds of use from home foundations to even building an entire home from it. The only potential problem with using concrete is that once it sets it is near impossible to fix any mistakes. This is why going over a pre-pour checklist for the concrete is crucial. Here are the things you should be looking over before pouring.

1.Check your documentation. Whether you are in charge of the construction or not, it is a good idea to be sure about what is going on. The documentation will let you know what hours you are allowed to work according to local laws. It will also include information about which machines are being used and what exactly is being done. Just make sure everything is in order.

2.Go over formwork. The formwork is what you'll be using to mold the concrete. Because the concrete is being used for a specific purpose, it is important for the formwork to match the final design. The forms themselves also have to be in the right condition. Typically this means that the edges all have the proper 90 degree angle and that the form is coated to prevent it from getting stuck into the concrete.

3.Verify reinforcement. The reinforcement is what will keep the concrete where it should be so it's just as important as the frame to be perfect. Final plans will show you what the reinforcement should look like.

4.Set-ins. In some cases when concrete is being poured, the purpose it is going to serve requires certain things to be embedded in the concrete when it is finished. Make sure that if there are supposed to be embedded items that they are in the right position to be exactly where they are supposed to be.

5.Tool check. The tools are another important part of setting in concrete. Make sure that the tools are in working order before starting to pour the concrete. If any of them have problems it's important to know before starting the work. Also, have extras just in case they are needed should anything happen to the originals.

6.Check with boss. If you are not the person in charge of the site then the last step you need to take before pouring is to make sure that everything is ready according to your boss. They'll be able to let you know if there needs to be any last minute adjustments or if something doesn't match the drawings.

These steps need to be taken no matter what the job is for. This checklist helps you to be professional in your work and also can be a great way to prevent some of the most common mishaps that occur when working with concrete. If you have any personal steps you like to take before you start the job, feel free to add your own steps into the list where you feel they work best for you.

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