Compacting of the concrete

After placing the concrete, if its compacting is not done properly, the concrete may become hollow. With compacting, the air bubbles in the concrete get released, making the concrete dense and also increases its strength and durability. While compacting, keep the following points in mind:

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Compacting of the concrete

Enginner

For the smaller concrete works, use manual compacting such as rodding with the help of a steel rod or tamping with a wooden cross beam.

Architect

The mechanical compacting is done with the help of vibrators. This can make the compaction more effective.

Contractor

Generally, needle vibrators are used for the structures like footings, beams and columns.

Mason

Take care that the shaft pipe of the vibrator should not bend too much as it can break the pipe.

Plumber

Be sure to clean the needle and shaft pipe after work.