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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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Step No.1

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.

Step No.2

The mechanical compacting

is done with the help of vibrators.

This can make the compaction more effective.

Step No.3

Generally, needle vibrators are used for the

structures like footings, beams and columns.

Step No.4

Take care that the shaft pipe of the vibrator

should not bend too much as it can break the pipe.

Step No.5

Be sure to clean the needle and shaft pipe

after work.

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