Sardinia Concrete

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Do's
  • Order a quality concrete mix with the appropriate slump for proper placement required.
  • Place concrete on a well-drained sub-grade that has adequate and uniform load-bearing characteristics.
  • Grade the sub-grade so that the concrete is of uniform thickness and properly sloped for drainage.
  • Vibrate or tamp and screed the concrete, then float it to the specified grade, flatness, and levelness.
  • Texture all surfaces adequately and uniformly for slip resistance.
  • Finish all surfaces within reasonably the same time after placement.
  • Finish the edges first and do all hand-finishing in the same direction.
  • Protect the concrete surface from rapid evaporation of bleed water.
  • Use an approved curing compound for proper curing of concrete.
  • Protect the freshly placed concrete from freezing for the first 72 hours.

      

 


Dont's


  • Don't use calcium chloride accelerators to achieve fast concrete set time.
  • Don't order concrete in less than 3 yd3 (2 m3) increments. Full color consistency is not guaranteed.
  • Don't place concrete on a sub-grade that is not thoroughly compacted and dampened.
  • Don't place concrete over freestanding water or muddy, frozen or soft spots.
  • Don't add water after a portion of the load has been discharged, or retemper concrete that has started to set.
  • Don't sprinkle water, or otherwise add water to the surface during finishing operations.
  • Don't use inconsistent finishing practices.
  • Don't over-trowel (burn or burnish) the concrete surface.
  • Don't use plastic sheeting to cure color concrete.
  • Don't allow items to stand on concrete during the curing process.