How to Finish Concrete

The primary purpose for finishing concrete pavements is to remove any small surface imperfections and seal the surface of the slab.
Allow all of the water to disappear before you do anything else. This can take 20 minutes or 4 hours depending on the temperature, humidity and how hard the wind is blowing. After the bleed water is all gone, you can get out your steel finishing trowel and put on the final touches.
How to Finish Concrete in Vancouver, BC
  1. Step 1: Pouring the Concrete. After thoroughly mixing the concrete pour it into the forms slightly overfilling them. …
  2. Step 2: Smooth the Concrete Surface. …
  3. Step 3: Use a Broom to Finish the Surface Texture of the Concrete. …
  4. Step 4: Cure the Concrete. …
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Use a Finishing Trowel

To finish the concrete, use a steel finishing trowel to achieve a smooth texture. The tool brings water to the surface of the concrete. Don’t use too much water, but at the time same time, work the tool to create a smooth finish.

concrete finisher is a skilled trades person who works with concrete by placing, finishing, protecting and repairing concrete in engineering and construction projects. Concrete finishers are often responsible for setting the concrete forms, ensuring they have the correct depth and pitch.
If done properly, new

concrete can often be poured right over an existing slab. … However, if your concrete is relatively sound and raising its elevation a few inches would not create problems, then you can pour new concrete directly over the old. Well, maybe not directly over

 the old
Concrete Finishes
  • Troweling or Floating. Once the concrete has been tooled with a screed, concrete finishers utilize trowels to smooth and fine-level the surface of the concrete. …
  • Edging. …
  • Broom Finish. …
  • Exposed Aggregate Finish. …
  • Salt Finish. …
  • Stamped Concrete. …
  • Pigments. …
  • Concrete Stain