Portland Cement Association’s new Concrete Finisher’s Guide provides best practices for placing, finishing, and curing flatwork. Beyond a step-by-step
Portland Cement Association’s new Concrete Finisher’s Guide provides best practices for placing, finishing, and curing flatwork. Beyond a step-by-step explanation on finishing concrete, the Concrete Finisher’s Guide Û a replacement manual for PCA’s Cement Mason’s Guide Û provides information on how to select materials; proper tools for projects; and essential safety procedures. It also presents detailed explanations on how surface defects, such as dusting and cracking, occur and what factors can be controlled to minimize the likelihood of their appearing.
Readers are guided through the construction process, starting with how to select appropriate materials, a preconstruction checklist, and detailed instructions on finishing concrete flatwork and building concrete steps. In addition, the manual’s appendix provides answers to frequently asked questions and tips on estimating the volume of concrete necessary for a project.
Geared especially for concrete finishers and finisher apprentices, the Concrete Finisher’s Guide can also benefit homebuilders, architects, contractors, engineers, homeowners, and others involved in flatwork jobs. The guide is available from the PCA Bookstore, www.cement.org/bookstore; 800/868-6733.