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  • #656825

    smallerstick
    Pro
    Listowel, ON

    I live in fear that when I die, my wife will sell my tools for what I told her I paid for them.

    #656829

    bethepro
    Keymaster
    Mt Prospect, IL

    Great video.

    Email us at bethepro@bethepro.com

    #656845

    Doobie
    Pro
    Ajax, ON

    Those guys are good! Damn Good!

    Kevin.

    Wannabee pro.

    #656850

    roninohio
    Pro
    New Franklin, OH

    I find everything about concrete is hard work. Best to let the pros like these guys handle it.
    Thanks for sharing the video !

    #656864

    TopNotch
    Pro
    elmwood park, NJ

    Yeah let the Masons handle it. I large slab once and almost screwed it up with timing, curing, and combing.

    Then I saw some young guys take on a store front walk way that totally got away from them. Came out horrible and everybody got to observe it. Ultimately it got jack hammered and redone.

    Working Pro since 1993

    Tom M

    #656900

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Nice video,, he really builds it up tho. Here are some shots of the slap across the street from my job ..

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #656905

    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    ive only dabbled in concrete finishing. patching in basement slabs and trowling off icf pours.. its definitely grueling work.. hats off to the guys that do it every day

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #656926

    brianpeters
    Pro
    Murray, KY

    Concrete pros always make it look easy, I haven’t yet attained that status! I’ve helped with some pours, but it’s always been HARD WORK!

    #656935

    Doobie
    Pro
    Ajax, ON

    I actually just watched it a second time and bookmarked it I was so impressed. I’m gonna refer back to it for inspiration and encouragememt when I need to lay a couple of small jobs likely next year. One for my pool mechanicals at the side of my house along with a space for a NG generator, the other for a lean-to shed for my snow blower and lawn mower. I really like concrete work, but I’m getting old for that kind of work, but it is likely I’m gonna have to do this all myself with the help of my young teenage son. He seemed to really like concrete work when I poured a couple of piers last year in which he helped me out gladly once we got going versus looking to running away to get back to his computer.

    Wish I coulda found a crew like this a few years ago when I was planning my 10×20 shed and a sauna building pad, but crews for any concrete work are hard to engage for small jobs that I had to go and get piers done instead for those two small accesory structures I wanted to build as the five or so places I tried calling for slab work in my area none ever even returned my calls. The Toronto area is so construction booming for so many years now that nobody in concrete worth a dime wants to touch what they consider small jobs.

    Kevin.

    Wannabee pro.

    #657075

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Excellent video. Thank you for posting. Nice concrete can really make a job stand out.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #657146

    GTokley
    Pro
    Madoc, ON

    That is a great video. I enjoyed it.

    Greg

    Work Smarter Not Harder

    #665003

    JerrySats
    Pro
    Swedesboro, New Jersey

    It’s a joy too watch Pros like these guys lay and finish concrete . I had to sub to that channel it looks like a good one to keep an eye on . Thanks for posting the video .

    #665038

    Masterbosch
    Pro
    Wayne, NJ

    Isolation barrier is very important. Specially on city blocks. Where 2 building meets. I live thru an earthquick. And what I know is if there is no concrete barrier even though your building can be made from 7000psi concrete if building next to you has a weaker concrete other building will take down your building with it. Something so simple but outcome can be catastrophic. I know a brand new building that collapsed because neighboring building was literally attach to the other building. My dad was certified mason so I know alot about concrete and brick work.also another thing people look over when they pouring concrete is you need to wet the concrete first 30 days. With out it your concrete will be cooked. And your job will be useless. There is tips that you learn over time.

    plusoneconstructionllc@gmail.com

    #665064

    smallerstick
    Pro
    Listowel, ON

    Another one with some really good instruction and advice.

    I live in fear that when I die, my wife will sell my tools for what I told her I paid for them.

    #665124

    rerun_1965
    Pro
    holladay, TN

    I formed poured and finished more concrete than I care to think of and there is a trick to the trade just like every trade

    #665154

    GTokley
    Pro
    Madoc, ON

    I formed poured and finished more concrete than I care to think of and there is a trick to the trade just like every trade

    I agree! I worked for a company doing concrete walls, footing and floors. I did have what it took to finish floors. It sure is hard on clothes, work boots and yes hands. I don’t miss doing it.

    Greg

    Work Smarter Not Harder

    #666042

    rerun_1965
    Pro
    holladay, TN

    I formed poured and finished more concrete than I care to think of and there is a trick to the trade just like every trade

    I agree! I worked for a company doing concrete walls, footing and floors. I did have what it took to finish floors. It sure is hard on clothes, work boots and yes hands. I don’t miss doing it.

    it hard on your whole body and a lot of it you don’t realize till you get older lol

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