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Concrete laying in Glasgow

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Branch address

Houston Place
Kingston Bridge Trading Estate
Glasgow
G5 8SG

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Tel: 0141 310 3220

 

Concrete Laying Tools in Glasgow

For hiring concrete laying tools in Glasgow visit Best at hire, your local tool hire centre.

If you're trying to source electric concrete pokers, petrol poker driver units or high frequency pokers in a variety of sizes, take a look at our wide selection of high quality concrete tools, all available for hire at competitive prices and for a range of hire periods.

Our range of vibrating poker hire products enable you to compact your fresh concrete properly after pouring in order to achieve a hard-wearing, long-lasting finish.

How to lay concrete

Before you start, get rid of loose rocks, plants, grass, shrubs or old concrete from the area you are pouring the concrete. The exposed earth then needs to be compacted using suitable  compaction tools.

Create the subbase (the material on which you will pour the new concrete) – this may be a layer of stones compacted with a hand tamper or plate compactor.

Create a form (a perimeter built around the edges of the area in which you are pouring the concrete).Wood is a popular material for this.

You may also want to add mesh or rebar if you require extra stability – particularly if you are pouring concrete that will need to bear heavy loads.

Mix the concrete to a smooth consistency in a wheelbarrow or a concrete mixer, adding in the minimum amount of water to make the mix as crack-resistant as possible. Once it is smooth, pour the wet concrete into your form and spread it out using rakes or shovels. Screed the surface to flatten, then float it to compact the concrete. Hire a concrete poker to help get rid of as many of the air bubbles as possible to achieve a high quality finish.

You can add traction by pulling a broom (or similar) across the concrete's surface to create texture. This prevents it from being too slippery when wet.

Finally, cure and seal the concrete: cover it either with a layer of plastic sheeting, or using a chemical curing compound. This retains the moisture, preventing the concrete from drying out too fast – helping to prevent discolouration and cracks.

It's easy to hire – online or by phone

Hire now on our mobile-friendly website or just call us on 0344 288 8088 to get some help selecting the right concrete tools.
Pick up your concrete pokers and other concrete tools from your nearest Glasgow depot, from an alternative location across Scotland, or from any of our other nationwide hire depots. We also offer delivery for added convenience – please ask when you order.

Our branch is located at Houston Place, Kingston Bridge Trading Estate, Glasgow, G5 8SG

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