Exposed concrete - what has to be considered in the formwork?

The formwork is the counterpart to the concrete component - the matrix for the concrete. Especially with exposed concrete, however, the formwork next to it also has a significant influence on the surface structure of the concrete part. What to look out for, read here.

formwork elements

For exposed concrete, shuttering boards are usually used. They must be suitable for this purpose and have a suitable wood quality. Plastic elements for the formwork are rarely used for exposed concrete.

It is important to treat the formwork boards sufficiently with formwork oil. It should definitely be used so much that the wood is well saturated.

Depending on the concrete mixture used, the use of separating oil may also be advisable. It ensures that the concrete does not catch on the formwork during curing. The surface becomes smoother.

Tips & Tricks

By placing foreign objects between concrete and formwork, such as leaves from your favorite tree, you can transfer the shape and structure of these inserted objects to the concrete surface.

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