(05-02-2013, 10:21 AM)eaadams Wrote: So, consolidation creates flatness?
And the steel densifies the surface layer.
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Not exactly, but when concrete is poured it has voids in it and working the concrete works many of those voids out. While it is still plastic it can be moved around and shaped, including being 'flattened'.
Steel blades seal the surface and densify it. Much of this densification comes from the moisture being retained which then allows additional cement paste reaction.
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