Finishing

The finishing of Helix® reinforced concrete does not require special equipment. The general finishing processes used to finish Helix® reinforced concrete is the same as those used to finish conventional concrete.

Finishing Instructions

The following are tips for easy finishing:

  1. When possible, use a vibrating, roller or laser screed. When vibration is not possible use a “jitterbug” to force coarse materials below the surface. Use of these tools is not required, but will make finishing easier. As with conventional concrete, do not overwork the surface.
  2. Use only metal hand tools.
  3. Always pull finishing tools in a constant direction.
  4. A wet-cut saw may be used to cut joints.
  5. Wait 15-60 minutes after concrete is placed to apply a brush finish. Brush in one direction only.

Sample Finishing Videos

Fiber Reinforced Concrete Finishing with Laser Screed and Power Float

Large exterior slab in Midland, Texas, reinforced with Helix® Micro Rebar™ concrete reinforcement. This slab is being finished with a laser screed and power float. Using Helix® reinforcement does not require the use of any special tools or techniques for finishing. Simply use the same standard proper finishing techniques as you would with plain concrete.

Fiber Reinforced Concrete Finishing with a Power Float

Large exterior slab in Midland, Texas, reinforced with Helix® Micro Rebar™ concrete reinforcement. This slab is being finished with a power float. Using Helix® reinforcement does not require the use of any special tools or techniques for finishing. Simply use the same standard proper finishing techniques as you would with plain concrete.

Fiber Reinforced Concrete Laser Screed Finish

Watch a large exterior concrete slab reinforced with Helix® Micro Rebar™ concrete reinforcement being finished with a laser screed. Using Helix® reinforcement in your concrete does not require any special tools or techniques to finish. Simply use standard proper finishing procedures as you would with plain concrete.