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Introduction of Concrete Construction Tools for Construction Sites
Concrete is one of the most widely used building materials in the Construction Industry. There are various types of concrete construction tools are used on the construction site.
Concrete construction tools help to complete the work fast with accuracy. It is impossible to complete the work without tools. Concrete construction tools plays a vital role in construction.
Here, In this article, we have listed the concrete construction tools which are generally used on the construction sites with their uses.
Construction Tools Used for Mixing of Concrete
1. Concrete Mixers
Traditionally the concrete was prepared manually which consumes a lot of time as well as labours and the concrete which is made is not of the required quality.
Nowadays, a concrete mixer which is a mechanical machine is used for the manufacturing of concrete on site. A concrete mixer is a machine that is used on the construction site to homogeneously mix cement, sand, aggregate, and water in the right proportion to form concrete.
Concrete mixers consist of a revolving drum to mix the various components and to form concrete. The concrete mixture consists of a double conical frustum-shaped drum.
Concrete mixture is classified into two categories.
1.1. Batch Mixer
A batch mixture is a type of mixture that produces concrete one batch at a time. Batch mixers are commonly used concrete mixers on small and medium-sized construction sites.
1.2. Continuous Mixer
Continuous mixers are the type of concrete mixers which work without any interruption and continuously produce concrete. These types of concrete mixers are suitable for large-scale construction sites where concrete is required in bulk quantity at a continuous rate. This type of big structure such as dams, bridges, and tunnels, etc.
Uses of Concrete mixer: The concrete mixer is used for mixing various components such as cement, sand, aggregate, and water to form the concrete of desired quality.
A Wheelbarrow is basically a small hand-driven vehicle that is designed in such a way that it has only one wheel. It has two handles at its rear side so that a person can handle it from one place to another place.
It is designed in such a way that it will distribute the total load between the wheel and the person handling it. The wheelbarrow enables too quickly to transport heavy-weight luggage.
Use of Wheelbarrows: The wheelbarrows mainly used for transporting materials from one place to another place. It is mainly used to transport concrete on the construction site.
3. Shovel Saws
It is basically a tool that is used for digging, lifting, and moving the material on the construction site. Most of the shovels are hand tools which consist of a broad blade. Hand shovel blades are made of steel.
The shovels are also known as power shovels which are the bigger size excavation machines on this construction site for the purpose of digging and lifting the material.
Uses of shovel saws: The shovel saws are used on the construction sites for the purpose of digging, lifting, and moving the material.
Tampers are the mechanical machine that is used for compacting soil, sand, and gravel.
5. Concrete Vibrator
A vibrator is a machine that is used on the construction site for removing air voids from the concrete. A vibrator machine is used for compacting concrete. There are various types of concrete vibrators machines are used which are as follows
- Internal or needle vibrator machine
- External vibrator machine
- Surface vibrator machine
- Table vibrator machine
6. Rubber Boot
Rubber Boots are important safety wears that are used on construction sites for the Safety of the labors from harsh substances. Nowadays it is necessary that the labours should wear rubber boots while working on the construction sites.
It provides a barrier between the feet and the dangerous substances which are present on the site while working. During the construction, it is not possible to work on the muddy surface, whereas the rubber boots allow the labours to work effectively.
Uses of Rubber Boots: Rubber Boots provide safety from harsh substances like acid, chemicals while working on the construction site.
Gloves are also safety wears that are used on the construction site. It provides safety from dangerous substances such as acid, fire or iron pins, etc. Gloves help to protect the hands from the cold or heat.
Uses of Gloves: Gloves provide safety to the hands while working on the construction site.
8. Tape Measure
A tape measure is a flexible ruler which is used for measuring the distance between two points. It is an important tool used on the construction site.
This is a tool that consists of a tough blade and wire with a hard edge. There are different types of saws such as the hand saw which has relatively a thick blade.
Uses of Saws: A saw is used to cut different materials on the construction site. It is generally used for cutting metals and wood.
10. Kneeling Board
The concrete kneeling board is a finishing tool that is used on the construction site for concrete Finishing.
Use of Kneeling Boards:- The kneeling board is used to finish the surface of the concrete. It helps to provide a smooth surface.
Construction Tools Used for Finishing of Concrete
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A trowel is also a finishing tool that is used to smooth the surface of the concrete. There are different types of trowels are available for different types of concrete work.
It is a tool that is used to round exposed edges of the concrete for providing a smooth finish to the concrete.
Broom finish is the traditional type of finish that is used for Finishing of the concrete. Broom is used to give the final rough finish to the concrete.
Groove cutter is known as the concrete cutter. Groove cutter is used to cut grooves in the RCC roads. It is generally used for cutting the wet and dry cutting of concrete floors.
Construction Tools Used for Testing of the Concrete
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Concrete Moisture Metre
This is the instrument which is used to determine the water content in the concrete. It will give the precise result of the moisture present in the concrete.
Relative Humidity Test Kit
The relative humidity test kit is used for an accurate indication of the internal moisture of the slab. It will helps to provide necessary moisture data for concrete and flooring.
Temperature plays a very important role during construction. This instrument is used for monitoring both temperature and relative humidity on the construction site.
Digital CTM Machine
The Compression Testing Machine is a very common testing method that is used to establish the compressive force or crush resistance of a material and the ability of the material to recover after a specified compressive force is applied and even held over a defined period of time by measuring fundamental variables, such as, strain, stress, and deformation.