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Concrete Pavement
A horizontal layer of concrete laid on the ground outdoors as a pavement. Ranges from highway construction to footpaths.

a freshly laid concrete pavement.

At the top end of the scale pavements can be enormously complicated and expensive. I had a guy working with me once that served with an aircraft runway squadron that poured huge amounts of concrete a night. They worked at night to minimise the heat build-up in the concrete (in the tropics) and for the same reason the mix water was all chilled.

The photographs on this page are of pavements that are sightly less high-tech. Above is an urban footpath that has just been poured. It has been screeded, edged, bullfoated and the joints have been laid out. Once the shine goes off the surface and the concrete begins to take on it's initial set then the guys will re-work the surface and give it a non-skid broom finish

Below is an earlier stage in the laying of a paving slab for a house driveway. Part of the slab has been screeded level and the concreter is placing a metal control joint into the wet concrete.

Both of the slabs shown are 100 thick (4") and they are reinforced with a central layer of F72 mesh or fabric.

placing a control joint

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