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Published on 9/2/2021

Published by marketing@concretebroker.com.au

How can I succeed as a concreter?

Here’s Concrete Brokers 8 tips to concreting success


 

 

1. Learn how to read plans

Structural engineering and architectural plans are crucial to any building site as they map out what needs to be done. Calculating quantities of materials required for the job, ensuring your levels are correct and the reo, concrete and materials used are “fit for purpose” is essential.

 

 

2. Communicate effectively with the builder, customer and project manager

Being a good listener is the next step to concreting success. Understanding exactly what it is your customer wants from their concreting project is necessary to ensure their expectations are met at all times. The ability to communicate effectively with them at all times is therefore important

 

3. Quote your jobs with a margin to cover for any variables or unfreseen circumstances

Concreting projects rarely run smoothly and to plan. Therefore its important when running a concreting project not to leave yourself short. If the margin is just too tight on a job, it’s probably best not to proceed. If the customer is not prepared to pay you for what you believe the job is worth, chances are they are going to attempt to skim your margin from start to finish. 

 

4. Plan ahead

Don’t do your concreting projects on the run. Plan you work ahead of time to meet deadlines and project time frames without unnecessary delays and hold ups. Book in your excavation works, steel, accessories, concrete and pump ahead of time, rather at the last minute to avoid disappointment.

 

 

5. Don’t waste time booking in concrete yourself

Wasting time phoning multiple suppliers for suitable concrete pour dates and times is a waste of your valuable time. Use a concrete broker to do all the running around for you and focus on what it is you do best, concreting. Call us on 0421990251 to find a broker near you.

 

6.  Measure up on the day and don’t make any mistakes

Be on your game on pour day. Don’t under order concrete to avoid small load fees, or alternatively over order to avoid return concrete fees. These additional costs can cut your profit margin to shreds on pour day.

 

7. Don’t get on your concrete too early and keep the slab surface protected 

Vibrate your concrete and allow time to bleed and cure before you start finishing it, to avoid surface imperfections upon completion. And keep the surface protected from sun, wind, humidity and rain when required using aliphatic alcohol and/or curing compounds 

 

 

8. Control and cut your concrete

Insert control joints at regular intervals and remember to saw cut your concrete within 24-48 hours of placement to avoid unnecessary seperation and surface cracking 

 

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