What are the things to look after when Column Shuttering?
A column is a vertical part of the construction family and it transfers the entire load to the base.
It helps the building to withstand the weight of the furniture and the occupant’s weight. Hence,
columns are very important for a building and special precautions must be taken while casting
them. Most buildings collapse due to the failure of the column. Please note it would be almost
impossible to handle the building if the column fails. To prevent this, proper checking should be
carried out while concreting the reinforced concrete column.
When using formworks for the column make sure you don't apply oil or grease in place of
shuttering oil. It will leave a dark mark on the surface of the concrete. It is very difficult to
remove oil or grease from the construction joint and in future, the joint becomes weak which
may result in cracks in the concrete. Apply water-based shuttering oil on the shutter. It helps to
get a perfect finish surface of the concrete. The shuttering oil also helps in the easy removal of
column formwork after the concrete hardens. It also increases the life of the formwork. Nova
Plastic Formworks can be used 100 times and more.
Nova Plastic Shuttering Formworks assures strong enough formwork to take the pressure of
fresh concrete and remain in position during concreting, particularly when vibrator is applied.
Shuttering should be properly aligned vertically and diagonally. It should be checked to ensure
the accuracy of dimensions. The column shuttering should be acceptably accurate in shape and
position with good alignment to other adjacent columns, walls etc.
So let’s create strong columns for your building with Nova Formworks.