Due to site constrain, we use backhoe bucket instead of timber box which are common practice for the site mix. The backhoe bucket dimensions as shown below. Volume per bucket V=0.08m³.
To maintain homogenous, the aggregate and lime/ quarry dust must be mixed accordingly first before feeding the dry mix aggregate into the concrete mixer. For full capacity of con.mixer need 2 backhoe buckets of mix aggregate V=0.16cum and 1 bag (50kg) OPC. (Earlier proposal 2.5 backhoe buckets of dry mix agg V=0.2cum and 1.5bags OPC).
The W/C approximately 0.50. the aggregates exposed to atmosphere might need extra water to maintain SSD of aggregate. Experience will enable Kerbmaker operators to recognize a suitable mix at sight. Always ensure that concrete has sufficient water. A too dry mix will produce neither good strength nor good product.
The surface of the mould must be clean from dirt, loose concrete, oil etc to ensure optimum output products.
The cement grout will be poured into 2 nd concrete hopper. The thin layer of cement grout will flow at outer surface of roadkerb. The purposed of cement grout to ensure the end product look better finishing and texture.
The kerbmaker will run at recommended speed along the approved set up alignment and finished level.
Due to weather, the road kerb will be exposed to contraction and expansion. The groove 10mm square at 3m c/c will be provided along road kerb.
The wet concrete kerb will not expose directly to the rain. The plastic sheet will be provided to cover road kerb and to ensure the curing time will not disturb app 1 hour.