Benefits of using plastic formworks in concrete construction
Plastic formworks in concrete construction are used to retain newly arranged concrete in place to provide adequate strength. Formworks facilitate to manage concrete efficiently and produce different types of shapes and forms.
Various types of materials like timber, steel, and aluminum are applied to develop formworks. Plastic is considered as best for formworks in relation to other materials in terms of strength, cost-effectiveness, and adaptability.
Sufficient time is required to develop the formworks. Formworks comprise 20 to 25% of the total cost of the structure. The security, cost, quality, and speed of a construction work mainly depend on formworks.
Benefits of Plastic Formworks in Concrete Construction
Plastic formworks provide various benefits like longevity, cost, and flexibility. Formworks consume huge labor force and total cost of the project. It is recommended that a formwork system should be cost-effective and assembled, disintegrated and managed smoothly by labor.
The plastic formworks provide the following benefits to the concrete construction:
- Grading of Aggregates
- Eco friendly
- Low maintenance
Certain grade plastics are used to build up formworks. There are not any chemical reactions among poured material and the plastic form. No patch on the surface of the reinforce concrete element exists.
Resist leakages with water or newly arranged concrete from various parts of the form by fitting different parts of the system accurately.
Plastic formworks are considered very labor-friendly system. It accommodates and plugs smoothly and significantly lightweight with regards to other types of formwork systems.
Nailing and oiling plates are not necessary. Auto-leveling of plugging system can retain plates level automatically. It takes fewer time to install and disassemble.
Plastic forms can be cleansed with water without difficulty. Plastic forms can be broken due to handling in an inefficient manner as well as use of low voltage hot air gun for sealing.
Plastic forms can be easily reprocessed and they are eco-friendly to minimize handling time and great re-usability index.