A slipformed finish is extruded from the formwork and cannot be considered to be ‘formed’ in the traditional sense. Typically, the extruded finish is hand floated while still ‘soft’ in order to close the surface; it is more akin to a worked surface rather than a formed surface in this respect. Most project specifications for slipformed concrete surfaces are based (erroneously) on existing formed finish specifications.
Published: May 2022
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