A Primer on the Different Concrete Forming Systems for Construction

Concrete has long been the material of choice for many construction projects, more particularly for building homes. Concrete, however, can be difficult to move around and placed on a particular part of the house, for a square foot of conventional concrete typically weighs around 150 pounds. Imagine how difficult it will be to place hundreds to thousands of square feet of concrete at the same time.

This is where concrete forming systems or concrete forms─ contraptions that hold back the weight of concrete during construction─ come in handy. Concrete forms are made of different materials, from wood and metal to plastic and fiber glass, and are often categorized by where and how these are used.


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