If you construct residential or commercial pools, you should be familiar with concrete form boards, also known as board-formed concrete. Without a doubt, concrete forming boards are the most efficient way to build a quality swimming pool. Many construction companies try to cut costs by using other materials to set concrete, unaware of how beneficial form boards are.
The Amazing Capabilities of Concrete Form Boards
- Buy concrete form boards that are strong and lightweight with firm construction that retains its shape under stress.
Quality concrete formwork should be strong enough to hold the concrete’s weight without any cracking or bending. Board-formed concrete safeguards the concrete so it properly sets as it should. Depending on the width or depth, concrete can take up to two full days (48 hours) to harden. Most importantly, it is gluey, thick, and difficult to mix. Having a material that supports the weight and fluidity of concrete is vital. Like any liquid, concrete takes the shape of its container.
- Carefully plan, measure, and cut to save money.
If you are looking to save money by reducing how much board form you need, execute the layout of the pool carefully and cut only what you need into smaller pieces. For example, some concrete form boards can be reused for different sections of the pool (or any project). Moreover, limit the number of small sections or cuts to avoid wasting material.
- Aluminum is the highest quality material to use in concrete-formed boards.
One of the benefits of using metal is its long-lasting durability. AquaForms aluminum concrete board forms can be reused again and again. While pricier than timber or plywood, aluminum carries impressive strength, durability, and resilience. Whether you are a company, an independent contractor, or a do-it-yourselfer that regularly works with concrete for swimming pools, aluminum board-formed concrete is the way to go.
Plastic is also commonly used for concrete form boards. Flexiform boards are made from 100% recycled HDPE plastic. Feel good about saving money while doing something good for the planet. Many people looking to build a swimming pool or other things in and around their home are very passionate about using “green” materials.
Quality Concrete Form Boards at Frank Wall
There are many materials that concrete form boards can be made out of: timber, plywood, steel, and fiberglass, for instance. Although, thinking about quality over cost will save you money in the long run. Why let your hard work crumble when it is so easy to stabilize/support concrete as it sets through the use of concrete form boards?
Frank Wall Enterprises has quality brands such as AquaForms and Flexiform concrete forming boards that can be used for sidewalks, driveways, pools, patios, and more. You can also take a look at the wide range of concrete construction products. Anything else related to building a pool, we have it, or will steer you in the right direction!
Contact the team at Frank Wall to get started today on your next pool construction project(s) or to get questions you have answered about products.