A concrete finisher, also known as a cement mason, is a tradesman who works with concrete. The job entails placing, finishing, protecting and repairing concrete in engineering and construction projects. Concrete finishers are often responsible for setting the concrete forms, ensuring they have the correct depth and pitch. Concrete finishers place the concrete either directly from the concrete wagon chute, concrete pump, concrete skip or wheelbarrow. They spread the concrete using shovels and rakes, sometimes using a straightedge back and forth across the top of the forms to “screed,” or level, the freshly placed concrete. After levelling the concrete, they smooth the surface using either a hand masonry trowel, a long handed “bull float” or powered floats. After the concrete has been leveled and floated, concrete finishers press an edger between the forms and the concrete to give a chamfered edges that is less likely to chip.  
- Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association
- American Concrete Institute
- ↑ Richard T. Kreh (2003). Masonry Skills. Thomson Delmar Learning. ISBN 0766859363.
- ↑ ACI Committee 302 (2004). Guide for Concrete Floor and Slab Construction. American Concrete Institute. ISBN 0870311514. http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0870311514&id=HdL2h0vBMUkC&pg=RA22-PA1&lpg=RA22-PA1&ots=JGqDq6whwK&dq=%22Concrete+finisher%22&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html&sig=z-tG3f5-P0N5Wneke2TONWf2xmA.
- ↑ Apprenticeships in Trades
- ↑ Concrete Screed Assembly
- ↑ U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Certified Concrete Flatwork Finisher
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