Concrete Rubber

Finish surface of concrete products or structural elements.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $63,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Concrete Rubbers do?

Finishes surface of concrete products or structural elements after forms have been removed: Mixes sand, cement, and water in specified proportions to make cement grout or slurry. Wets surface of concrete to bond surface. Fills holes and cracks with grout or slurry and smooths surface, using trowel. Clamps wooden forms to corners and pours grout or slurry into forms to patch broken corners. Chips, scrapes, rubs, and grinds high spots, ridges, and rough projections from surface to remove defective concrete, using pneumatic chisel or handtools. Cleans chipped area, using wire brush. Feels and observes surface to detect irregularities and rough or uneven surfaces. Selects abrasive stone according to finish specified or step in finishing process. Wets concrete surface and rubs surface with stone to obtain specified finish. May apply muriatic acid to concrete to clean surface.


Should I be a Concrete Rubber?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Leader: You're good at taking charge, giving directions, and inspiring other people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Cement Rubber, Concrete Grinder Operator, Concrete Pointer, Concrete Swimming Pool Installer

    How to become a Concrete Rubber

    Most Concrete Rubbers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9jaaaa&chl=no+college+%2887%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,87,87
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