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    The proper solution to this issue is to use a concrete vibrator. Without adding an excess of water, it will cause liquefaction and allow the concrete to flow into the crevices and better coat the steel.
     
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    To repair cracks and spalls in concrete the best I have used is Quikrete quick setting cement mixed with their concrete bonding agent...no water. I've used it on many projects (outside of the PI) and by far the best in my experience. They claim to be 3000 psi in 24 hrs and 8000 PSI at 28 days. I haven't seen it around Dumaguete, but it has been awhile and a quick Google search lists products available in the PI.

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    Great on a floor but what about using a vibrator on the pillars 10ft high?
     
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    Use a rebar shaker
     
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    I used a vibrator at 30,000 feet and it was fine.
     
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    Does the outcome satisfy the rebar?
     
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    You vibrate from the outside on the forms, I use a small electric jack hammer for this, with the chisel dug into a piece of coco lumber very effective I have tried and tested on a quite dry mix with low water content, this does work, you can also buy form vibrators that work in a similar way.
     
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    I'll ask her - I mean it.
     
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    Just a short time ago, I asked a friend of mine about his recent newly built house, (this man for the most part is quite sensible) he said he is very happy with his house even though it was built in his absence, when asked he said he would recommend the builder, there was only some problems with the tiling and the kitchen, I never did burst his bubble and suggest to him, if a builder leaves obvious problems that can be observed; what about all the work that cannot be seen under the render?
    So it has been suggested to use a recommended Builder, but I guess from what I said before you must be careful of whom you take that recommendation from? is there another approach to this? Yes I believe there is? this is quite simple, give a Job interview and ask questions to which he should know the answer to, all relevant to house building here in the Philippines, now this could be another problem, what are the questions that should be asked? for this you must do your own research the information to this is all out there. there can be another option: find a Scotsman that has that has done much research on this subject, buy him a bottle of good Malt Whiskey and his Lips may be parted.
     
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    In addition to asking questions I would rather go out and look at some places he has under construction. All at different stages. Also try look at something that was built awhile back to see how its holding up.

    The only time you should go on someone's recommendation is if that person recommending actually knows what they are talking about.
     
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