Remove any nails or screws that fasten the boards. Gently tap along the top and side of the board with a hammer to loosen the form. Pull the boards away from the slab, taking care not to chip or scar the concrete surface. If needed, use a wooden wedge or pry bar to separate the formwork from the slab.
How to Remove Concrete Forms?
Removing concrete forms is a necessary step in the process of concrete construction. The formwork is necessary to shape and hold the concrete in place until it sets and cures, but once the concrete has hardened, it is important to remove the formwork in order for the project to be completed.
Before you begin the process of removing concrete forms, you should make sure that the concrete has had plenty of time to cure and is completely dry.
If the concrete is too wet, it will be difficult to remove the formwork without damaging the concrete. The first step in removing concrete forms is to loosen the wooden forms, which can be done with a hammer and chisel.
If the forms are particularly tight, you may need to use a crowbar to help pry them apart. Once the forms are loose, you can use a sledgehammer to separate them from the concrete.
As you do this, be sure to use a wood block between the sledgehammer and the concrete to protect it from damage. Once the forms are detached, you should inspect them for any signs of damage and repair it before reusing them.
Be sure to check for any cracks, chips or other defects that could cause the forms to fail when reused. If the forms are still in