A Broom finish provides a slip free and aesthetically pleasing finish to exterior concrete and is typically performed with several different types of concrete broom finish tools. The broom pass is made after the float pass and after the surface hardens enough to not be marred by the weight of the broom. Brooms may be attached to extension poles or handheld. Pole mounted units are most commonly available in 2′, 3′, 4′, 6′, and 8′ widths. Also new handless rope driven brooms have become popular and can increase efficiency and productivity.
If there is a slope to the concrete, the brooming direction is typically done perpendicular to this slope. Broom finishing is typically done by pulling the broom towards oneself from edge to edge and repeating each pass with a slight overlap. Broom finishing is the final stage of concrete finishing.