Monthly Archives: July 2016

Five Distinct Classes of Chemical Admixtures

The purpose of chemical admixtures is to give concrete additional properties in order to better handle a range of variables such as pumping requirements or placing concrete in extreme weather conditions. According to the National Ready Mix Concrete Association (NRMCA), … Continue reading

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Properly Cured Concrete Offers an Optimal Outcome

Curing concrete is the process that controls the rate and amount of moisture concrete loses during cement hydration. When concrete is properly cured, it can attain its optimal strength and durability. Curing can be done at the jobsite once the … Continue reading

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Is Shotcrete Right for My Project?

As shotcrete is less expensive than traditional cast-in-place concrete walls, you may be wondering if it is right for your project and want to know when and where is it the most appropriate application. The simple answer is that because … Continue reading

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New Techniques for Dealing with Concrete Cancer

Concrete cancer is a term used to describe the problem of concrete spalling and cracking caused by rebar corrosion in buildings and concrete structures. When the steel reinforcing within a concrete slab starts to rust, the steel rust can expand … Continue reading

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Examples of Early Projects Using UHPC

  The Portland Cement Association defines Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) as “high-strength, ductile material formulated by combining portland cement, silica fume, quartz flour, fine silica sand, high-range water reducer, water, and steel or organic fibers. The material provides compressive strengths … Continue reading

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Improvements in Concrete’s Strength and Longevity

Technological advancements in the last several decades have led to improvements in the quality of concrete being produced, including longevity. Experts in the field suggest that today’s concrete is designed to last for hundreds of years, not just decades. The … Continue reading

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Concrete Pumps Offer Accurate, Precise Placement

There is such a wide variety of concrete pumps on the market today that there is one designed to handle almost any job specifications. By having the advantage of the long reach of a boom pump on hand, it allows … Continue reading

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