Posts Tagged ‘Concrete Slab’

“Mix Design Fundamentals: Considerations for concrete for slabs-on-ground”

“Concrete cracks and nothing can be done about it” is a common refrain when the material cracks unexpectedly. However, it is too often an excuse when poor design or improper placement has resulted in excessive random cracking. The real problem is too much mix design water, a lack of welded wire reinforcement, insufficient aggregate, or…

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“Reducing the Moisture Content in Poured Concrete Slabs”

“…As environmental and workplace-safety regulations have limited the use of solvents in recent years, adhesives manufacturers have introduced water-based formulas with greatly reduced VOC emissions. For all their upsides, these adhesive formulas are less tolerant of moisture, making excessive moisture in concrete slabs a significant concern with certain types of flooring. When testing reveals that…

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