Posts Tagged ‘Concrete Slab’

“Step by Step: How to Get a Concrete Slab Ready for Wood Floors”

” Not doing the right prep on a slab can result in embarrassing problems, such as floating floors with so much deflection that the lamp on the end table shakes back and forth when someone walks by. To avoid that and other problems, there are steps we follow to ensure the slab is clean, flat…

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“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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“Acceptable Concrete Moisture”

“In April, Concrete Construction magazine published the article “Why Three Pounds?” that questions why the flooring industry ever abided by what it calls a “one size fits all” standard for evaluating concrete slab moisture. According to the article, “The literature from many flooring installers and manufacturers states that installation of glued-on flooring cannot begin, and…

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