Cold Weather Concreting

Cold Weather Concreting Basics BY DANIEL GREEN Cold weather slows the cement/water reaction (cement hydration process) which in turn increases the set time of freshly placed concrete. The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) discusses...

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Concrete Curling

Concrete Curling BY DANIEL GREEN Curling or warping of a concrete slab is caused by differences in moisture and temperature conditions between the top and bottom of the slab. Actually, the first time I noticed this condition wasn’t in a concrete...

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Concrete Blow-Up

Concrete Blow-Up BY DANIEL GREEN Other terms for concrete blow-up include: buckling and tenting. Although the concrete doesn’t actually explode and blow-up, the pavement does lift (buckles or tents) up off of the subgrade. The cause is due...

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Crack-free Garage Slabs

Crack-Free Garage Slabs BY DANIEL GREEN In 1995, many years ago, my favorite article, mainly because of the quote below, appeared in Builder Magazine. The question was asked, “…what’s the best way to prevent cracks in garage slabs?” The answer…...

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