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Freeze Thaw Damage of Concrete – Effects & Preventive Measures

Freeze Thaw Damage of Concrete – Effects & Preventive Measures “damage to concrete caused by extreme temperature variations as noted by random pattern cracking.” A severe exposure condition on portland cement concrete structures is exposure to cycles of freezing and thawing. Air entrainment is used to enhance the freeze-thaw resistance of portland cement concrete exposed… Read More »

Minimizing water and cement requirements in Concrete

Minimizing water and cement requirements in Concrete Goals of Determining the proper mix To determine the most economical and practical combination of readily available materials. To produce a concrete that will meet requirements under specific conditions of use. The majority of concrete used for agricultural applications is supplied by ready-mix producers. With an understanding of… Read More »