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Concrete Facts

How to Fix Cracked Concrete

04 Jan 2022, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

While concrete is known for being strong, that doesn’t make it indestructible. Even concrete laid carefully can be subject to cracks, which are costly and time-consuming to repair. When the need to repair a crack does arise, it must be done with serious and careful…

Concrete Exposure to De-Icing Chemicals

31 Oct 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

If you live in an area with snow, you’re likely familiar with the idea of “salting” the roads, sidewalks, and your driveway throughout the winter. This salt is actually a product specifically crafted to melt ice that can be dangerous when it forms on these…

Dealing with Concrete Moisture

15 Oct 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

When concrete slabs, old and new, have moisture issues, it can be a serious problem in all kinds of construction projects. Bubbling, blistering, and blushing are all possible, especially for concrete that is being set for indoor use. However, just like finding the right concrete…

Cold Weather Concreting

05 Oct 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

While concreting work can be done year-round, there are special considerations to make in extreme temperatures, both hot and cold. Any placement, finishing, curing, and protection of concrete in weather below 40 degrees Fahrenheit for longer than three days is considered cold weather concreting. Generally,…

Top 6 Benefits of Recycled Concrete Aggregates

20 Sep 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

In recent years, recycling concrete has become more popular among builders. When a building is torn down, there is often a large amount of concrete leftover that the industry has begun to tap into. In the past, this waste would have ended up in a…

8 Things You Need to Know About Glass Rebar

14 Sep 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Traditionally, any concrete construction project you could imagine would have involved the use of steel rebar to provide the rigidity and structure necessary. However, the same rigidity that helps concrete forms can also have drawbacks, including the added weight of steel and its vulnerability to…

Fly Ash in Concrete

24 Aug 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Fly ash is a fine powder, a byproduct of burning pulverized coal in electricity-generating power plants, and a pozzolan, or a substance that contains aluminous and siliceous material which forms cement when introduced to water. When mixed properly, fly ash forms a material similar to…

Can You Add Water to Concrete On-Site?

24 Aug 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Because concrete is one of the few building materials that can be impacted after transport, the addition of water to concrete is one of the biggest challenges faced by many construction sites today. Ready-to-mix concrete requires the addition of water, but many people prefer to…

Top 7 Concrete Admixtures

20 Jul 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Whether your current project has you searching for laborers, the best plywood for sale, or high-quality concrete, you want to ensure you are using the best possible products. When it comes to concrete, the addition of admixtures before or during mixing can improve quality, manageability,…

Superplasticizer in Concrete

30 Jun 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Concrete production relies on a reaction that binds water and cement with fine aggregates (primarily sand) and coarse aggregates (like crushed stone or natural gravel). A relatively small amount of water is usually needed to facilitate this chemical reaction, known as hydration, and to transform…