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Cold Weather Concrete

Does Salt Hurt My Concrete Driveway And Sidewalks?

Does Salt Hurt My Concrete Driveway And Sidewalks?

Someone sent in a question and asked if spreading salt on their driveway and sidewalk would damage it. Thank you for the question. Here is your answer. While concrete appears to be a very dense material, it is in fact quite like a blotter. It can and does absorb water. If you pour some water

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Concrete in Freezing Temperatures

Concrete in Freezing Temperatures

Cold Weather Concreting At low temperatures, concrete sets slowly and strength gain is delayed. Not only may this result in the contractor being on the job longer than he had planned, but freezing damage to the concrete is possible both before and after stiffening takes place. Recognize Possible Problems When the air temperature is 40?

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Can it be too hot or too cold to place new concrete?

Temperature extremes make it difficult to properly cure concrete. On hot days, too much water is lost by evaporation from newly placed concrete. If the temperature drops too close to freezing, hydration slows to nearly a standstill. Under these conditions, concrete ceases to gain strength and other desirable properties. In general, the temperature of new

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What are recommended mix proportions for good concrete?

Good concrete can be obtained by using a wide variety of mix proportions if proper mix design procedures are used. A good general rule to use is the rule of 6’s: [list style=”arrow” color=”blue”] A minimum cement content of 6 bags per cubic yard of concrete (3,000 PSI), A maximum water content of 6 gallons

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Why Does Concrete Crack?

Why Does Concrete Crack?

One of the most common questions we get about concrete, is “Why does concrete crack?” This is by far the most popular question in the history of concrete! Concrete, like all other materials, will slightly change in volume when it dries out. In typical concrete, this change amounts to about 500 millionths. Translated into dimensions-this

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