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Glossary: M

Glossary: M

M Marbleize – To give concrete surfaces the look and gloss of marble, through a combination of color layering and finishing techniques. Margin Trowel (also pointer or pointed masons trowel) – A steel trowel with a small, rectangular flat blade about 5 to 8 inches in length and a short handle. It has multiple uses,

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How can you tell if you’re getting the amount of concrete you’re paying for?

The real indicator is the yield, or the actual volume produced based on the actual batch quantities of cement, water and aggregates. The unit weight test can be used to determine the yield of a sample of the ready mixed concrete as delivered. It’s a simple calculation that requires the unit weight of all materials

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How do you protect a concrete surface from aggressive materials like acids?

Many materials have no effect on concrete. However, there are some aggressive materials, such as most acids, that can have a deteriorating effect on concrete. The first line of defense against chemical attack is to use quality concrete with maximum chemical resistance, followed by the application of protective treatments to keep corrosive substances from contacting

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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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What is the difference between cement and concrete?

What’s the difference between cement and concrete? Aren’t they the same thing? The short answer is no! Although the terms cement and concrete often are used interchangeably, cement is actually an ingredient of concrete. Concrete is basically a mixture of aggregates and paste. The aggregates are sand and gravel or crushed stone; the paste is

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