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The Contractor Needs More Than Slump Control

The slump test is a commonly used tool for quality control of fresh concrete at the jobsite and for enforcement of specifications. It has limitations however, that should be recognized. Unfortunately, slump does not describe the properties of workability, pumpability, and finishability that are so important to the contractor. Read more

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