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Curing From the Inside Out: How much LWA do I need? Curing From the Inside Out: How much LWA do I need?

Saturated lightweight aggregate is typically added as fine aggregate, since that is more dispersed throughout the concrete matrix. But how much is needed? Read more

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Using Lightweight Aggregate for Internal Curing Using Lightweight Aggregate for Internal Curing

Using lightweight aggregate to cure the concrete inside the slab helps resolve some issues for relatively little cost. Read more

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Changing Our Image Changing Our Image

Ideas and opinions from Concrete Construction editor-in-chief Bill Palmer. Read more

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Internal Curing Standard is Improving Concrete Internal Curing Standard is Improving Concrete

ASTM Standard Specification for Lightweight Aggregate for Internal Curing of Concrete is benefiting concrete contractors more than a year after it was written. Read more

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Letters: Response From the Lightweight Concrete Industry

From our perspective, the article as well as the response by Mr. Ahal makes excellent points in addressing the issue of finishing lightweight concrete. However the real issue as we see it is not finishing lightweight concrete but finishing air-entrained concrete. Read more

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