Ralph G. Oesterle

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Are They Pour Lines or Cold Joints?

Both pour lines and cold joints are common in concrete construction, but cold joints have more serious consequences. Using case histories, the authors discuss several testing methods that can be used to evaluate whether a visible pour line found on an exposed concrete surface is just a noncritical surface imperfection or a sign of a significant structural defect. Read more

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