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Control of Shrinkage and Curling in Slabs on Grade

Designers of slabs on grade have an obligation to their clients to ensure that the concrete mix with the lowest practical shrinkage is used and that shrinkage testing is specified to be done before and on a regular basis during installation. Instead of expecting slump to control shrinkage, designers should bring about real shrinkage reduction by specifying low-shrinkage, stony concrete mixes with large maximum-size coarse aggregate. Read more

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