Theodore P. Paster

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Rain Damage of Freshly Finished Concrete Rain Damage of Freshly Finished Concrete

The summer of 2004 saw what seemed like an abnormal number of sudden hailstorms and downpours in the Denver area while concrete was being placed. We investigated concrete from two different projects that were halted shortly before a rainstorm. The cores were sent to a lab by concerned contractors who wanted to know what performance to expect from the concrete. Read more

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Petrography for Contractors

A branch of geology that uses microscopic examination of thin sections to describe and systematically classify rocks, petrography is used throughout construction projects from defining the quality of materials before construction to revealing the causes of concrete deterioration long after construction is complete. Read more

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