July 1999 Table of Contents

Features A Concrete 'Dream-Work' Comes to Life

In building the underground garage for the new expansion to Milwaukee's art museum, contractor C.G. Schmidt is using some sophisticated forming techniques. Read more

Features Getting Started with ICFs

With the increasing demand for concrete homes, more builders are opting to use insulating concrete forms (ICFs) rather than traditional wood-frame construction. Read more

Features Edison's Concrete Dream

At the turn of the century, inventor Thomas Alva Edison developed a clever system of cast-iron molds that would allow a contractor to pour a concrete house in a day. Read more

Features Uplifting Solutions for Settled Foundations

Foundations settle for many reasons, including poorly compacted fill, poor drainage, or soil dessication. For residential and light commercial applications, steel underpinning systems are viable solutions for stabilizing and raising sunken foundations. Read more

Features Repairing Historic Concrete

There are many challenges unique to repairing historic concrete, not the least of which is matching the color, finish, and texture of the existing concrete as closely as possible. Repair of historic concrete should begin with an investigation of the concrete to evaluate the existing condition and determine the causes of distress and deterioration. Read more

Features Why Won't the Concrete Dry?

The benefits of well-cured concrete don't apply to floors that must reach a low moisture-vapor emission rate before floor coverings are installed. Read more

Features Building Better Post-Tensioned Slabs

How to build and maintain light commercial and residential slabs using single-strand unbonded post-tensioning systems--this is the essential message of Construction and Maintenance Procedures Manual for Post-Tensioned Slabs-on-Ground. Read more

Products Solving Problems A New Way to Insulate

Unlike most insulating concrete forming systems, which sandwich cast-in-place concrete between interior and exterior layers of insulation, the Thermalwall building system uses 4-inch-thick extruded expanded polystyrene panels to form only the exterior of Read more

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