November 2013 Table of Contents

Building Bridges to Better Infrastructure

Aaron's Concrete Pumping used a wide array of pumps and a conveyor during construction of Washington D.C.'s 11th Street Bridge project. Read more

Lifting Slabs with Polyurethane Lifting Slabs with Polyurethane

Concrete repair services specializing in lifting and leveling slabs have been around since the 1930s. The newer method of accomplishing this with polyurethane foam can lead to healthy profits. Read more

Durability-Enhancing Concrete Admixtures Durability-Enhancing Concrete Admixtures

New durability-enhancing chemical admixtures can ensure the durability of concrete in aggressive environments. Read more

One World Trade Center Rises with High-Strength Concrete One World Trade Center Rises with High-Strength Concrete

Eastern Concrete Materials supplied 150,000 cubic yards of ready-mix for One World Trade Center's superstructure. The concrete's strength has never before been used on such a scale in building construction. Read more

Choosing Between EPS and XPS Rigid Insulation Choosing Between EPS and XPS Rigid Insulation

For installation on concrete foundations and under floor slabs, the rigid foam insulation you choose can make a difference of tens of thousands of dollars on a project. A careful evaluation of these materials' performance attributes against the project's needs can dramatically shrink labor and material costs. Read more

Waterproofing Admixture for Concrete Waterproofing Admixture for Concrete

Add Aquafin-IC Admix waterproofing admixture during batching or at the construction site. Read more

Liquid Additive Liquid Additive

Crystal-X AdMix provides protection throughout the entire concrete slab. Read more

Reduce Shrinkage Reduce Shrinkage

Use Mapecure SRA to reduce shrinkage and the formation of micro-cracks. Read more

Liquid Acrylic Adhesive Liquid Acrylic Adhesive

Acrylex aids adhesion and increases the strength of portland cement concrete. Read more

Concrete Fortifier Concrete Fortifier

Concrete Acrylic Fortifier admixture enhances patching material's bonding and water resistance. Read more

Ensures Watertight Structures Ensures Watertight Structures

The manufacturer's full line of admixtures ensures that concrete structures are watertight. Read more

Crystalline Admixture Crystalline Admixture

Krystol Internal Membrane (KIM) turns concrete into a water barrier. Read more

Calcium Chloride Accelerator Calcium Chloride Accelerator

FreezBan admixtures will not promote corrosion when used in concrete. Read more

Fill and Plug Capillary Pores Fill and Plug Capillary Pores

Crystalline waterproofing admix blocks the entrance of water and soluble chemicals. Read more

Ready-to-use Liquid Admixture Ready-to-use Liquid Admixture

HYDRASET-FREE accelerates initial setting time one to three times faster than normal mortar and concrete. Read more

Acrylic Latex-based Additive Acrylic Latex-based Additive

TEC Patch Additive is freeze/thaw-stable and water-resistant. Read more

Potable Water Applications Potable Water Applications

The manufacturer's concrete admixtures have been approved for potable water applications in accordance with NSF/ANSI 61. Read more

Pervious Concrete Contractor Certification Pervious Concrete Contractor Certification

The new ACI 522.1-13, Specification for Pervious Concrete, now requires that pervious concrete must be placed and finished by a National Ready Mixed Concrete Association-certified Pervious Concrete “Installer” or “Craftsman.” Read more

Concrete Contractor to Watch: Carolina Floors Inc. Contractor to Watch Concrete Contractor to Watch: Carolina Floors Inc.

CFI got its start taking on the jobs no one else wanted, and today, it places in excess of 4 million square feet of flatwork each year. Read more

Other Articles
Opinions and Events: Curing Concrete Opinions and Events: Curing Concrete

Editor Bill Palmer comments on the concrete industry and the recent ACI convention. Read more

OSHA Citations

Most common types of construction injuries. Read more

Concrete Parking Structure adds Beauty to the Hills Project of the Month Concrete Parking Structure adds Beauty to the Hills

A concrete parking garage was built to stand as an architectural piece within nature. Read more

Need to Know Overcoming Nervousness

Tips for realxing when speaking before an audience. Read more

Leadership Development

Investing time in others is the biggest factor for consistently developing quality leaders. Here is how to spend time creating seasoned leaders. Read more

Public Speaking 101

Helpful tips on how to give a well-prepared and practiced public presentation. Read more

Measuring Durability Measuring Durability

A new testing device from Giatec, called the Surf, can determine concrete permeability quickly and accurately in the lab and soon even in the field. Read more

Curing Concrete Curing Concrete

FiberCure is a mulch of recycled newspaper that will keep the concrete surface moist for several days or, if covered with plastic sheeting, indefinitely. Read more

Self-Healing Concrete Self-Healing Concrete

Welsh researchers have developed a system using microbes embedded in concrete that produce limestone to plug any cracks. Read more

Tornado-Proof Home Tornado-Proof Home

Q4 Architects has designed a new home (the CORE House) that has a 600-square-foot concrete center section that would be able to withstand the high winds and flying debris generated by a tornado. Read more

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