When self-consolidating concrete (SCC), first billed as self-compacting concrete,...
Polycarboxylate Ether and Slabs
Modern concrete technology has uncoupled workability with water content through...
SCC Proves Successful in Repair and Strengthening Projects
One business that is certainly season-driven is skiing. When the owner of an East Coast ski resort realized that a fairly new condominium/hotel facility had construction deficiencies and was in need of repair, finding a quick solution became imperative.
Chances are that when a load of concrete shows up at the jobsite, somebody's going...
Admixtures and SCC
It's always interesting to know what the changes are in the admixture industry...
The New Variety of Polycarboxylate Dispersants
Significant advances in dispersant chemistry have been made in the last decade....
Are Polycarboxylates Worth It?
Is it worth the performance enhancement and peace of mind to go with the more expensive polycarboxylate admixture as opposed to using a naphthalene-, lignin-, or melamine-based admixture?
Questions about the effects on curing of temperature and superplasticizers.
Testing Curing Effectiveness
What tests can I use to determine if the curing has been effective?
Does Superplasticizer Reduce Need for Curing Water?
I am using a superplasticizer in my concrete. I have heard that since this is a water-reducer, the need for curing water is reduced. Is this correct?