Are Electronic Delivery Tickets Right For You?
They’re the wave of the future, but you don’t have to catch that wave today.
Hot Weather Concreting in Cold Weather
What to tell your contractor customers about plastic shrinkage cracks.
Coping With Ready-Mix Test Anxiety
Even small producers can benefit from performing basic concrete testing in-house.
How NOT to Create a Water/Cement Mix Design
To reduce the amount of cement, you must first reduce the amount of water. Here’s...
Why a Maximum Water/Cement Ratio Spec?
Here’s what’s probably going on when there seems to be a conflict in the...
What Exactly is Green Concrete
It shouldn’t cost significantly more to develop products that use less material or...
Preventing Dust on Concrete
Dusting of slabs has several causes but always results when a layer of weak paste sits at concrete’s surface.
Why are ASTM standards important and why should concrete producers pay attention...
Aggregate Gradation Matters
How we buy and sell aggregate is quite different, and it can lead to trouble. Most specifications require coarse and fine aggregate to conform to the requirements, including the gradation, of ASTM C33.
Low Concrete Compressive Strength and Cores
ACI 301 gives direction to what is to be done in the event compressive strength results have fallen below the specified strength.