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Steel fibre reinforced concrete is a concrete where the inter-granular mortar (the origin of all cracking) is controlled by steel fibres. For a concrete with a 20mm aggregate the distance between adjacent fibres should be kept to between 18 and 20mm when casting. When the fibre spacing falls below 18mm, the concrete will become difficult to pump requires modification to the mix design. Read More
Concrete continues to be the most widely used construction material in the world because of the ease with which it can be formed into a variety of shapes and sizes, its potential durability and its relatively low cost. Also contributing to the popularity of concrete as a construction material is the ready availability of ts most basic constituents, namely, portland cement, aggregates, water and admixtures. Read More
Joint failure is the most common issue in a concrete floor. As the forklift travels over the joint, the wheels depress the edges of the joint when not properly supported. As little as 10 mm of movement can cause spalling. With joint failure comes downtime, increases in maintenance (equipment and floor),a drop in building valuation, and increased operating cost. A dowel is placed between pours where the construction joints occur to provide positive load transfer. As the concrete cures the dowel allows the joint to move parallel to the dowel and lends strength to withstand some downward pressure across the joint. Read More
Curing is essential for the hydration of cement in concrete making. So, to maintain required moisture content, come precautions are applied. Concrete curing compound is a compound which helps to prevent the loss of moisture content from the concrete. So, concrete is properly cured which results the full development of strength of concrete. Read More