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Lightweight Concrete Floor Systems – Thickness, Uses

Lightweight Concrete Floor Systems – Thickness, Uses

Lightweight concrete floor provides more efficient strength-to-weight ratio in concrete floor systems when compared to other conventional concrete floor systems. The reduced quantity of concrete and steel reinforcement offsets the marginally higher cost of lightweight concrete floor systems.These floors are ...

10 Largest Concrete Production Companies in USA

10 Largest Concrete Production Companies in USA

Concrete production companies produce a substantial amount of concrete in the United States which is over 500 million tons per year. Concrete is an affordable and reliable material that is applied throughout the infrastructure of the country construction, industrial, transportation, ...

What is R-value and U-value of Concrete Slab per inch, Calculation

What is R-value and U-value of Concrete Slab per inch, Calculation

What is R-value and U-value of Concrete SlabR-value is the measurement of concrete slab (or other material) capacity to resist heat flow i.e. it measures the effectiveness of insulation or thermal resistance. However, U-value is the measurement of heat transmission ...

How to Make Chamfered Edge in Concrete

How to Make Chamfered Edge in Concrete

A chamfer edge on a concrete is a sloped or angled corner made for improving the aesthetical appearance, safety and easy removal of formwork of concrete. The formation of a ...

23 Different Green Building Materials

23 Different Green Building Materials

The aim of using green building materials is to construct energy-efficient structures and to build those structures one should be aware of different green building materials, their properties and how they contribute into saving energy.Green Building Materials used in ConstructionFollowing ...

Concrete Laitance- Causes, Removal, vs Efflorescence

Concrete Laitance- Causes, Removal, vs Efflorescence

Concrete laitance is a layer of weak and nondurable cement and fine particles originated from aggregate. These materials are moved upward due to movement of moisture (bleeding) through concrete because of the presence of too much mixing water. The quantity of ...