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7 Cracking Control Methods in Concrete Dams

In concrete dams, cracks are formed mainly due to shrinkage of concrete due to temperature variations. These cracks may develop internally in the body of the dam or externally on the surface of the dam. Surface cracks are more dangerous than ...

Welded Wire Fabric Concrete

Welded wire fabric is a series of parallel longitudinal wires welded to cross wires by electric fusion method with accurate spacing. The welding work is done by machinery which ensures the precise dimensions and results in considerable savings ...

How to Repair Active Cracks in Concrete?

Active cracks in concrete are live cracks which expand in length, width, and depth over time. These cracks are formed due to overloading and thermal expansion e.g. cracks due to freeze-thaw. Common methods to repair active cracks are drilling and ...

Polymer Modified Mortar – Types, Properties, and Applications

Polymer modified mortar is produced by mixing water with polymeric admixtures, Portland cement, and sand. The addition of polymer improves mortar's performance and consequently can be utilized advantageously and economically in several applications.Latex polymers, ...

How to Cut Control Joints in Concrete Slab?

Control joints are provided in a concrete slab to reduce cracks formed due to shrinkage. The specifications of the control joints such as the depth, timing and place of the cut play an important role in the efficiency ...

How to Repair Stamped Concrete?

Stamped concrete is an innovative concrete widely applied for the floor in patios, car porch, driveways and sidewalks. It is extremely docile in nature and can be finished to resemble brick, slate, flagstone, tile, stone, wood and various ...