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What is Reinforced Concrete? Uses, Benefits, and advantages

What is Reinforced Concrete? Uses, Benefits, and advantages

Reinforced concrete is a combination of traditional cement concrete with reinforcements (steel bar). This combination is made to use the compressive strength of concrete and tensile strength of steel at the same time, hence, work together to resist many types ...

Concrete Sweating – Phenomenon, Causes and Prevention

Concrete Sweating – Phenomenon, Causes and Prevention

Concrete sweating is the phenomena of accumulation of water droplets on the surface of concrete due to the difference in temperature of the outer environment and concrete. A sweating concrete floor can be a real nuisance that can create ...

Role of Calcium Chloride in Concrete

Role of Calcium Chloride in Concrete

Calcium chlorides is used as accelerator in hydration process of cement, leading to quick set of concrete and to get high initial strength concrete. Maximum permissible limit of addition of calcium chloride is 2% in flake form. Methods of ...

Control Joint vs. Expansion Joint Difference

Control Joint vs. Expansion Joint Difference

Control Joint in Concrete Control joints in concrete are provided at regular interval to from a weak plane, so that cracks are formed at the joints but not in undesired places. Control joints are provided in concrete pavements, slabs, walls, ...