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Category : Tests on Concrete

Articles on Tests on concrete as a construction material for suitability to various civil engineering works for strength and durability.

Test for Bleeding of Concrete

The relative quantity of mixing water, which will bleed from fresh concrete mix can be determined by the test for bleeding of concrete.Test for Bleeding of ConcreteApparatus

Concrete Moisture and Vapor Test on Floors and Slabs

Concrete moisture and vapor tests are conducted to examine the presence and quantity of moisture in concrete floors and slabs. This is because moisture in concrete cause several problems for instance, discoloration, interrupt polymerization of products, and lead to delamination ...

Inspection and Testing of Ready Mix Concrete

Inspection and testing of ready mix concrete is crucial to ensure that all specified conditions meet the acceptable criteria. Ready mix concrete, which produced in batching plant and transported to construction site by truck mounted mixers, are commonly inspected and ...

Various Codes for Construction Material Testing

Various standard codes for testing of construction materials are specified by ASTM international, Eurocodes, IS Codes, BS Codes, etc. These codes specifies testing procedure and methods for concrete, masonry, aggregates, steel, soil and other building materials.Codes and standards are living ...

Control Joint vs. Expansion Joint Difference

Control Joint in ConcreteControl 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 ...

How to Check Quality in Concrete Construction

Quality of the concrete plays an important role in the construction field as the concrete is the excessive element in any construction. The strength parameters such as durability, load bearing strength and resistance to environmental factors such as wind, snow ...