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A grocery store with polished concrete that has been densified.

Was enough densifier/hardener applied to the polished concrete slab?

Densifiers/hardeners are either alkali metal silicates or colloidal silica. When your densifier of choice is applied to concrete and absorbed into the polished concrete slab, the silicate reacts with the free lime (excess calcium hydroxide) and forms calcium silicate hydrate (CSH gel). This reaction mimics the hydration of portland cement, […]

ACI Certifcation for non destruction

ACI Offers New Nondestructive Testing Certification Program

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces the launch of its Nondestructive Testing Specialist – Concrete Strength certification program.  The program will certify individuals who successfully pass the ACI examinations by demonstrating the knowledge and ability to properly perform specified nondestructive tests on hardened concrete. The nondestructive testing program is the […]

A large skatepark made with Type K cement

Shrinkage-compensating Cement Concrete Can Optimize Performance
and Sustainability

Sustainability is a driving force in today’s built environment. To guide and organize the efforts, there’s a robust collection of initiatives that include the LEED program, the International Green Code Council and the Cement Sustainability Initiative, to name a few. Their goal is to improve ecological stewardship practices, minimize climate […]

A new waterproofing system by W.R. Meadows called Hydralastic 836 SL

W.R. Meadows Introduces New Waterproofing System
Hydralastic 836 SL

New from W. R. Meadows comes Hydralastic 836 SL, our newest single-component, cold-applied, solvent-free, water-activated, waterproofing system. Hydralastic 836 SL cures to form a tough, flexible waterproofing membrane for both above-grade and below-grade applications. It will not crack in extreme cold or flow due to softening at high temperatures. Hydralastic […]

Giatec 360 Dashboard

Giatec Advances SmartRock Cloud-Based Dashboard Empowered by Customer Feedback

Giatec, world leader in concrete testing technologies, has announced that their web-based dashboard, Giatec 360, has recently undergone extensive upgrades after months of research including customer feedback. The latest Giatec 360 dashboard release is the next level in data analytics, reporting, and user management capabilities for Giatec’s SmartRock sensors. Based on customer […]

A final look of a concrete home that was printed using a 3-D printer

World First: Kamp C is the First to Print a Complete House in One Piece

Kamp C, the Westerlo-based provincial Centre for Sustainability and Innovation in construction, printed a house using the largest 3D concrete printer in Europe. The 90-square metre dwelling was printed in one piece with a fixed printer. This is a world first. You can find Flanders’ first 3D-printed model home on […]

Holcombe Mixer used at the border wall in Arizona

Holcombe Mixers Joins $1.3 Billion Border Wall Project In Yuma, Arizona

Holcombe Mixers, a worldwide provider of volumetric concrete mixers and strategic solutions for the concrete industry, teamed up with Fisher Sand and Gravel and Cat® Construction to fast-track the major border wall construction project along Arizona’s southern border. Holcombe Mixers was chosen as a partner by Fisher due to its […]

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