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1. Things to Know About Alkali-Silica Reaction

Under certain conditions the silica in glass and other reactive aggregates such as silica sand, granite and olivine react with the calcium hydroxide in portland cement and form a siliceous gel.One of the glitches of combining glass aggregate with portland cement is that the combination may trigger alkali-silica reaction (ASR).

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
2. How Admixtures Affect Integrally Colored Concrete

This walkway in Florida was created with integral color. The integral colors used are Cranberry, Marina Green and Powder Blue, which were originally produced by QC Construction Products.Something has to give when pigments interact with pozzolans, plasticizers and other additives in your mix.

By Chris Mayo
3. Get the Best Results with Concrete Admixtures

The culprit in each of these nightmare scenarios is an admixture improperly used. Of course, admixtures are intended to enhance the installation and/or performance of a finished project and in the vast majority of cases they do.Have you had this happen to your concrete stamping job?

By Amy Johnson
4. An Indepth Look at the Use of Air Entrainers in Decorative Concrete

Air contained in concrete benefits the end result the pressure off with air-entraining agents with a pressure release.

By Mike Dawson
5. Why Add Accelerating Admixtures to Concrete

Concrete contractor on top of a concrete truck adding accelerator admixture to concrete batch.A primer on accelerators and their use in decorative concrete. Accelerators are one of the most popular kinds of chemical admixtures. Like water reducers, retarders and plasticizers, when added to a concrete batch either immediately before or during mixing.

By John Strieder
6. Counter-Flo Concrete Countertop Admixture: a water reducer

Fritz Pak Concrete Countertop admixture water reducerCounter-Flo Concrete Countertop Admixture, an admixture from Fritz-Pak Corp., is intended to solve that problem. It’s a water reducer designed for use when creating concrete countertops and statuary. It helps concrete maintain an adequate flow rate with less water, allowing a contractor to lower the amount added to a mix.

7. Metakaolin: The Pozzolan for Decorative Concrete

Pozzolans are supplementary cementitious admixtures that react with lime to form more CSH. The additional CSH increases the cementitious bonds in the concrete to make it stronger.Decorative concrete contractors are discovering the many benefits of metakaolin, an admixture that makes concrete brighter, denser and more workable.

By Michael Chusid
8. How Using Admixtures in Concrete Work Saves Time and Money

Admixtures are an important part of a concrete mix design here a ready mix truck driver is adding an admixture to his load.Discover ways admixtures can improve concrete's ultimate durability and strength and make it easier to work with.

By Cindy Grawl

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