Concrete technology

Concrete mix ratio - Exploring its types, grades along with their strengths

Concrete Mix Ratio: Exploring Types, Grades, and Strengths

Concrete is the second most consumed material in the world, after water.  It is fundamentally playing a huge part in shaping our world. With its extensive use, there is a growing need to prioritize and ensure the quality of concrete. The quality of concrete depends upon various factors such as the quality and quantity of …

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Slump cone test of concrete - Step by step procedure

Slump Cone Test Of Concrete: A Detailed Step-by-Step Procedure

The slump cone test is the most commonly used method to determine the workability of the fresh concrete mix. Before we get further into the test procedure, one should have sufficient knowledge about the term workability, so let’s take a short look at the term workability. What is the workability of concrete? In layman’s terms, …

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Spalling of concrete - Causes, Effects and Prevention

Spalling Of Concrete: Causes, Effects, and Prevention

What is spalling of concrete? Spalling of concrete refers to the deterioration of the surface of concrete, resulting in flaking and peeling off the surface layer of concrete. It occurs in various structures such as buildings, bridge decks, multistorey frames, water tanks, etc. Various factors such as environmental conditions, depth of concrete cover, and reinforcement …

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Curing compounds for concrete

Curing Compounds For Concrete – Everything You Need To Know

What is a concrete curing compound? Concrete curing compounds are nothing but chemical mixtures that are used to reduce the loss of moisture content from the concrete during the early stages of setting and hardening. They are not only used for curing fresh concrete but also used for curing concrete after the removal of formwork. …

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Compressive strength test of concrete | Cube test

Step-by-Step Guide: Compressive Strength Test Of Concrete Cube

The compressive strength test is the most common destructive test conducted on hardened concrete because it is easy to perform and most of the properties of the concrete are related to its compressive strength. What is the compressive strength of concrete? The compressive strength of concrete is defined as the maximum crushing stress that the …

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Learn about the making process and Patterns for stamped concrete

Stamped Concrete Patterns: Everything You Need to Know

Are you tired & bored of plain concrete surfaces in your outdoor spaces? If so, Let’s discover the beauty and versatility of stamped concrete! What is stamped concrete? Stamped concrete is nothing but conventional concrete that is designed or imprinted to resemble the look of other materials such as brick, flagstone, slate, wood, etc. It …

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Curing of concrete | Methods of curing concrete | Minimum curing time of concrete

Curing of concrete – Everything you need to know

What is the curing of concrete? Curing of concrete can be defined as the process of maintaining an optimum moisture content and desirable temperature for a certain period of time after concrete placement, so that the hydration process may continue until the concrete can develop sufficient strength. Why curing of concrete is important? Concrete derives …

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Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Test (UPVT) – A Non Destructive Test (NDT) of concrete

What is an Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Test? Ultrasonic pulse velocity test is a method of assessing the quality of concrete by measuring the time of travel of an ultrasonic pulse of longitudinal vibrations, passing through the concrete to be tested. The first report of the measurement of velocity appeared in the USA in the mid-1940s. …

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