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What are Concrete Admixtures?

What are Concrete Admixtures?

The basic ingredient in concrete is portland cement, which is mixed with water, and aggregates (sand, gravel, limestone). Admixtures are natural or manufactured chemicals that are added to concrete before or during mixing. The most often used chemical admixtures are...

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The Cold Facts About Winter Concrete

The Cold Facts About Winter Concrete

What Causes Concrete Flatwork Damage? Freeze/thaw cycles during cold months are the most common cause of damage to the surface of concrete flatwork. Concrete is a porous material that will absorb moisture at the surface. When the absorbed moisture freezes, in exerts a...

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Scaling Basics

Scaling Basics

Every spring, we experienced a number of call-backs from owners complaining about scaled surfaces on exterior, slabs-on-grade (mainly driveways). In fact, this problem is common among ready mix producers in the Des Moines area, Iowa, and the entire Midwest. This is...

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