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Cracking, Sealing, and Healing

How does all concrete have self-healing capabilities?

Let’s start at the start!   What causes Concrete Cracking? Concrete can succumb to cracking in a whole lot of ways. Surprisingly, much of it...

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Wrap It Into One!

Multiple benefits - one treatment

So here’s the situation. You’re building an aged care complex (or maybe a hospital or laboratory) and there will be concrete floor slabs, with direct-stick...

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Construction Schedules?

Making up for lost time!

You’ve noticed? Construction schedules aren’t slacking off. And the way the ’20s are rolling, we’re all running faster than ever to make up time. Markham...

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Curing Precast Concrete?

What could possibly go wrong?

No doubt you know that high-quality curing actually helps concrete last longer. You’re probably very conscious of high-pressure timeframes and stringent budgets. … In many...

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5 Reasons Why…

...you should choose concrete hydrogels for construction

So you’ve heard about concrete hydrogel treatments? Maybe you’re interested in what they can do for concrete permeability or remediation. But you haven’t seen any...

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Is moisture disrupting your waterproofing membrane?

Why is moisture so important to control?

Here are a few commonly known facts about concrete and moisture. Water is an essential ingredient of concrete. Hydration and evaporation control is fundamental to...

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Aged Care for Concrete Floors!

Aged care floor slabs need to withstand particular challenges...

“Between 1996 and 2016, … the proportion of people aged 65 years and over increased from 12.0% to 15.3% and the proportion of people aged...

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Concrete Moisture Control!

What are the options?

Moisture migration in concrete causes serious issues under direct-stick floor coverings. DID YOU KNOW that concrete dries at about 25mm thickness per MONTH? Are you...

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Challenges – Concrete Moisture Control

Higher construction speeds are driving concrete moisture control issues.

In the construction industry, moisture control in concrete is most commonly discussed in the context of the floor coverings, particularly vinyl. Moisture exiting the concrete...

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