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Marine and river concrete structures are at risk from sulphate attack

How to Protect Concrete Against Sulphate Attack?

Concrete deterioration due to sulphur reactivity is more common than you may realize

Let’s start at the beginning! What are sulphates? Firstly, sulphates and sulfates are the same thing, depending on whether you use UK or US spelling,...

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Truly, madly, deeply hard floor slabs?

The special needs of warehouse concrete floors

Ever been involved in building a warehouse? You can probably skip over some of this preliminary stuff, you know it already. Warehouse floors are under...

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Curing Concrete is Not Just for Today

Curing for both today and tomorrow

Wolter Reinold de Sitter, part-time Professor in the design of structures in concrete at the Eindhoven University of Technology, proposed a Law of Fives for...

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The Limitations of Australian Standard 3799

Why are common methods of concrete curing not compliant with the Standard?

Australian Standard 3799 is titled “Liquid membrane-forming curing compounds for concrete”. It describes itself thus: “This Standard is a means by which curing compounds can...

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How does AQURON actually work?

The burning question!

We’ll have to start by explaining what we’re doing… Why does concrete need internal protection? Concrete is bound together by bonds of molecules (all different...

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Data Centre Floor Slab Protection

The need for long-term durability ... and no concrete dust!

In the context of construction, there is sometimes a tension or conflict between the short-term cost or time constraints, and the long-term durability of the...

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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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Challenging the Status Quo

Is doing the same old thing, costing you time and money?

You know what the “status quo” is. It’s that same old, same old thing you’ve always done, so you keep doing it. In the concrete...

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Thermal Curing Protection – in the heat!

Curing concrete in extreme temperatures?

Working in extreme heat? Temperature differentials between the concrete and the ambient environment can have very negative impacts on concrete strength and quality. Building in...

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Production Schedules Getting Tighter?

Time saving for civil infrastructure construction

You’ve noticed? Production schedules aren’t slacking off. Seems like we’re all running faster than ever to make up time. Markham saving the world one concrete...

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