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Chlorinated rubber vs SLAB-TECT

Why are you using chlorinated rubber?

Try the sustainable alternative.

As we’re all becoming more aware of the sensitive environments in which we live (and you are, aren’t you?) we’re becoming more aware of how...

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What on earth is ‘DEF’?

A hidden threat for concrete precast elements

Don’t you love acronyms? No, us neither. However, they do have some uses, and ‘D.E.F.’ is easier to say (and spell) than Delayed Ettringite Formation....

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We. Don’t. Do. Crystalline.

Let’s end the confusion.

Dedicated reader – this short article touches on a technical point that differentiates us from the vast majority of our admixture competitors. To the uninitiated,...

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Building for Resilience

The ongoing challenge of floodwater

MARKHAM has been involved in #AddingLifeToConcrete for many years now. One focus of our durability and remediation treatments has been marine structures. As we’ve noted...

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Trashing the Environment…

...with your choice of slab hardener?

As we’re all becoming more aware of the sensitive environments in which we live (and you are, aren’t you?) we’re becoming more aware of how...

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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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Concrete Carbonation?

Why Should I Care?

Firstly, What is Carbonation? Let’s hear from some of the experts in the concrete industry: “Carbonation occurs when CO2 (carbon dioxide) from the air penetrates...

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How Can You Deliver Quality Without Control?

You can't!

Fact is, the construction world could fall apart due to low-quality assurance and no quality control. A lack of due diligence on quality has the...

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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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