Concrete is said to be the most commonly used man made materials in construction. All over the world, millions of cubic of concrete is being used every year. Our discussion today is focused on how to make this most commonly used man made materials in construction last longer and more durable. More often than not …

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 Of interest to specifying engineers and architects is the new ACI 212.3R-10Report on Chemical Admixtures for Concrete. This official guide has a substantially clarified the confusion specifies face in the choice of waterproofing admixtures to specify for projects especially in areas susceptible to Hydrostatic conditions   ________________________________________________________________________________ This report examines three classes of admixtures that in …

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On the surface, concrete seems to be able to last a lifetime. Afterall it is still one of the most durable construction materials in the world. There are concrete structures in the world such as the Roman buildings that are over 1000 years old. Unfortunately times have changed, in many instances concrete today, no longer …

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A few days ago an old prospect called me on a Sunday Morning, He happens to be the MD of one of the flourishing architectural firms in Lagos. The news was that the roof of his house was leaking, can my company send somebody down that same Sunday to inspect the building and recommend which …

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In the best of circumstances good concrete placement can be a huge challenge, throw in a hot weather day then you are in for an interesting experience. Just like high temperature can affect human beings, high temperatures can also negatively affect concrete curing, strength and durability. How does hot weather affect concrete? What should you …

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15th May 2012 Concrete Best Practices, Concrete Industry News, Concrete Waterproofing by Jillian Turner Keeping concrete watertight is a challenge. As a porous material, concrete can allow water to migrate through, corroding steel reinforcement, bringing in harmful chemicals and creating general livability issues. This is why most construction industry professionals use some sort of waterproofing …

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  Self-Sealing is the ability to stop the flow of water by automatically closing cracks. Aquafin® Concrete Waterproofing self-sealing technology is based on principles that are very similar to the processes that occur during the hydration and hardening of concrete. Importance of Self Sealing Decreases water permeability (Increases corrosion resistance) Re-seals new cracks that form during shrinkage, …

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In the 21st century where increased knowledge in architecture and engineering has offered the building industry the opportunity to achieve hitherto unachievable architectural and engineering marvel, the place of admixtures cannot be under estimated. New building techniques and systems have only being made possible by advances in admixtures and construction chemicals. And with the increasing …

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25th Jun 2014 Concrete Best Practices, Aquafin International Inc. by Jason Bryant Concreting in and of itself can be a fickle mistress under the best of conditions – throw in sweltering summer heat, and you could have a recipe for disaster on your hands – a situation Aquafin International Inc. wants to ensure you avoid. …

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In this article we address the common waterproofing mistakes made by professionals and applicators. This article is very timely because more often than not there is the constant blame trading on projects between contractors, project managers, and application companies whenever something go wrong. No matter how much the client has spent on a project when …

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