Capillary Action

Capillary Action

What is capillary action and why is it important for concrete? Think back to when you experienced a rainstorm in your area. Particularly remember the plants before the storm and then a few days after. Before they may have been just beginning to sprout. After the...
Hydrostatic Pressure

Hydrostatic Pressure

Hydrostatic pressure is pressure found within the fluid when it is at rest. The deeper down one goes in comparison to the fluid, the higher the pressure that the fluid will have. Why is this idea important when dealing with concrete? If the floor covering has not been...
Water Movement

Water Movement

What are the different situations that one must be conscious of when dealing with water and concrete? The first and most common situation is direct contact. This is when water is directly exposed to the pores and cracks of the concrete, such as puddled directly at the...