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Benefits of The CONCURE Group’s Admixture

Benefits of The CONCURE Group’s Admixture

Why should you add The CONCURE Group’s Admixture to your concrete? There are many benefits that the admixture has to offer. Firstly, it increases concrete strength, which is very important for long-term structural stability. Secondly, it allows for the concrete to...

The Importance of Evaporation

The Importance of Evaporation

What is evaporation and why is it important for it to occur? Evaporation is when a liquid is turned into a gas. This natural process is important because it allows for the water on top of the concrete to turn into gas and allows for additional water still in the...

How To Create The “Perfect” Bond

How To Create The “Perfect” Bond

What is a “perfect” bond and what has been used in the past to create one? A perfect bond is when all the pore spaces, micro-fractures, fractures and joints have been plugged. This allows the concrete to eliminate the possibility of a water-wet surface and a strong...

Mechanical Stressors That May Cause Debonding

Mechanical Stressors That May Cause Debonding

There are three important mechanical stressors that can cause debonding over time. The first, mechanical stress is from the work done by water and capillary action. There can be microscopic areas where the bond to the concrete is tenuous. If the waters adhesion to the...

How Can Areas Be Water Wet?

How Can Areas Be Water Wet?

First of all, what is meant by “water wet”? This term refers to when the concrete has water on the surface and still needs to evaporate. However, sometimes it is not always easy to tell when it is still “water-wet” because of different factors or reasons. One reason...

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...