air-entrained concrete


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air-entrained concrete

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(Civil Engineering) a low-density type of concrete throughout which small air bubbles are dispersed in order to increase its frost resistance: used for making roads. With 1 per cent of air, the loss of strength is approximately 5 per cent
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Formally branded MasterSphere FT 300, the technology positions producers and their customers to improve slabs and structures' freeze-thaw durability, and overcome void size and distribution variability challenges traditionally associated with air-entrained concrete mixes.
2000), 'Reduction in water demand of non air-entrained concrete incorporating large volume of fly ash', 'Cement and Concrete Research.
As a result of considerable flowability of a self-compacting concrete mix, air bubbles present in air-entrained concrete mix can be unstable, which is caused by floating of large air bubbles, fading of air bubbles that are less than 0,10 mm in diameter, or coalescence of air bubbles.
In cold climates, order air-entrained concrete to help the concrete survive freeze/thaw cycles.
In the base of its findings, the firm has found that concrete damage did not usually occur when ice melter was applied as directed and used on good quality, air-entrained concrete designed for cold weather climates.
To avoid excess moisture, slightly reduce the amount of water used in the mix or use air-entrained concrete.
With CCT's help, concrete users can create air-entrained concrete that is 100% precise and controllable, with their desired air volume in every batch, every time.