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New article on shrinkage cracks in concrete

August 14th, 2009

Shrinkage cracks are cracks in concrete caused by the relatively rapid rate of evaporation of water from the surface of the cement. Do you know how to differentiate shrinkage cracks from other types of cracks, such as those caused by the corrosion of sub-surface steel bars? Or how about cracks caused by the reaction of an aggregate with alkali hydroxides in the concrete, known as an alkali-aggregate reaction? To find out more about shrinkage cracks, take a look at Kenton Shepard’s new article on shrinkage cracks.

This blog entry was posted by Rob London.