Category Archives: Concrete

What Is a Pile Integrity Test?

When a construction project requires deep foundations and concrete piles, it’s important to test those piles for any problems or anomalies that could affect their stability and security. Geotechnical engineers and contractors conduct pile integrity tests to ensure the safety and mechanical performance of these piles and foundations. It’s a type of quality control and […]

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What Is Fiber Reinforced Concrete? Here’s a Look at Its Benefits

Fiber reinforced concrete is a type of concrete composed of aggregates, cement and various types and amounts of fibers. The fibers are used in the concrete to reduce the formation of cracks, as well as to cut down on bleeding and permeability. There are several types of fiber reinforced concrete, which fall primarily under two […]

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What Is Self-Healing Concrete?

Concrete is the secret behind some of the world’s greatest architectural and engineering marvels. Although some concrete structures built millennia ago still stand today, concrete is prone to damage over time. It’s susceptible to cracks that can lead to major structural damage. Luckily, recent developments in the concrete industry are revolutionizing this ancient material. In […]

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