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  • Talbert’s 35-Ton Trailer Features Corsol WB

    Talbert Manufacturing has manufactured its first trailer with Corsol WB Corrosion Protection, a complete metal treatment system that protects the steel from the corrosive effects of magnesium chloride, calcium chloride, sodium chloride, rock chipping, acid rain and extreme temperatures.

  • Concrete Pavement Preservation

    A Colorado county uses low-cost techniques to rehabilitate aging roads.

  • Making Cracks Invisible

    New admixture will significantly minimize the potential for drying shrinkage cracking to such an extent that cracks may not form.

  • Smaller Is Much Better

    This special class of shrinkage- reducing admixture uses a patent-pending technology to limits initial crack width in high-performance, crack-prone (HPCP) concrete mixtures. In lab tests, concrete mixtures were tested in accordance with ASTM C1581 test method created crack widths of at about 175mm...

  • Waterproofing Bloomberg After Hurricane Sandy

    After the mechanical room at Bloomberg's Manhattan office received 2.5 feet of water, the financial news provider sought to mitigate flooding in the future. New concrete walls were poured in the building.

  • Durable Concrete Chemistry

    Admixtures are available today that can significantly increase durability. Here is a look at the benefits and potential limitations of these specialty admixtures.

  • Producers Collaborate on Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge

    Two producers formed a mutually beneficial arrangement that provided expertise on both sides of the river. Massive amounts of concrete were produced for the high-profile, fast-paced project in two states.

  • A 2012 ASTM standard specifying lightweight aggregate for internal curing is already improving concrete

    When the ASTM Standard Specification for Lightweight Aggregate for Internal Curing of Concrete was published in 2012, the standard change revealed a new understanding about the importance of high-level hydration of concrete. One year later, we look at how ASTM Standards C09 and C09.21 are...

  • Influencer: Jason Weiss

    Jason Weiss' internal curing research reveals small changes that result in big improvements. For more than a decade, Weiss and his Purdue University students have worked to improve concrete with internal curing.

  • Self-healing Protective Coating

    Scientists are reporting development of what they describe as the first self-healing protective coating for cracks in concrete.