Concrete Hub – September
Optimizing Jobsite Workflow in Cold Temperatures
For many construction companies and ready-mix producers around the world, it’s approaching the time of year when dropping temperatures play a massive role in concrete curing and hardening. To ensure the best possible outcome when placing concrete in cold or freezing temperatures, certain measures need to be taken and concrete temperature must be properly monitored.
Using Mushrooms to Repair Crumbling Infrastructure
Bio-concrete was introduced a few years ago by microbiologist Hendrik Jonkers who wanted to improve the strength and longevity of concrete. Recently, researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey have discovered a new fungal ingredient that can help concrete self-regenerate. Read More
What is Concrete Corrosion and Why is it a Problem?
As buildings around us age, corrosion within concrete is becoming more and more of a problem. Corrosion is responsible for up to 90 percent of damage to reinforced concrete structures. As the cost of repair and damage prevention is growing, it is critical to use more efficient inspection methods. New corrosion detection technology can help reduce costs and streamline testing methods. Read More