Concrete Q&A: Mitigating Concrete Shrinkage
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admixture, water, drying, cement
This month’s Q&A discusses concrete shrinkage and ways to mitigate it. It explains drying shrinkage and autogenous shrinkage as well as the influence of water-cement ratio (w/c) on shrinkage and the use of specialized admixtures to overcome drying shrinkage and enhance durability.