Causes of Floor Failures

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Title: Causes of Floor Failures

Author(s): A. T. Hersey

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 70

Issue: 6

Appears on pages(s): 426-429

Keywords: admixtures: alkali-aggregate reactions; bleeding (concrete): carbonation: cement content; chlorides; concrete construction; concrete finishing (fresh concrete); concrete slabs; contraction: control joints; corrosion; cracking (fracturing).

Date: 6/1/1973

Abstract:
Poor performance (failures) of concrete floors can usually be attributed to improper construction practices. Various types of failures and their cause are given. Recommendations are offered on the selection of materials and construction practices which will avoid most of the common troubles associated with poor performance of concrete slabs.