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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Causes of Floor Failures
Author(s): A. T. Hersey
Publication: Journal Proceedings
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).
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.
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