Shrinkage of Portland Cement Mortars AND Its Importance in Stucco Construction

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Title: Shrinkage of Portland Cement Mortars AND Its Importance in Stucco Construction

Author(s): J.C. Pearson

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 17

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 133-148

Keywords: none

Date: 2/1/1921

Abstract:
One who has interested himself in examing closesly the texture and structure of concrete surfaces, particularly those in which only fine aggregate is used, cannot fail to be impressed by the tendency of such surfaces to develop minute cracks, usually in a sort of lacework or network pattern, but not infrequently more or less isolated and sometimes of considerable extent. Cracks of this type do not necessarily indicate structural weakness, but they may become very unsightly, and are, too often, a glaring defect in concrete floors, ornamental concrete products and stucco finishes.