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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: Shrinkage of Portland Cement Mortars AND Its Importance in Stucco Construction
Author(s): J.C. Pearson
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 133-148
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.
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