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Title: Proposed ACI Standard Reccomended Practice for Concrete Floor and Slab Construction
Author(s): ACI Committee 302
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 577-610
Keywords: ACI committee report;admixtures (concrete);aggregates;concrete; consolidation;constrution;cracking (fracture);curing;driveways;durablity;floor toppings;floors;heavy duty floors; inspection;joints;mix proportioning;patios; placing;quality control;sidewalks
Abstract:Quality of a concrete slab or floor is highly dependent on achieving a hard and durable surface which is plane and free of cracks. The properties that the surface has are determined by the quality of the concreting operations. Furthermore, timing of these concreting operations and finishing techniques is critical. Otherwise, undesirable changes occur at the wearing surface; these may lead to soft or dusting surfaces, permeable concrete, cracking, and poor durability. This recommended practice tells how to produce good quality floors and slabs for various classes of service, emphasizing such aspects of construction as site preparation, concreting materials, concrete mixture proportions, concreting, workmanship, and curing. Adequate supervision and inspection are required of all job operations including particularly those of finishing.
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