Topics in this publication include placing and finishing, including subgrade preparation, the use of vapor barriers, establishing grades, setting forms, placing reinforcement, and the proper techniques for finishing and the use of all tools. Achieving and measuring slab tolerances (for flatness and levelness) are also described in detail, as well as details on jointing and curing and protection of slabs, and on typical problems, such as shrinkage and curing, cracking, dusting, and scaling. Possible solutions are also offered, and a complete appendix of definitions is also included.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What the Concrete Craftsman Should Know About Concrete
Chapter 2: Concrete Materials and Mix Proportioning
Chapter 3: Concrete Control Tests
Chapter 4: Placing and Finishing Tools
Chapter 5: Placing and Finishing Slabs on Grade
Chapter 6: Jointing
Chapter 7: Curing Protection of Concrete
Chapter 8: Common Questions and Problems and Possible Solutions
Appendix: Metric Conversion Factors
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