Why Does Concrete Crack When Drying?

This article will answer the question “Why does concrete crack when drying?” and will clarify the stark difference between drying and curing. Topics about plastic shrinkage problems, the factors that cause it, and some recommendations to overcome this undesirable construction circumstance will also be covered in this blog post. Why Does Concrete Crack When Drying? … Read more

Why is Concrete Brittle?

This article will answer the question “Why is concrete brittle?” and will cover topics such as concrete’s tensile and compressive strength and different types of steel reinforcements that improve concrete’s mechanical properties. The factors that affect the strength of concrete structures will also be tackled in this blog post. Why is Concrete Brittle? Plain concrete … Read more

Why is Concrete Important?

This article will answer the question “Why is concrete important?” and will discuss topics such as the synergistic role of concrete materials to concrete strength, and relevant developments in concrete technology like green concrete, self-leveling, and fiber-reinforced concretes.  Why is concrete important? Concrete is important because of its various applications in the construction industry which … Read more

Why Does Concrete Need Reinforcement?

This article will answer the question “Why does concrete need reinforcement?” and will discuss topics such as the stance of concrete as a building material in terms of compressive and tensile strength. Topics about steel as a reinforcement to concrete, steel’s various forms commonly used in the construction industry, and the other concrete-reinforcing materials will … Read more

Why Precast Concrete? (3 reasons why)

This article will answer the question “Why precast concrete?” and will cover topics about precast concrete such as its definition and the manufacturing process it undergoes from engineering design to shipment. The specific cases when the use of precast concrete is not practical for a project will also be discussed in this blog post. Why … Read more