August 27 - August 31, 2018

A report on issues at a Texas football stadium has found that cracks in the concrete slabs occurred because of excessive water, a result of re-tempering the initial concrete mixture. Is there ever a time when this practice is appropriate?

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No. 64%
Yes. 27%
Other. (Please respond in the comments.) 6%

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Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; concrete; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Good Technical Practice; Latin America; North America

Comment from Michael Halliwell, (8/27/2018, 11:04 AM)

It's one thing to add water to keep mortar workable (and only within reason, at that)...but concrete? Absolutely not! You get your one shot with load the mix and can make a little adjustment when you get to site...but if your air or slump don't meet spec, get a new batch because once it is placed, it's a heck of a lot harder and far more expensive to remove and replace if you've messed it up. Can you imagine the issues if it weren't floor slabs, but structural columns or beams that they messed up the concrete on?

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