Understanding Concrete


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Understanding Concrete
1010401Understanding ConcreteResidential construction today nearly always includes concrete in some form and to some extent. Concrete is used in footings, foundation walls, floor slabs, retaining walls, sidewalks, driveways, and patios. Concrete is a strong, durable, and economical material whose appearance can be altered in many ways to make it decorative as well as functional. Concrete is a controlled mixture of cement, aggregates, and water. Because it is a fluid mix, concrete can be formed into almost any shape and finished with a variety of textures.Concrete strength and durabili…
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Christine Beall: Masonry and Concrete. Understanding Concrete, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2001), AccessEngineering Export