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All About the Concrete Hammer Test

All About the Concrete Hammer Test

5th Nov 2019

The concrete hammer test is useful for determining a variety of concrete characteristics in a non-destructive way. With it, a techn … read more
What is the LA Abrasion Test?

What is the LA Abrasion Test?

28th Oct 2019

Asphalt and concrete aggregates need to be able to stand up to the relentless wear and tear that comes fr … read more
Finding the Workability of Concrete with the Slump Test

Finding the Workability of Concrete with the Slump Test

11th Sep 2019

Finding the right ratio of cement, water and admixtures used to reinforce a concrete mix will all affect a property called "workability." Workability of concrete is directly proportional to the streng … read more
What is the Fineness Modulus of Aggregates?

What is the Fineness Modulus of Aggregates?

26th Aug 2019

The fineness or coarseness of an aggregate plays a major part in determining the type of mix design needed to create strong, durable concrete. As such, finding a sample's fineness modulus is requir … read more