dyscrete

DysCrete: Building Art Invention

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Ex­per­i­men­tal En­er­gy Pro­duc­tion Sys­tems Photos and Post Credit: Building Art Invention DYSCRETE – SO­LAR POW­ER FROM CON­CRETE DysCrete is an in­no­va­tive ap­proach to the gen­er­a­tion of en­er­gy, based on the …

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winterizing garage floor against salt damage

Winterizing Your Garage Floors

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Winterizing Your Garage Floor Winterizing your garage floor may not be the first thing on your fall list of to-do’s, but it is important not to be missed. Your car …

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Evaluate The Garage Floor Condition

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Garage Floor Coatings: Evaluate The Garage Floor Condition If you have decided on a garage floor coating system, we recommend you consider these 3 items before selecting the coating system: …

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Cozy Concrete Cabin in the Alps

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Get close, you’ll realize that this is not a log but a solid concrete cabin From a distance, you’d think the Refugi Liepthaus in the Alps was just another quaint …

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pop-outs

Pop-Outs in Concrete

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Pop-outs Diagnosis: Also known as rock-pops, they are small cone-shaped pieces of a concrete surface that separate due to focused internal pressure. Small pop-outs leave holes up to 0.4 in. …

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dusting

Dusting

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Dusting is the development of a soft, powdery material that can be easily rubbed off the surface of hardened concrete Diagnosis: Appearance of a powdery substance on the surface of …

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Alkali-Silica Reaction

Alkali-Silica Reaction

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Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR), the reaction between alkalies in portland cement and certain siliceous rocks or minerals Diagnosis: An expansive cracking condition with discoloration. Cause: A chemical reaction between the naturally …

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concrete blowup

Blowup

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A blowup is a localized upward movement of a concrete curb or slab, usually at a joint or crack. Diagnosis: Cracking and subsequent deviation from the straight plane of a …

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slab curling

Curling

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Curling of Concrete Slabs Diagnosis: Also referred to as edge-curling, it’s the lifting of a slab or topping at its corners and/or edges. You’ll see cracks or deterioration around the …

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