Tag: concrete

  • DysCrete: Building Art Invention

    DysCrete: Building Art Invention

    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 same un­der­ly­ing prin­ci­ples as dye-sen­si­tized so­lar cells (DYSC), from which it gains its name. Like other cells based on DYSC tech­nol­o­gy, DysCrete us­es or­gan­ic dyes […]

  • Water Repellent Concrete That Lasts a Century

    Water Repellent Concrete That Lasts a Century

    Water Repellent Concrete could put an end to potholes and cracking highway surfaces by Michael Keller A new water repellant concrete impregnated with tiny superstrong fibres promises to leave roads and bridges free of major cracks for up to 120 years. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee civil engineers have developed a concrete mix that is durable and […]

  • Removing Efflorescence from Concrete

    Removing Efflorescence from Concrete

    What is that white substance on your concrete? Usually white in color, efflorescence is a discoloration caused by crystalline deposits of salts on masonary, stucco and concrete surfaces. These deposits often contain compounds such as calcium, sodium and potassium hydroxides or carbonates, bicarbonates, chlorides, and sulfates of calcium and magnesium. These substances typically originate as […]

  • Efflorescence: What Causes it and How do You Remove it?

    Efflorescence: What Causes it and How do You Remove it?

    by Joe Nasvik, based upon an interview with Stan Stratton, Director of Technology Development, L.M. Scofield Company What Causes Efflorescence Efflorescence occurs with all concrete and is the most frequent problem that concrete contractors face with colored concrete. Owners don’t care about “plain” concrete, but colored concrete is another matter. They complain that their contractor […]

  • Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Withstands Heavy Loads

    Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Withstands Heavy Loads

    by Kate Hamilton The fiber-reinforced concrete at the Caterpillar warehouse in Michigan was designed to withstand the weight of heavy-duty construction equipment The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Caterpillar warehouse demands a lot of its 110,000-square-foot concrete slab. Composed of showrooms, exterior pavements, composite metal decks, and engine service bays, it gets a beating from the several-ton […]

  • Time and Labor Savings in Store with Macro Fibers

    Time and Labor Savings in Store with Macro  Fibers

    by Concrete Construction Staff Structural engineers for the project, specified Grace’s STRUX 90/40 synthetic macrofibers Wal-Mart’s new Salt Lake City Supercenter offers shoppers everything from groceries and general merchandise to a McDonald’s, vision center, hair salon, and portrait studio all under one roof. Encompassing more than 200,000 square feet of retail space, the store attracts […]

  • Macro Fibers in High Dosage Levels Are Improving Concrete Slabs

    Macro Fibers in High Dosage Levels Are Improving Concrete Slabs

    by Joe Nasvik Slab-on-grade floor and pavement panels shrink less and have almost no curl Adding steel or microsynthetic fibers to concrete isn’t new; we’ve been doing it for the past 40 years. Macrosynthetic fibers are a more recent development and they offer solutions to floor and pavement construction that neither steel nor micro fibers […]

  • Dustless Grinding

    Dustless Grinding

    Dustless Grinding: Protect yourself from hazardous dust https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s84VpOOZH9A&feature=youtu.be&noredirect=1 Watch the video Dustless grinding protects users from harmful debris, capturing up to 99% of airborne particles for outstanding dust control. It preserves air quality, protects workers from harmful silica dust, Hexavalent Chromium and silicosis commonly generated in surface grinding applications. 96% Dust Control Efficiency plus A+ […]

  • New Beginnings

    New Beginnings

    New website, new blog, new ways to keep up to date with Jordan Group Construction. We look forward to bringing you tips, tricks and other information about commercial and residential construction and renovations to help you make your project dream a reality! Check back soon.