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properties of concrete: durability
The durability of concrete is the property which determines whether or not it can withstand the condition it was designed to endure, without breaking down, over a number of years. Concrete can lack durability owing to factors caused by external agents, such as the environment, or internal agents, such as faults within the concrete. These causes can be physical, chemical or mechanical.
AGE AND THE STRENGTH OF CONCRETE
It is highly recommended that the suitability of the concrete is tested before the results of the first 28 day test are available. However, if you choose to hire us in order to complete your concrete floor, you will not have to worry about this yourself. As we are professional concrete flooring contractors, the concrete we supply and install will always be suitable for the property our teams are sent to work on.
PROPERTIES OF CONCRETE: WORKABILITY
How strong a concrete mix is can be determined quite highly by its degree of compaction. As such, it is extremely important that the consistency of the mix used means that the concrete can be supplied, installed and finished quickly and easily, without segregation. Concrete mixes which can do this are called “workable” mixes, and the factors which affect this status are: