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Contractor’s Champion

Ambitious production line fuels bigger and bolder pursuits for a mainstay brand in hardscape units

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Mass concrete specification success hinges on temperature monitoring

by Sabrina Garber

Appropriate temperatures and temperature ranges are key to maintaining mass concrete durability and longevity. The risk of temperature-related damage increases if the temperature of concrete gets too high or the temperature differential between the hottest interior point and the surface and/or edge gets too large. Therefore, many agencies include specifications that require early-age concrete temperature not exceed some maximum internal temperature limit and that temperature differentials in early-age concrete stay below some maximum limit.

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Stiff Competition

U.S. Concrete’s Polaris Materials business unit delivers premium aggregate to southern California practitioners pressed for lofty strength, modulus of elasticity targets

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