Different properties of Concrete and how to make more knowledgeable decisions based on having it tested.

Concrete testing is typically required for the construction of slabs, sidewalk, grout, and all supporting structures. All concrete testing conforms to CSA A23.1-M94 specifications. This guideline provides directions on regulating concrete testing within Canada. A standard sample includes slump measurement, temperature recording, air entrainment testing, preparation and compressive strength testing of 3 cylinders per set. […]

Bearing Capacities, What are they and are they important ?

In geotechnical engineering, foundation bearing capacity is the ability of subgrade soil to support the designed structural loads. The bearing capacity of soil is the maximum contact pressure between the concrete foundation and the soil which should not produce shear failure. Bearing capacity of a foundation is also described as the maximum load that can […]