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Abrasion

Abrasion

Wearing of the concrete surface by rubbing, rolling, sliding, cutting, or impact forces.

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Acid Etching

Acid Etching

A type of surface treatment in which acid is used to remove laitance and profile the surface of a concrete slab.

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Admixture

is an addition to the batched concrete mix (normally a chemical) which alters its properties whilst it is fresh or after it has hardened.

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Aggregate Grading

Aggregate Grading

is a measure of how well distributed the sizes of the particles in an aggregate are. A well graded aggregate will have a good range of particle sizes and will have a fair representation from every size of particle.

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Aggregate Interlock

Aggregate Interlock Diagram

Mechanism that transfers load across a crack in concrete by means of interlocking between irregular aggregate and cement paste surfaces on each side of the track.

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Agitation

In construction, agitation is the act of mechanically disturbing fresh concrete.

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