Incorrect Testing Practices Plattsburgh NY

Conducting other tests improperly can also cause rejection of in-spec concrete at the jobsite in Plattsburgh. Have your drivers learn the correct methods for sampling concrete, measuring slump and air content, and making and curing strength-test specimens in the field. They're your first line of defense against needlessly rejected loads of concrete.

Local Companies

Corrado Concrete Constr Co
(518) 563-8358
32 Douglaston Dr
Plattsburgh, NY
Independent Concrete Corp
(631) 924-0232
80 Oaklawn Ave
Farmingville, NY
S & S Concrete Construction
(631) 968-4820
14 Drayton Ave
Bay Shore, NY
Roman Stone
(631) 667-0566
85 S 4th St
Bay Shore, NY
Tioga Tool & Equipment Rental
(607) 687-2771
407 Glen Mary Dr
Owego, NY
Weather Barrier Construction
(802) 782-6364
24 South Elm Street
Saint Albans, VT
Dick's Concrete
(845) 457-8180
215 Montgomery Rd
Montgomery, NY
S & W Concrete
(607) 467-4957
William Law Rd
Deposit, NY
Almeida's A Concrete Corp
(845) 361-2420
5368 Searsville Rd
Pine Bush, NY
Mulholland Enterprises Llc
(518) 893-2165
2084 Route 9N
Greenfield Center, NY

Source: THE CONCRETE PRODUCER/CONCRETE JOURNAL MAGAZINE
Publication date: November 1, 1998

By No Author

Abstract:

Erroneous results from improper testing can cause unnecessary rejection of good- quality concrete. Train your drivers to recognize some of the more common testing errors. This article is based on information presented in Down the Chute, the publication of Florida Independent Concrete and Associated Products Inc.The problem isn't confined to strength tests. Conducting other tests improperly can also cause rejection of in-spec concrete at the jobsite. Have your drivers learn the correct methods for sampling concrete, measuring slump and air content, and making and curing strength-test specimens in the field. They're your first line of defense against needlessly rejected loads of concrete.Some improper practices are:

  • Excessive prewetting, leaving surplus water in the container
  • Sampling from the form into which the concrete has been placed
  • Failure to remix the concrete sample in the sample container before starting the tests
  • Failure to use an aggregate correction factor
  • Use of the pressure meter to measure air content
  • Failure to firmly support the base plate
  • Base plate not large enough, allowing high-slump concrete to spill over the edge of the plate
  • Base not level
  • Dampening the slump cone and base leaving a puddle of water on the base
  • Measuring the difference between the top of the cone and the highest or lowest point on the slumped specimen
  • Fai...

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