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Seven Myths Related to Wisconsin DOT Spring Weight Restrictions

1-Myth-Spring weight restrictions last only a month.                 Truth: The 47 year average is 64 days, or 9 weeks of spring weight restrictions 2-Myth-Heavy trucks can’t go anywhere because of the spring weight restrictions. Truth: Weight limitations can make things … Continue reading

How does ground frost affect concrete?

Ground frost is the condition in which moisture in the soil freezes. Typically ground frost doesn’t go any further in to the ground more than a foot or two. Ground frost is the reason building codes in Wisconsin require building … Continue reading

Air entrained concrete–What is it?

Air entrainment is the intentional creation of tiny air bubbles  in concrete. These bubbles are created by the concrete batch plant using any of a number of different air entrainment additives, often containing some type of detergent. The air bubbles … Continue reading

Concrete Testing—what is it, how is it done, and why is it done?

Part 2—What is concrete testing? Air entrainment Another common series of tests is to determine air entrainment, or air content, of the concrete. Air content is critical in many applications of concrete, as it provides workability to freshly poured concrete, … Continue reading

Concrete Testing—What is it, how is it done, and why is it done?

Part 1—What is concrete testing? The slump test Concrete testing uses a number of different methods, primarily designed to ensure that a given batch of concrete complies with engineering specifications. Part of most engineering specifications includes PSI (pounds per square … Continue reading