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Shrinkage

Summary

Shrinkage - When concrete dries it shrinks due to the reaction of the cement and water forming a product which is of a smaller volume than its component parts.

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Cracking from Shrinkage
Cracking from Shrinkage

Shrinkage is a reduction in the size or volume; for concrete floors, several generic types of shrinkage are of concern. These are:

All forms of shrinkage can lead to cracking, although drying shrinkage is the most relevant to concrete floor slabs.

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