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Preventing Concrete Cracks

Construction tips for ensuring durable, high-strength, crack-resistant concrete

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Troubleshooting Tips from ASCC

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We have compiled a group of construction tips to help towards preventing cracks, and tips regarding cracking from the Troubleshooting Newsletters printed by the American Society of Concrete Contractors, which since 1986 has printed these bulletins from hotline questions asked by their members. From this section you should get ideas to discuss with your slab designer and concrete contractor to achieve a slab that meets the requirements of your job.