Concrete In Practice

Concrete In Practice is a series of one-page information sheets on important technical topics, written in a non-technical "What, Why and How?" format by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA). Click on any of the topics you may find useful to ensure a quality project.  You may also purchase bulk-packaged hard copies by visiting the NRMCA website.

Topics CIP
Dusting Concrete Surfaces CIP 1
Scaling Concrete Surfaces CIP 2
Crazing Concrete Surfaces CIP 3
Cracking Concrete Surfaces CIP 4
Plastic Shrinkage Cracking CIP 5
Joints in Concrete Slabs on Grade CIP 6
Cracks in Concrete Basement Walls CIP 7
Discrepancies in Yield CIP 8
Low Concrete Cylinder Strength CIP 9
Strength of In-Place Concrete CIP 10
Curing In-Place Concrete CIP 11
Hot Weather Concreting CIP 12
Concrete Blisters CIP 13
Finishing Concrete Flatwork  CIP 14
Chemical Admixtures for Concrete CIP 15
Flexural Strength of Concrete CIP 16
Flowable Fill Materials CIP 17
Radon Resistant Buildings CIP 18
Curling of Concrete Slabs CIP 19
Delamination of Troweled Concrete Surfaces CIP 20
Loss of Air Content in Pumped Concrete CIP 21
Grout CIP 22
Discoloration CIP 23
Synthetic Fibers for Concrete CIP 24
Corrosion of Steel in Concrete CIP 25
Jobsite Addition of Water CIP 26
Cold Weather Concreting CIP 27
Concrete Slab Moisture  CIP 28
Vapor Retarders Under Slabs on Grade  CIP 29
Supplementary Cementitious Materials CIP 30
Ordering Ready Mixed Concrete CIP 31
Concrete Pre-Construction Conference CIP 32
High Strength Concrete CIP 33
Making Concrete Cylinders in the Field CIP 34
Testing Compressive Strength of Concrete  CIP 35
Structural Lightweight Concrete CIP 36
Self Consolidating Concrete CIP 37
Pervious Concrete CIP 38
Maturity Methods to Estimate Concrete Strength CIP 39
Aggregate Popouts CIP 40
Acceptance Testing of Concrete CIP 41
Thermal Cracking of Concrete CIP 42
Alkali Aggregate Reactions CIP 43