plastic cracking

plastic cracking

Cracking that occurs in the surface of fresh concrete soon after it is placed and while it is still plastic.
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This can lead to stress concentrations, which may result in plastic cracking and premature failures, reduced strength in composites due to matrix discontinuities caused by drilling of holes, increased weight and often poorer aesthetic finish.
Vibrations due to adjacent traffic lanes will only contribute to plastic cracking when concrete is undervibrated or has too high of slump [52].