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concrete

A composite stonelike material formed by mixing an aggregate (such as stones of irregular shape or crushed rock) with cement (which acts as the binding material) and water, then allowing the mixture to dry and harden; portland cement, now used in making concrete, was not developed until the 19th century. Also see average concrete, cyclopean concrete, poured concrete, reinforced concrete.
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He explained that the poured concrete method was more precise in construction because all the switches and outlets must already be located before the masonry.
Analyses between years included surfaces 1 through 6 only (poured concrete; concrete with 0 mm, 2 mm, and 8 mm bevels; and brick with 4 mm and 0 mm bevels, respectively) because surfaces 7 through 9 (concrete with 6 mm, 6 mm [45[degrees] pattern], and 4 mm bevels, respectively) were only tested in the third year.
* Note that approximately 4 yards of poured concrete was hauled by members of The RE Store field staff to a local concrete recycler.
Specialty: High-end, vinyl-liner pools using poured concrete walls.
Surface 1 was poured concrete with a brush finish; 2, 3, and 4 were made from interlocking concrete pavers with various beveled edges; and 5 and 6 were fired clay bricks in a 45[degrees] herringbone pattern.
Both were reconstructed using traditional methods, with no poured concrete battlements and concealed service elevators.
The cylindrical, 12-inch-diameter tiles, which are available at many building supply centers, give the columns their warm color and serve as forms for the poured concrete cores.
Being above ground eliminates the need for poured concrete pits.
A prototype smart maturity meter developed at Pennsylvania State University estimates and signals by phone when newly poured concrete bridge supports, pavements, and highway surfaces have reached the correct hardness and strength to be opened to traffic or the next phase of construction.
Another option is to place one end in a small circle of poured concrete to hold the shaft upright.
The mesh must be in the middle of the poured concrete (see Fig.
He used poured concrete slabs for foundations and prefabricated walls to create row upon row of nearly identical houses.