The outcome of using the shrinkage-compensating cement was a 102x206-ft. crack-free slab with a dense and durable surface. Product used was Komponent.
S+S Concrete Floors, working with Redi-Mix Companies and CTS Cement’s Engineering team, to develop a Type K shrinkage-compensating cement concrete mix design that would allow placement of 40,000 square foot slabs without a single control joint. Product used was Komponent.
Following is a brief history of the Lokern Road Bridge Rehabilitation project where Komponent shrinkage-compensating cement additive was used to minimize or eliminate drying shrinkage cracking. Product used was Komponent.
Boeing achieved the super flat, dimensionally stable, crack-free and joint-free floor slab they needed to operate a large, heavy precision Friction Stir Welder. Product used was Komponent.
A non-shrink grout was required to secure the piles in order to avoid voids that might absorb water in the nail tubes and cause corrosion of the steel. Type K Shrinkage Compensating cement grout was specified to meet these needs and mixed in ready-mix trucks for the 366 foot-long by 50 foot-wide project area.
Komponent was used at a 16% dosage rate, which replaced 16% of the total portland cement and fly ash content in the original mix design. The Komponent non-shrink grout material achieved the 7000 psi design requirement and achieved designed shrinkage compensating expansion. Gate installations were completed successfully.