Considering Crack Mitigation is Essential
on a new Pour
veryone has their own opinion about cracks in concrete, some say they don't mind them, most people despise them. Cracks can and will happen, it is our goal to minimize them as much as possible
Shrinkage is a main cause of cracking in concrete slabs. As the concrete hardens and dries, it shrinks due to the evaporation of excess mixing water. The wetter or soupier the concrete mix, the greater the shrinkage will be and the greater the likelihood for cracks to develop.
Using concrete with a low water-cement ratio and not adding excess water at the jobsite will help to keep shrinkage in check.