Understanding Different Types of Lightweight Concrete

Understanding Different Types of Lightweight Concrete

By Jason Spangler in Lightweight Concrete Concrete Information & Knowledge Base | 2 Comments

The use of lightweight concrete dates back to as early as the eighteenth century, and as advances in building and construction technology have increased, so has the use of lightweight concrete as the benefits of lighter dead load concrete have become apparent. In the U.S., lightweight concrete became more common around the 1930s and continues […]

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The Pros and Cons of Water Popping

By Tony Morgan in Moisture Meters Installers Wood Division Knowledge Base | 43 Comments

Homeowners and commercial real estate developers love wood’s long-lasting beauty. Wood blends in with most types of décor and is easy to clean and maintain. It’s environmentally safe, does not trap dust mites that can affect your indoor air quality, and it is comparable in price to other types of flooring such as stone, tile, […]

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Kiln Drying Your Own Wood

By Tony Morgan in Moisture Meters All About Wood Wood Division Knowledge Base | 7 Comments

When first harvested, lumber is “green” – meaning it’s not been dried. Since green lumber is very moist, it can warp and always will shrink for every percent of moisture content (MC) below the fiber saturation point. This can occur regardless of the drying method. When lumber companies kiln dry their wood, they do so […]

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