Concrete Products

MAR 2016

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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64 • March 2016 Highland, Calif.-based ProCast Products has completed casting of 30- x 5.5-ft. box cul- verts for the Woodside Avenue Flood Control project under the San Diego County Public Works. The culverts' mix design included Pen- etron Admix, an integral crystalline water- proofing agent dosed at time of batching. The project replaces nearly 2,400 feet of under-sized storm drain structures. The cul- verts are engineered to accommodate a 100- year flood, reduce potential flooding to local businesses and residents, and enhance road- way safety around Woodside Avenue. "Origi- nally, the project specified a competitive con- crete treatment," says Penetron Group Direc- tor Christopher Chen. "But our partner, GCP Applied Technologies (formerly W.R. Grace), demonstrated to project managers how Pen- etron Admix would be the ideal solution for this application." The agent protects the concrete against deterioration from water ingress and chemi- cal attack, he adds, noting how a green tracer in the bleed water afforded quality control staff an indicator of proper admixture dosing. The culverts were produced over the past six months at a ProCast Products yard adjacent to concrete supplier, Robertsons Ready Mix. Construction of the $16 million Woodside Avenue project began last year with under- ground electrical and telecommunications utility line, plus water and sewage pipe work. Culvert installation is scheduled to begin in March 2016, with the entire flood con- trol project completed over the next 12-14 months. — Penetron Group, 631/941-9700; INNOVATIONS ADMIXTURES ProCast Products equips San Diego thoroughfare for 100-year event Penetron Admix compounds commence cat- alytic reaction with moisture in fresh con- crete and by-products of cement hydration. A non-soluble crystalline formation through- out matrix (magnifed here at 5,000X) pores and capillary tracts seals microcracks, pores and capillaries against penetration of water or liquids from any direction. M A DE IN A MER IC A Water Recycling MADE IN Clarifiers & Settlers Portable Products Control Packages Filterpress 3 2 0 - 2 2 4 - 7 4 4 5 Fu l l C i rc le Wa t e r. co m

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