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Lew Midlam wrote:
> Lynn,
> 
> ACI 318-95 gives some guidance.  See Section 4.2.2 and Table 4.2.2.
> 
> w/cm ratio in your application should not exceed .40.   You might
> consider the addiiton of superplasticizer since the .40 w/cm ratio will
> result in a very stiff mix, and make sure you get proper consolidation.
> The addition of fibers should also be considered in an effort to
> minimize micro-cracks.
> 
> The 2.5" cover is also a very good idea protective measure.
> 
> Lew Midlam, P.E.

I was thinking about the fibers, but I really do not know how a fiber
would hold up in that environment either.  I assume I would specifiy a
fiberglass fiber, unless they have epoxy coated fibers :)

Lynn


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