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RE: Shrinkage in Concrete

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Use as large of aggregate as possible and a low water to cement ratio.

	-----Original Message-----
	From:	Sprague, Harold O. [SMTP:SpragueHO(--nospam--at)]
	Sent:	Friday, May 05, 2000 7:04 AM
	To:	seaint(--nospam--at)
	Subject:	RE: Shrinkage in Concrete

	Harold Sprague

	> -----Original Message-----
	> From:	Michael Zaitz [SMTP:zmanpe(--nospam--at)]
	> Sent:	Thursday, May 04, 2000 7:11 PM
	> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)
	> Subject:	Shrinkage in Concrete
	> Hello,
	> I have a project for a foundation that will need to be pumped due
to lack
	> of
	> access.  A big concern of the equipment supplier is shrinkage of
	> concrete and achieving tight tolerances for the placement of the
	> What all can I do to eliminate shrinkage in a pumped concrete?
Type 5
	> cement? shrinkage reducing admixtures?  Super plasticizer?  Any
	> ideas?
	> Thanks
	> Mike