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VRMCA Looks to Strengthen Partnership with NRMCA

Those of you who attended the Fall Convention at The Greenbrier had the opportunity to hear directly from new NRMCA President Michael Philipps. He was kind enough to join us and share his vision for the association. And one thing was very clear – NRMCA’s...

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VRMCA’s Year in Review

Here we are at the beginning of a new year and I can’t believe how quickly 2019 flew by. I truly hope that 2019 was a prosperous one for each and every one of you. And as we look forward to the new year, I’d like to take a few minutes to review the success...

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When is a Curing Box Not a Curing Box?

If you have ever been involved with a construction project, the odds are good that you have probably been on the receiving end of a Concrete Test Report. Found on most reports is information that discloses whether a curing box was present and used for the initial...

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No More Low-Alkali Cement? Why?!

Beginning in 2019 there will no longer be “low-alkali cement”! What? Has the portland cement manufacturing process changed such that low-alkali cement doesn’t exist anymore? The answer is NO. But in June of 2019 ASTM C150 Standard Specification for...

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Technical Q&A: Low Break Results

Question: I recently had a customer contact me regarding a low cylinder break result from his job. What does a low break mean and how should I respond? Answer: Frequently, break results are assumed to represent the in-place strength of the concrete that was placed. A...

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