Although the structural and insulation properties of no-fines concrete have been used in housing construction and drainage, the material has potentially many other applications in civil engineering. Manufactured with a nominally single-size aggregate between 6-20 mm and an aggregate/cement ratio between 1:4 and 1:10, a no-fines concrete can have a 28-day cube strength of 7-20 n/sq mm. Offering a lower shrinkage and thermal coefficient than dense concrete, but with a high voids ratio, water can flow freely through it without any harm. Tests have shown that ice can expand within a no-fines concrete without doing any damage to the material. It is concluded that more use could be made of no-fines concrete as a free-draining surfacing for car parking areas and to enable the best waterproofing membranes to be used on multi-storey car park roofs. /TRRL/

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    Morgan-Grampian (Professional Press) Limited

    Morgan-Grampian House, Calderwood Street
    London SE18 6QH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Dove, E
  • Publication Date: 1976-8


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00145352
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM