Fresno - A large trowel about 2 to 4 feet in length used for final finishing after bull floating. Knock-down finish - Achieved by applying a decorative topping with a hopper gun and then using a trowel to knock-down the material to produce a smooth or lightly textured surface. It is rolled over the stencil and the fresh concrete to texture only the exposed surfaces. Plasticizer - Water reducing admixture that allows an increased slump without increasing the water to cement ratio. It can be a green velvet La-Z-Boy rocker recliner. Hover Trowel - A patented lightweight power trowel developed specifically for precision finishing of epoxy, polymer modified, and cementitious overlay systems.
Usually caused by porous aggregate having a high rate of absorption. The term abstract object is said to have been coined by. We've worked hard for them, we're proud of them, they're what we want to share. The more concrete and specific your language is, the more clear and vivid it will be. Broadcast - To hand toss a dry-shake color hardener, decorative aggregate, or other dry material in a uniform layer over fresh concrete, overlays, or coatings to add color or traction. Concrete words, on the other hand, are terms that identify things and events that can be measured and observed. The study of abstract objects is called.
This combination, when properly mixed and placed, hardens into an excellent building material for a wide variety of uses. May also slow setting and extend the working time of the concrete. For reinforced concrete structures, they include the sizes and general arrangement of all reinforcement from which the Fabricator prepares placing drawings. This page was written by John Friedlander, associate professor in the English department at. As long as you don't start tasting 'purple', concrete adjectives are fairly straightforward. Even if you can produce a distinct image in your mind, how likely is it that another reader will form a very similar image? Used to eliminate high and low spots in freshly placed concrete slabs, embed large aggregate at the surface, bring a layer of paste to the surface needed during final finishing, and float in dry-shake color hardener.
Used to roll across the surface of freshly applied epoxy coatings to release trapped gas bubbles and to assist in leveling. Apron - A slab of concrete, often at an entrance for vehicles, that extends beyond a building's entrance. The threat of concrete spalling can be minimized by preparing the concrete with the appropriate water-cement ratio, air content and a minimum specified compressive strength, and by proper finishing. But we must understand how imprecise their meanings are, how easily they can be differently understood, and how tiring and boring long chains of abstract terms can be. Construction Joint - are surfaces where two successive placements of concrete meet. Results in subtle, natural-looking color variations.
See also plastic shrinkage cracks Dyes - Translucent color solutions containing very fine pigments that penetrate into the concrete surface. Floor polisher - A walk-behind machine used in the production of polished concrete. Abstract objects are sometimes called abstracta sing. A Abrams' Law-The rule of concrete stating that with given materials, curing, and testing conditions, concrete strength is inversely related to the ratio of water to cement. Can also be used to fix blemishes from nonuniform stamping. Typically occurs at joints that are installed improperly or dont adequately support the loads applied to them.
Includes such data as coverage rates, recommended applications, product limitations, surface preparation guidelines, mix ratios and required mixing times, pot life, application procedures, cure times, performance data, and precautions. You don't need a fancy vocabulary to come up with bent spoon or limping dog or Mary told Margaret she hates me. Used for smooth and consistent spreading of epoxy resin products or other low- viscosity coatings. Often required for quality assurance on large projects, to ensure that architectural requirements and industry tolerances are met. It can be a lime green velvet La-Z-Boy rocker recliner with a cigarette burn on the left arm and a crushed jelly doughnut pressed into the back edge of the seat cushion. Finding concrete specifics doesn't require a big vocabulary or a vivid imagination, just the willingness to recall what you already know.
Work is the result of performing services, furnishing labor, and supplying and incorporating materials and equipment into the construction, all as required by the Contract Documents. May also impart a gloss or sheen, which enhances colored or exposed aggregate concrete. This is still pretty general that is, it still refers to a group rather than an individual , but it's easier to picture a chair than it is to picture furniture. . Aggregate usually constitutes about 75% of concrete volume. Let's look at these different types of language.
When the stencils are removed, the uncolored concrete mimics mortar joints. Also see high-build coating bull float - A tool with a 3- to 4-foot rectangular blade made of wood, resin, aluminum, or magnesium. O opacity - The ability of a coating to hide the color of the underlying surface. Concrete is defined as a mixture of cement sand, gravel and water which dries hard and strong and is used as a material for building. Also see margin trowel, fresno. Can you see that concrete terms are clearer and more interesting than abstract terms? C calcium chloride vapor-emission test - An used to measure the volume of moisture vapor released from a concrete substrate over time typically 24 hours.
May be added to concrete at the batch plant or on the job site. Let's take the word 'concrete', for instance. Very low in volatile organic compounds, with workability characteristics similar to latex paint. You've heard and used that word since you were three or four years old. You can complete the definition of concrete terms given by the English Definition dictionary with other English dictionaries: Wikipedia, Lexilogos, Oxford, Cambridge, Chambers Harrap, Wordreference, Collins Lexibase dictionaries, Merriam Webster. Substantially lower in weight than plain concrete, with higher flexural and compressive strengths. Often vulnerable to cracking, unless a control joint is installed.
Floors are secured at each floor level by column brackets or collars. Historically, the most important ontological dispute about abstract objects has been the. For example, I can hear something that's 'loud', see if it's 'translucent', taste something 'spicy', feel when it's 'cold', or smell something 'putrid'. Do you have positive or negative feelings toward furniture? Masking - Covering select areas of a concrete surface with an adhesive stencil, tape, or other medium before applying a decorative treatment that will affect only the exposed areas. Entrained air can be produced in concrete by use of an air-entraining cement, by introduction of air-entraining admixture, or by a combination of both methods. Available precolored or can be integrally colored during mixing. But make the development concrete and specific.