Regardless of the sport, the best players are the ones who continually prepare. Just watch the all-pro quarterback double- and triple-checking items to make sure everything is good to go before game time.
Successful roller-compacted concrete (RCC) contractors are the same. No matter how many jobs they’ve done, they install a test strip before each project to:
Ensure the concrete production and construction techniques produce the same results (within tolerances) as those of the submitted mix.
- Develop correlations between lab-cured specimens and field-cast cored cylinders or sawed beams.
- Determine the amount of roll down.
- Confirm that the owner is satisfied with aesthetics.
- Work out any process issues before in-place work begins.