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Tag: shrinkage cracking Drying shrinkage cracking

Long-term drying shrinkage cracks are formed when drying shrinkage is restrained and typical locations are thin slabs and walls, as illustrated in Fig. 3.19. The main causes of shrinkage cracking are inefficient or insufficient joints, inadequate reinforcement, poor curing and too high a water content in the original concrete mix. Remedies are to address those causes at the design stage

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