Basham, a consulting engineer with clients across North America, has seen a change in his business over the last few years. “More contractors are focusing on pre-job preparations including mix design evaluations and control joint designs as they work with building owners to craft a better floor,” said Basham. These efforts go a long way reducing curling, a slab’s greatest nemesis.
Basham and Palmer also reviewed trends in surface textures, including polishing. They recommended the recently published ACI SPEC-310.1-20: Specification for Polished Concrete Slab Finishes document as a great resource.
Basham is a popular World of Concrete Seminar presenter. Several of his presentations are currently viewable at World of Concrete’s Reconnected event that takes place through the end of August.