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Avoid cracking in concrete paving

Repairing cracked concrete paving, or replacing and matching concrete paving where it is damaged, can be an expensive exercise. Find out how to prevent cracking in concrete paving.
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Having cracks appear in concrete paving is something you’ll want to avoid at all costs. Unfortunately, it can be commonplace if sufficient care isn’t taken.

Cracking can take place when an allowance for shrinkage or general movement of the concrete hasn’t been provided. But, as this resource shows, other factors can cause concrete cracking, such as:

  • adding additional water before pouring
  • adverse wind velocity, humidity and air temperature conditions
  • pouring outside of the recommended ambient temperature range
  • undersized concrete paving thickness.

Find out what steps you can take to ensure concrete cracking doesn’t occur post-construction. Discover what the Australian Standards recommend are appropriate concrete slab thicknesses for foot, bicycle and car traffic. Plus, read a range of advice for avoiding cracking in concrete paving and ways to effectively cure concrete.

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Who is it for?

Residential builders and industry professionals

This resource is designed for builders and industry professionals who want to understand what steps can be taken to ensure concrete cracking doesn’t occur post-construction.

What does it include?

  • Tips for avoiding cracking in concrete paving
  • Adding additional water to a concrete mix before placement
  • The effect of temperature and weather conditions on concrete pours
  • Methods for curing concrete

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