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Lloyd Concrete and Extended Joint Concrete Floors featured in Concrete International Magazine

Lloyd Concrete and Extended Joint Concrete Floors featured in Concrete International Magazine

News - March 19, 2014 - 0 Comments - by

My first experience with steel fibers could have been my last. It was 20 years ago, and my company had just won the contract to place 1.5 million ft (140,000 m2) of ground-supported floor slabs in Alabama. One day before the first placement, the superintendent told me we would be using steel fibers, starting with a small placement of just 10,000 ft2 (930 m2).

The next day was one I will never forget. It began with ball after ball of lumpy material coming down the chutes of the concrete trucks. At first, I thought the balls were made of cement, but no—they were full of tangled fibers. By the time the placement was done, we had picked out…

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