Ronacrete Technical Articles

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) and Resin Bound Surfacing

Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) are a natural approach to managing drainage in and around properties and other developments. Sustainable drainage systems work by slowing water run off from a site, allowing natural processes to break down pollutants.  Water draining through SuDS compliant paving may be allowed to flow naturally to groundwater or diverted to a …

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Understanding Thin Polymer Modified Floating Screeds

Traditional sand/ cement floating screeds are suitable for application at a minimum thickness of 75mm for heavy and medium duty screed applications (Category A & B) and at a minimum thickness of 65mm for light duty residential use (Category C), see BS 8204-1 Section 6 – Design Considerations for further explanation of floor usage categories. When the overall depth …

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DRYING OF SCREEDS

BS 8204-1 “Concrete bases and cementitious levelling screeds to receive floorings — Code of practice” section 6.11.1 suggests the following calculation for drying of screeds with no fast drying additi ...

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AVOIDANCE/ MITIGATION OF THE EFFECTS OF COMMON FORMS OF CRACKING IN CEMENTITIOUS SCREEDS

Aggregate is usually 0–4 mm and is mixed with cement in the ratio of 1:3 or 1:4 cement to sand, depending on strength requirements and drying requirements. For total screed thicknesses in excess of 50 ...

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Carbonation of Reinforced Concrete

Carbonation is the single most common cause of reinforcement corrosion in above ground structures and although many construction professionals and contractors are familiar with the progression of carb ...

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