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Chapter 2 - Using Silica Fume in Concrete
Enhancing Constructability

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Silica fume is typically added to concrete for flatwork applications to improve durability. A side benefit of using silica fume in this application is the opportunity for fast-track finishing. Because silica-fume concrete does not bleed, it can be finished immediately after placing without the customary waiting period for the bleeding to be completed. Crews can place and finish more silica-fume concrete in a day because they don't have wait for the concrete to harden to complete the finishing process.