This page was written by John Friedlander, associate professor in the English department at. Isolation Joint - Isolation or expansion joints separate or isolate slabs from other parts of the structure such as walls, footings, or columns; and driveways and patios from sidewalks, garage slabs, stairs, light-poles and other points of restraint. We can become more and more specific. Slag - see Granulated blast furnace slag. Their meanings are clear and they bring images with them we more easily recall things that are linked with a sense impression, which is why it's easier to remember learning how to ride a bike or swim than it is to remember learning about the causes of the Civil War. Admixture - An ingredient in concrete other than water, portland cement, and aggregate used to modify the properties of concrete in its freshly mixed, setting, or hardened states.
Usually caused by porous aggregate having a high rate of absorption. But make the development concrete and specific. If a dry-shake color hardener is being applied to the concrete surface, some bleed water is needed to wet out the hardener sufficiently so it can be floated into the surface. Second, not everything needs to be individual: sometimes we need to know that Fred sat in a chair, but we don't care what the chair looked like. Especially useful for floating along the perimeter of forms or to work in tight spots.
The words use to make references on the basis of experiencing an object or a substance via the senses by touching, seeing, smelling, hearing or tasting are the concrete nouns. But the hurts teach the lesson, not the general terms. Below follows an example of a concrete paragraph from a blog post about by Mark Manson: Everybody wants to have an amazing job and financial independence — but not everyone wants to suffer through 60-hour work weeks, long commutes, obnoxious paperwork, to navigate arbitrary corporate hierarchies and the blasé confines of an infinite cubicle hell. Form liner - Material used to line the interior face of formwork in order to impart a smooth or patterned architectural finish. Entrained air also improves concrete's resistance to surface scaling causes by chemicals deicers. This mix is typical for exposed aggregate finishes.
At the same time there is so much of you in every post that I can almost see you, your bycle and sketching pens,each time I start to read your writing. We can see a soldier but we cannot see the peace he is fighting for. If we want to share our big ideas without boring our readers to tears, we have to mix abstract advice with concrete imagery. Cracks, static - Random, non-moving hairline cracks that only affect the concrete surface also see craze cracks and plastic shrinkage cracks. Gordon Parks : Jazz Sometimes your writing needs only to be clear, not colorful or striking. See: Air content- The amount of entrained or entrapped air in concrete, usually expressed as a percentage of total volume.
On concrete surfaces, this is often caused by moisture or moisture vapor transmission problems. Boy and table are concrete nouns. This is an excellent post. When you use examples like that, abstract vs concrete language does seem clearer. The use of stains, pigments, decorative aggregates, and epoxy coatings can give concrete countertops the look, texture, and feel of quarried stone such as marble, granite, and limestone. Their front is one unbroken wall of sheet iron and concrete. Hydration - The chemical reaction between cement and water that causes concrete or other cement-based materials to harden.
Pervious Concrete - Pervious concrete is a special type of concrete with a high porosity used for concrete flatwork applications that allows water from precipitation and other sources to pass through it, thereby reducing the runoff from a site and recharging ground water levels. And your article reminded me of it. The words that refer to something such as a person, idea, event, thing, place, substance, quantity, animal etc. They tell us the big picture. I loved your examples and illustrations in this post, just been saving them to Pinterest. Trowel - A flat, broad-bladed steel hand tool used to compact the paste layer at the surface and provide a smooth, flat finish. You should gather many concrete specifics in the prewriting steps of invention and discovery.
Hover Trowel - A patented lightweight power trowel developed specifically for precision finishing of epoxy, polymer modified, and cementitious overlay systems. Too much moisture emitted from a slab can affect the performance and bonding of overlays, coatings, and sealers. Superplasticizers — High range water reducer that reduces water content by 12 to 13 percent and can be added to concrete with a low-normal slump and water to cement ratio to make a high flowing slump concrete. Grout - A mixture of cementitious materials and water, with or without aggregate, proportioned to produce a creamy consistency. This also helps us to know that only the concrete nouns that are countable can have plural forms like flower — flowers, brick — bricks, rabbit — rabbits etc. It can be a green velvet La-Z-Boy rocker recliner. Shotblasting - An abrasive blasting method using round iron shot to clean and profile concrete surfaces.
In decorative concrete, joints can also double as delineating design elements in a pattern. For example: Abstract sentence: The girl contacted the police station and stated that she wanted an officer to respond to her house. Causes include: high water cement ratio in the concrete mix, lack of air entrainment, improper finishing, and inadequate curing. Floor polisher - A walk-behind machine used in the production of polished concrete. Introduction Language may be our most powerful tool.
Abstract my mind picture maybe,but you have laid down more concrete facts than anyone I have read. High-pressure water blasting - A process for cleaning or roughening concrete surfaces using a stream of water delivered at high pressure. The key to producing high-quality concrete is to keep the water-cement ratio as low as possible without sacrificing workability. Also called welded wire fabric. Crusting - A condition that occurs when the surface of freshly placed concrete dries too quickly, often due to exposure to direct sun, wind, or high temperatures or with stamped concrete. There are many ways to label or classify language as we learn to better control itby levels, such as formal, informal, colloquial or slang; by tones, such as stiff, pompous, conversational, friendly, direct, impersonal; even by functions, such as noun, verb, adjective.
It's easier to write well when you're closer to knowing what you're talking about. Will not chemically react with concrete like acid stains will. Mitigates the potential for Alkali-Silica Reaction. Penetrating sealers chemically react with the concrete preventing water and salt penetrating down through the concrete. Thus, physiology is an abstract science; but zoology is concrete. Stamping mats - Rigid or semi-flexible polyurethane tools for imprinting stone, slate, brick, and other patterns in stamped concrete surfaces. The sacks on cement needed in a mix are usually specified in either the plans or the specifications of a project.