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What is concrete cube testing?

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Concrete cube testing is the process by which a batch of concrete is tested for strength and durability. This is done by making a cube of concrete in a machine designed to make concrete blocks, curing the concrete and removing it to perform tests at specific time intervals.

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Concrete cubes for testing must be made by someone who is familiar with the process of pouring and tempering concrete. The blocks are moved to a specific testing machine after they have been made and cured for specific periods of time. Pressure is applied to the cubes until they fail. The concrete mixture is marked as a bad batch if the cubes fail before they should or in ways they shouldn't.

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