What is Air Entrainment?
Definition of Air Entrainment in Construction
Air entrainment is the insertion of air bubbles into concrete to create a more durable product that has less cracking and better wear capabilities. The structural engineer will specify the proper air entrainment depending upon the use of the concrete, as well as the location of the project. Air entrainment has become very technical, and its use has become very common. Engineers will have different opinions regarding the proper amount of air entrainment that should be incorporated within certain design mixes for the concrete on a project. Air entrainment will reduce the effects of deterioration on the surfaces of concrete pavement and walkways.