Concrete Industry Position Statements

The ASCC Technical Committee regularly produces position statements that cover topics of major interest regarding building with concrete to those in the concrete industry.

Many of the positions ASCC has taken relate to actual job site issues within the concrete industry. ASCC’s position statements have received widespread distribution amongst those in the concrete industry via a number of trade magazines, events and more.

ASCC’s position statements cover a number of issues related to building with concrete, including stances on crack repair, balcony drainage, discharge time requirements and more.

The ASCC publishes its position statements to promote the awareness of issues to the industry.

The information contained in these position statements is neither exhaustive nor exclusive to all circumstances that may occur when building with concrete. The relevance and implementation of these position statements can be affected by variables such as human resources guidelines, state and federal statutes, rule or regulations as well as environmental conditions. 

The ASCC strongly recommends the concrete industry consider these recommendations including the applicability of them to any particular circumstance working or building with concrete. The ASCC reserves the right to rescind or modify these position statements at any given time.

Purchase ASCC Position Statements

ASCC’s Position Statements are available for sale in the ASCC bookstore to members and non-members alike interested in ASCC’s stance on particular issues within the concrete industry. A listing of available Position Statements follows.

To purchase one of the following Position Statements, click here. For more information on How to Use Position Statements, click here.

No. Position Statements
Complete Bundle of Statements (#'s 1-43)
1 Hard Trowel Finish on Air-entrained Concrete
2 Location of Rolled Welded-Wire Fabric in Concrete
3 Coatings that Affect Bond to Reinforcement
4 Trowel Marks on Concrete Floors
5 Specifications for Crack Repair
6 Division 3 versus Division 9 Floor Flatness Tolerances
7 Birdbaths on Concrete Slab
8 Bugholes in Formed Concrete
9 Slab Thickness Tolerances
10 Moisture-Sensitive Floor Coverings on Concrete Slabs
11 Appearance Requirements for Concrete Slabs
12 Responsibility for Buying Concrete
13 Use of ACI Committee Reports and Guides in Project Specifications
14 Anchor Bolt Tolerances
15 Setting Time Expectations for Hard-Trowel Finishing
16 Referee Test for Flexural Strength Acceptance
17 Free Fall of Concrete
18 Concrete Tolerance Coordination
19 Balcony Drainage
20 Testing Fresh Concrete at Point of Delivery
21 Contractor Value Engineering
22 Reverse Auction Bidding
23 Contraction Joints in Elevated Slabs
24 Tolerances for Suspended Concrete Slabs
25 Floor Finishing Specifications
26 Misuses of the Moisture-Vapor Emission Test
27 Formed Surface Requirements for Waterproofed Walls
28 Retarded Setting
29 Crack in Slabs on Ground
30 Slab Curling
31 Calcium Chloride
32 Concrete Discharge Time Requirements
33 Cracks In Structural Concrete
34 Who Pays For Additional Testing
35 The Effect of Curling on Floor Flatness
36 The Effect of Deflection on Floor Flatness
37 Open-Graded Base Courses for Slabs-on-Ground
38 Topping Slabs over Prestressed Members
39 Concrete Floor Slabs on Cambered Structural Steel
40 Protection of Concrete Work
41 Limit on Requirements
42 ACI Reference Specifications
43 Concrete Industry Tolerances for ADA/ABA Work
Decorative Concrete Position Statements
1 Appearance Requirements for Colored Concrete Slabs
2 Base Preparation for Slabs on Grade
3 Preconstruction Meeting for Acid Stained Floors
4 Curing Decorative Concrete
5 Jointing and Crack Control in Decorative Concrete Applications
6 Efflorescence and Colored Concrete
7 Responsibility for Moisture Testing Concrete Floors
DC Position Statements CURRENTLY BEING REVISED - Contact ASCC #866-788-2722