dry tortugas: Spalling Concrete due to rusting steel - 12/18/09 01:40 AM
     In modern construction the use of steel reinforcement in concrete has become the norm.  It was not always this way.  There are not usually too many problems that arise as a result of doing this as long as the concrete is of good quality and the steel is far enough away from the surface.  The concrete itself creates an environment that “naturally” protects the concrete from corrosion.  If a pathway for water and other corrosive elements like salt can find there way to the steel, rusting can then happen.  As steel rusts, the oxides build up on the surface causing … (29 comments)

dry tortugas: Dry Turtles! Florida Keys and the Dry Tortugas - 12/17/09 06:34 AM
     My Sweetie and I recently made a trip to the Florida Keys----including the Dry Tortugas National Park.  A single blog post can not possibly cover all the things we did, but I do want to do at least two or three posts on some of the more impressive aspects of the trip.  Other details will likely come out in comments and/or Wordless Wednesday pictures in the future.

     Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the trip was our visit to the Dry Tortugas.  I am by no means a “historian” and have little interest in merely recapping the small … (25 comments)

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