Alkali-silica reaction (ASR) is a major concrete durability problem. The occurrence of ASR results in significant maintenance and reconstruction costs to concrete infrastructures all over the world. Ever since Stanton (1940) discovered the expansive characteristics of ASR in 1940, there has been much speculation as to the cause and actual mechanism of expansion. Current market solutions are not always sustainable, such as hauling non-reactive aggregates or fly ash from long distance; or use of Li-based chemical admixture that is facing challenge of raw material‘s availability. The current article will present a patent pending technology which provides a commercial solution for mitigating the ASR. The ASR mitigating effect of this technology is compared with lithium, calcium, and aluminum salts, and densified silica fume.
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