Report: Cracks at Texas stadium "typical of concrete that is poorly cured"

03/13/2014 | KXAS-TV (Dallas-Fort Worth)

The concrete cracks that shut down Allen High School's $60 million football stadium in Texas were caused by "drying shrinkage of the concrete" and are "typical of concrete that is poorly cured," according to a report by Nelson Architectural Engineers. "The cracking has decreased the service life of the structure and potentially decreased its structural capacity," the report indicated. Four possible solutions are included in the report; the most expensive one would require demolition of the stadium's concourse, while the other three are recommendations are more temporary in nature.

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