District 6 has had a lingering problem of low cylinder-strengths. This report describes, in detail, an ensuing investigation which incorporated the use of identical materials of concretes used in District 6 and analyses of cylinder data, in situ concrete cores, and laboratory mixtures. The investigation revealed that a high percent of the in situ concrete is sound and reliable, and that aggregate type and (or) air content were not the cause for the low cylinder-strengths. The quality of making, storing, and curing the cylinders were the reasons for low-strength.

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