WONDER #403: Why Do Sidewalks Have Lines?

Question 1 of 3

The technical term for sidewalk lines is what?

  1. contraction joints
  2. concrete grooves
  3. pavement depressions
  4. cement cracks

Question 2 of 3

What chemical process causes cement, water, crushed rock, and sand to bond together and harden to form concrete?

  1. bonding
  2. hydration
  3. solidification
  4. gasification

Question 3 of 3

Which of the following is something builders use to place contraction joints in fresh concrete?

  1. saws
  2. special grooving tools
  3. zip-strips
  4. all of the above

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