🕑 Reading time: 1 minuteConcrete chemicals or admixtures are materials other than cement, aggregate and water that are added to concrete either before or during its mixing to alter its properties, such as workability, curing temperature range, set time or color. Some concrete admixtures have been in use for a very long time in concrete construction, such as calcium chloride to provide a cold-weather setting concrete.
Types of Concrete Chemicals (Admixtures) and ApplicationsBased on their functions, admixtures can be classified into the following five major categories:
- Retarding admixtures
- Accelerating admixtures
- Water reducing admixtures
- Air-entraining admixtures