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High Range Water Reducing Admixture for Concrete

High range water reducing admixture reduces the quantity of mixing water required to produce concrete of a given consistency by 12 % or greater, as per ASTM C 494- C 494M. It is capable of producing great water ...

What is Cellular Concrete? Types and Materials

Cellular concrete is a special engineered concrete manufactured by mixing Portland cement, sand, fly ash, water and pre-formed foam in varied proportions to formĀ a hardened material having an oven-dry density of 50 pounds per cubic foot (PCF) or ...

How to Repair Stamped Concrete?

Stamped concrete is an innovative concrete widely applied for the floor in patios, car porch, driveways and sidewalks. It is extremely docile in nature and can be finished to resemble brick, slate, flagstone, tile, stone, wood and various ...

Viscosity Modifying Admixtures (VMAs) in Concrete

Viscosity Modifying admixtures or VMAs are the admixtures used to change the properties such as viscosity, workability, cohesiveness etc. of fresh concrete. Function of VMA and Applications in different types of concretes are discussed below. Function of Viscosity Modifying Admixture (VMA) ...

Role of Calcium Chloride in Concrete

Calcium chlorides is used as accelerator in hydration process of cement, leading to quick set of concrete and to get high initial strength concrete. Maximum permissible limit of addition of calcium chloride is 2% in flake form.

Blended Cement – Characteristics, Types and Uses

Blended cement can be defined as uniform mix of ordinary Portland cement (OPC) and blending materials such as silica fumes, fly ash, limestone and slag to enhance its properties for different uses. Blended cement can improve workability, strength, durability and ...

15 Types of Admixtures Used in Concrete

Various types of admixtures are used in concrete to enhance the performance of concrete. Concrete admixture is defined as the material other than the aggregate, water and cement added to the concrete. Types of Concrete Admixtures Concrete admixtures are of different types and ...