Ready mix concrete is an essential construction material, providing the strength and durability to support large structures. However, selecting the right additives for ready mix concrete can be a challenging task. With the wide variety of options available, it can be difficult to identify which additives will best meet your specific project requirements. In this blog, we’ll take a look at the different types of additives available and discuss the factors to consider when choosing the right ones for your project.
We Select the Right Additives for Your Concrete
As construction projects become increasingly complex, so too does the necessity for the right ready-mix concrete. At West London Concrete, we understand that the concrete you choose for your project can make or break the success of the entire project. That’s why we always make sure to offer only the best quality pre-mixed concrete, specifically tailored to your project’s specific needs.
But one of the most important factors in choosing the right ready-mix concrete is often overlooked; the selection of the right additives. Different types of additives can be used to modify the properties of the concrete, and these additives can have a huge impact on the performance of the finished product.
Let’s take a closer look at the different types of additives available, and how they can be used to modify the properties of your ready-mix concrete.
1) The first type of additive is air-entraining agents. These are used to help improve the workability of the concrete, and reduce the amount of water required in the mix. Air-entraining agents can also help to reduce the risk of damage due to frost heave and shrinkage cracking.
2) The second type of additive is waterproofing agents. These are used to help keep water out of the mix, and reduce the risk of water damage and corrosion. Waterproofing agents can also help to improve the durability and strength of the concrete.
3) The third type of additive is chemical admixtures. These additives are used to modify the properties of the concrete, and can be used to improve the strength, durability, and workability of the finished product. Chemical admixtures can also be used to improve the performance of the finished product when exposed to higher temperatures.
4) Finally, we have the fourth type of additive; supplementary cementitious materials. These materials are added to the mix to help improve the performance of the concrete, and can include things like fly ash, silica fume, and blast furnace slag.
At West London Concrete, we understand that choosing the right additives for your ready-mix concrete can be a tricky task. That’s why our team of experienced professionals is here to help you select the best possible combination of additives for your project. Whether you’re looking for air-entraining agents, waterproofing agents, chemical admixtures, or supplementary cementitious materials, our team can help you make the right choice for your project.
If you have any questions about selecting the right additives for your ready-mix concrete, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team. We’re here to help you make the right choice for your project and ensure that you get the best quality concrete!