Industrial / Civil Concrete Solutions
CEMEX offer a complete range of technically advanced readymix concrete designs that are suitable for a number of civil and industrial applications.
Our concrete is more sustainable, stronger and easier to work with. Its versatility makes it the key to profitability for more and more construction projects around the UK, from large pours and slabs in buildings to bridges, tunnels, marine structures and more.
Replacing a percentage of the cement with Ground Granulated Blast furnace Slag (GGBS) or Fly Ash produces a significantly less permeable concrete with improved resistance to aggressive conditions as well as improved handling and placing.
Water Reducing Admixtures (WRA’s)
Admixtures are materials added to concrete during the mixing process to modify its properties in the fresh and hardened state. The addition of a WRA (also called plasticiser) produces a stronger and more durable concrete without the need for high cement contents.
High Range Water Reducing Admixtures (HRWR’s)
HRWRA’s (also called Superplasticisers) are used to produce concretes with a high consistence without the need for additional water, they are also used for the production of high strength concrete.
Air Entraining Agents (AEA’s)
These admixtures produce evenly distributed minute air bubbles throughout the concrete to give a durable concrete resistant to freeze/thaw damage.
These products are used to generate high volumes of air in a mix, typically 15% to 25% although up to 70% is attainable using a preformed foam. The resulting concrete has a relatively low strength but is extremely fluid.
CEMEX Readymix offer specially designed mixes suitable for pumping, the height and length to be reached should be specified to the pump hire company as this will determine the size of pump to be supplied.
Metakaolin and microsilica concretes provide considerably enhanced performance characteristics, including improved durability and strength as well as greater mix stability.