Roller Compacted Concrete

Roller compacted concrete (RCC) is an innovative, value engineered pavement, combining the strength and durability of concrete with ease of construction of an asphalt.

What Is Roller Compacted Concrete?

CEM-Pave RCC is simple, fast and economical to install as it doesn’t contain any steel reinforcement, neither does it require formwork or finishing. Significant savings of up to 30% can be achieved over a traditional pavement construction.

The high strength of an RCC pavement eliminates common problems that have traditionally been associated with other pavement types. CEM-Pave RCC is more resistant to rutting, is capable of withstanding heavy concentrated loads and is immune to low or high temperature extremes.

The basic ingredients of CEM-Pave RCC are the same as for conventional concrete: sand, aggregates, cement, and water, however the quantities are different. Mix designs may vary based on the job application. RCC is a zero slump concrete mix that is placed using standard asphalt pavers and compacted with 10 ton rollers similar to the way hot mix asphalt is placed.

Benefits

  • Cost effective - lower installation and maintenance costs than asphalt
  • Rapid Construction - Fastest speed of construction due to paving installed in thicker layers
  • Durable - Long service life with minimal maintenance
  • Hard Wearing & Sustainable - high load carrying ability and supports sustainable development
  • Fast Setting - early strength gain makes it open to light traffic within hours and can be open to heavy traffic within 1 to 2 days
  • Economical solution that doesn't require as much ongoing maintenance as asphalt.

Applications - Where Can Roller Compacted Concrete Be Used?

Roller compacted concrete can be designed to have high flexural, compressive, and shear strengths, which allow it to support heavy, repetitive loads without failure. As a result it can be used in a variety of applications, including port facilities, industrial roads & parks, airport taxiways & hard standing, military applications as well as car parks.

More About Roller Compacted Concrete

Since each project requires a mix design developed using locally available aggregates, CEMEX can work with you to develop the appropriate mix design for the application. CEMEX Paving Solutions offer a wide range of pavement options to our clients and always deliver with a high degree of professionalism and outstanding customer service.

CEMEX Paving Solutions promote client involvement at the earliest possible stage in order to derive the maximum possible benefits for every project, please contact us on our Helpline or request a quote:

Case Studies & Videos

Roller Compacted Concrete - Tilbury docks
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Roller compacted Concrete - CEM-Pave Pro
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Roller Compacted Concrete - NRS Wastecare
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Roller Compacted Concrete Vs Asphalt
Benefits of RCC Over Asphalt

Roller Compacted Concrete Vs Asphalt

Check out our useful infographic to understand the benefits of using roller compacted concrete.


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Want to know more?

Call our product support helpline on 0800 667 827 for more information or download one of our brochures to find out more about the types of concrete on offer.