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What You Should Know About Concrete Admixtures & When to Use Them August 14, 2017

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What You Should Know About Concrete Admixtures & When to Use Them, Windham, Connecticut

No matter what type of construction project you’re working on, it’s almost certain that you’ll encounter concrete at some point. More specifically, concrete admixtures are an important part of creating the right type of concrete mix for the location and utility prospects of your project. Concrete admixtures are used to modify concrete before or during the mixing process. More often than not, admixtures are used to shield the concrete from things like extreme temperatures or sudden weather conditions that may arise during construction. Admixtures essentially make the concrete more manageable to work with.

concreteThere are a handful of different concrete admixtures that can be used depending on the application. If your project is under a time constraint, you’ll want to use an accelerating admixture. Projects being done in an abnormally warm climate or the middle of a hot summer will incorporate a retarding admixture into the concrete process while cold weather projects will require air-entraining admixtures. Finally, if you’re in need of an incredibly workable and easy-to-use concrete, you’ll want to consider a water-reductive admixture as this will reduce the concrete’s water content and increase its strength, making it easier to work with. 

If you’re still unsure as to whether or not your project will require an admixture in addition to your concrete or what type of admixture will best suit the project’s specific logistics, you’ll need to speak with your local concrete experts. Not only should you determine what type of admixture and concrete you should use, but also how much you’ll need to finish your project, how you should use it, and when to apply it.

 

If you’re in the market for concrete admixtures, concrete blocks, or just some advice on cement in Windham, CT, it’s time to call the team at Builder’s Concrete East. With all of the products you and your contractor need to complete the cement work yourselves, you can rely on this group of knowledgeable concrete experts to show you exactly how to get it done. Visit them online or give them a call at (860) 456-4111  Sales or dispatch 860-456-1787.

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