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High Strength and High Performance Concrete Properties

While they may sound like they go hand-in-hand, high strength and high performance concrete are two separate entities that don’t always correlate with each other. These types of concrete have different properties that make them suitable for different applications and projects, and in this piece, the team at iMix will detail what these properties are and how they might be useful. High strength concrete First, we’ll look at high strength concrete. It can be difficult to truly define ‘high strength’ concrete because the benchmark for what is a ‘high’ or ‘low’ level strength has changed over the years. In the 1950s,…

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High Strength Concrete vs Normal Concrete

Choosing the right concrete for your construction project is a crucial task, and one that can be difficult for those without specialist knowledge of the many variations of the material. High strength concrete is one such variation, but what makes it better than normal concrete? iMix are here to tell you. Durability Concrete in general is a hard-wearing material, but normal concrete can suffer if it is exposed to prolonged heavy usage. High strength concrete boasts a greater resilience than normal concrete, which means it lasts longer in even the most busy environments – warehouses, car parks, etc. Its strength also…

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Why You Shouldn’t Use Recycled Concrete

In almost every other context, using recycled materials is something to be encouraged and praised. However, when it comes to concrete, the use of recycled concrete is not advised, and the team at iMix are going to explain why you should steer clear of repurposing the material. Age If concrete is available to be repurposed, the likelihood is that it has been in use for many years as part of a different structure. New buildings are rarely demolished – it’s often old and unsightly tower blocks, or buildings that have been found to be unsafe. That means that any concrete available…

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The Pros and Cons of Concrete Flooring

Used around the world in commercial, industrial and domestic properties, concrete floors enjoy huge popularity, but what exactly are the benefits to having this surface? And what, if any, drawbacks are there to opting for concrete flooring? In this piece, the iMix team will look into the pros and cons of concrete flooring to help you make a decision. Concrete Pros Durability One of the key benefits of a concrete floor is its durability. It will last for years on end thanks to its ability to withstand heavy loads – that’s why concrete is used for things like driveways, too. The…

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Why Do We Use High Strength Concrete?

It might seem obvious as to why construction companies use high strength concrete – after all, isn’t all concrete high strength? Actually, there are many different types of concrete available for construction projects, and some are much stronger than others. But what exactly are the benefits of using high strength concrete over its counterparts? In this blog, the iMix team will detail why we use it and what it brings to our work. More for less One of the key benefits of high strength concrete is the fact that it reduces the overall amount of concrete required. This is due to…

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