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.
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 means it is more resistant to accidents that might cause damage to other, lower-strength concrete.
The stronger the concrete, the stronger the structure. That sounds obvious, but let’s look at this in more detail. One of the main reasons this concrete is stronger is that it’s not porous; porous concrete can become hollow over time, which can cause the concrete to weaken, presenting a danger to the integrity of the structure and the safety of those within it. Stronger concrete is more resistant to harsh weather conditions, too, so it’s ideal for buildings in areas that often suffer inclement weather.
If you have strong concrete, you don’t need as much concrete. With high-strength concrete, less of the material is needed for structures like footings, columns and foundations, which means you don’t need to spend as much. Furthermore, it’s also good for saving space, as there’s less material required. For a durable, reliable concrete for projects where space is at a premium, high-strength concrete should be first on your list.
As you can see, there are several benefits to the usage of high-strength concrete. If you’d like extra resilience and durability from your material, then opt for a high-strength version. Of course, normal concrete has its own benefits but it cannot match the hard-wearing nature of high strength concrete.
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