The History of Concrete

What is concrete? Concrete is a commonly used construction composite generally made from varying types of dry, chemically inert, fine particles of sand, gravel, ash, shale, stone, and/or clay (also known as aggregate). The materials that compose concrete bond together by another fluid material called cement. Cement comes in different forms, but it is commonly a mixture of lime, calcium …

What is Fiber-Reinforced Concrete?

Fiber-reinforced concrete is a concrete mixture that has small, discrete, uniformly integrated fiber material segments throughout to increase its durability. Concrete is not considered fiber reinforced if large segments of materials are used to increase its structural integrity, such as steel meshes, steel rods, and woven fabric materials. Fiber-Reinforcement from Antiquity to Contemporary Culture Concrete with integrated fibers for reinforcement …

The Differences Between Self-Consolidating and Conventional Concrete

The Differences Between Self-Consolidating and Conventional Concrete Conventional concrete and self-consolidating concrete differ in several ways. Each one has specific uses based on its composition and properties. Conventional Concrete Conventional Concrete, also known as normal concrete or conventional vibrated concrete (CVC), is a dense aggregate mix that requires mechanical vibrations and/or poking to remove air pockets that become trapped during …

Cement Grout and Its Uses

Cement Grout and Its Uses

Cement Tiling Grout Versus Cement Injection and Compaction Grout Tiling grout is often manually applied, usually with the assistance of a trowel and rubber grout float. Tile projects require tiling grout to adhere the tiles to surfaces and seal the spaces between the individual tiles. Tiling grout is probably the most commonly recognized grout application, but tiling grout projects are …