Ready Mix Concrete

Ready Mix Concrete


Ready Mix Concrete

Significance of Ready Mix Concrete

Raw materials forming concrete are aggregate (fine and coarse), water, cement, chemical and mineral additives. The component materials must not contain any harmful substances that may adversely affect the durability of the ready mix concrete or cause corrosion of the reinforcement and should be suitable for the purpose of use in concrete. Ready mix concrete is an important building material that is obtained by mixing aggregate (sand, gravel, crushed stone), water and some additives in accordance with a certain production technology, which is initially plastic or flowable and can be shaped and hardened by hardening and hardening in time. The fact that reinforced ready mix concrete, which is an artificial material, can maintain its positive properties depends on its permanence. Concrete elements can also deteriorate with environmental effects over time, except for the effect of overloading. Permanent structures are not limited to the selection, design and construction of the right carrier system. At the same time, precautions should be taken to ensure that the structure remains permanent throughout its service life, and attention should be paid to material quality, architectural arrangements, details, quality of work, inspection and maintenance.

 

Components of Ready Mix Concrete

The raw materials forming the concrete are aggregate ( fine and coarse ), water, cement, chemical and mineral additives. The component materials must not contain any harmful substances that may adversely affect the durability of the ready mix concrete or cause corrosion of the reinforcement and should be suitable for the purpose of use in ready mix concrete. The general name of granular materials such as sand, gravel and crushed stone used in Concrete Technology is aggregate. AGGREGATE is an important component in the concrete with a volume of about 75%. Aggregates are divided into two parts as fine and coarse aggregate according to their grain size. Because the role of aggregates in the concrete is very large, the structure, granulometry and hardness of the aggregates to be used in concrete directly affect the concrete. CEMENT: It is a hydraulic binder which is hardened by hydration and is not softened once it is heated with water. And the other important components of ready mix concrete are mixed water and concrete additives.