Bespoke Concrete Solutions
By combining concrete technology with extensive knowledge and expertise on the different concrete components and their interactions, CEMIX not only manufactures concrete, but also creates bespoke concrete solutions for its customers.
Contact us today to discuss how our concrete technologists can design and produce the custom concrete solution tailored to your project needs.
Building & Housing
Self-Compacting Concrete is a highly fluid concrete that moves under its weight to spread into place. With no need for vibration or other types of finishing labour, this type of concrete easily pours past congested reinforcement and rebar as a result of super plasticizers, all the while still upholding standard durability requirements and strength characteristics as traditional concrete designs.
Lightweight Concrete is for specific applications. Regular performance based concrete conforms to the structural requirements for building foundations, floor slabs, beams and most building applications.
This high performance concrete offers durability combined with low maintenance qualities and resistance to harsh conditions. It is specifically designed to conform to a set of standards above those of the most common applications. Its uses and applications includes structures, bridges and industrial applications.
Fibre Reinforced Concrete
Fibre-Reinforced concrete is, as the name suggests, uses added fibre for improved strength. Fibre-reinforced concrete contains fibrous material that increases its structural integrity. It contains short discrete fibres that are uniformly distributed and randomly oriented to control cracking due to plastic shrinkage and to drying shrinkage.
At CEMIX we offer two types of fibres, Fibrestrand 100 and Tuf Strand SF.
- Fiberstrand 100 is a monofilament polypropylene micro-fiber for concrete reinforcement that complies with ASTM C 1116, Standard Specification for Fiber Reinforced Concrete and Shotcrete, and is specifically designed to help mitigate the formation of plastic shrinkage cracking in concrete.
- Tuf Strand SF “structural fibers” are a patented, self-fibrillating polypropylene / polyethylene blended synthetic macro-fiber successfully used to replace steel fibers, welded wire mesh and conventional reinforcing bars in a wide variety of applications. TUF STRAND SF fibers comply with ASTM C1116, Standard Specification for Fiber Reinforced Concrete and Shotcrete, and are specifically designed to provide equivalent tensile and bending resistance to conventional reinforcement requirements. Concrete reinforced with TUF-STRAND SF will have three dimensional reinforcing with enhanced flexural toughness, impact and abrasion resistance and will also help mitigate the formation of plastic shrinkage cracking in concrete.
Roads & Pavements
Our concrete for roads, driveways and pavements requires little maintenance and provides lasting durability. Additionally, the concrete’s light reflectivity can be harnessed to reduce the energy for street lighting and decreases the “urban heat island effect”.
Ideal for swimming pools, water tanks and basement walls, our waterproofed concrete is produced with the inclusion of crystalline admixtures that maintain water impermeability for the entire life of the structure.
When combined with water and concrete, the admixture reacts with un-hydrated cement particles to form millions of needle-like crystals. Over weeks and months, these crystals grow, filling the naturally occurring pores and voids in the concrete, permanently blocking the pathways for water and waterborne contaminants. If cracks form later due to settling or shrinkage, incoming water will trigger the crystallization process and additional crystals begin to grow, filling cracks and ensuring that the structure’s waterproofing barrier is maintained and protected.
In addition to filling the pores and capillaries of the concrete matrix with crystals, the admixture enhances the natural hydration process by intensifying and prolonging the hydration of the cementing materials. This reduces the size and number of capillary pores within the concrete matrix, making it dramatically less porous and improving strength & durability characteristics.