Small dosage, big impact on water consumption

 

Concrete is the most common construction material used in the world. Admixtures are chemicals added in very small amounts to concrete. In terms of active chemical this equates to less than 0.10% in a typical concrete mix. Even at this low dosage they have a powerful effect on a range of concrete properties. The use of admixtures optimizes a concrete mix, improving properties including strength and durability as well as helping to reduce its environmental impact.

Sika Solution: Admixtures for reduced water consumption for concrete

Water-reducing admixtures can be used to lower water consumption for concrete up to 40%. This reduction in water/cement ratio gives concrete a significant durability enhancement and a substantial strength increase at both early and later stages. Admixtures enhance the effectiveness of the cement component, so that for one cubic meter of concrete less cement and water is needed.

Sika admixtures enhance the effectiveness of the cement component, so that for one cubic meter of concrete less cement and water is needed.