As versatile as the possibilities
The type of concrete that is used depends solely on the intended purpose. Customers often come to us with specific product requests. And here in many cases, our expert advice helps to ensure that recipes and properties are ideally tailored to the particular requirements. That’s the difference between a developer and just a producer.
As a rule, “normal concrete” refers to a dry bulk density of minimum 2 kg/dm³ and maximum 2.8 kg/dm³. Concrete with lower density is called “lightweight concrete”, and with higher density “heavyweight concrete”.
Normal concrete can be found practically wherever concrete is being used in structural and civil engineering. Depending on the specific recipe, concrete can also be used for road maintenance and construction, while its hydraulic properties make it ideal at and under water.
Bored pile concrete is the material of choice for the construction of tunnels, for shoring up excavation pits, for bracing existing structures, for structure foundations or constructing bridge foundations. Its special benefits include high plasticity and fluidity.
Bored pile concrete is injected into predrilled earth cavities. The tensile strength of the concrete can be substantially increased when reinforced with steel or reinforcement steel.
Concrete offers many advantages when used in road construction. It stands out with extreme dimensional stability and deformation resistance as well as its noise abatement properties. Road concrete also always retains its grip even when wet. Concrete can be recycled and is deemed to be sustainable from an ecological point of view.
Road concrete consists of the basic components cement, aggregate and water, with the specific recipe being adapted to the intended purpose. Chemical additives are added as air-entraining agents that make the concrete particularly resistant to even extreme temperature fluctuations and weather conditions.
Steel fibre concrete stands out with high tensile strength, achieved by integrating steel, wire or metal during production. This process also warrants effective protection from cracks in the concrete surface. Steel fibre concrete is therefore the construction material of choice for projects that need particularly impervious structures due to strict environmental and water protection requirements.
Construction with concrete blocks can be appropriate in situations where it is not possible to use cast concrete. Concrete blocks are highly flexible in construction and extremely robust. They are shaped in the required size during the production process, with bumps and dents on the top and bottom so that they can be stacked. This system permits almost unlimited possible use and is suitable for both temporary and permanent structures.