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How to use Concrete with other materials for construction projects?

21Jun

Most of construction projects use concrete mixing with other materials, such as sand, plaster, mortar. The different proportion of these materials have different strength and used for different projects.

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How to use Concrete with other materials for construction projects?
Large batches: use only common cement complying with SANS 50197
Low-strength concrete suitable for: house foundations
To make 1 cubic metre of concrete you will need: 5,8 bags cement + 0,65 cubic metres sand + 0,65 cubic metres stone
Medium-strength concrete suitable for: house floors, footpaths and driveways
To make 1 cubic metre of concrete you will need: 7,7 bags cement + 0,62 cubic metres sand + 0,62 cubic metres stone.
High-strength concrete suitable for: precast concrete, heavy-duty floors
To make 1 cubic metre of concrete you will need: 9,2 bags cement + 0,60 cubic metres sand + 0,60 cubic metres stone.

small batches: use containers such as buckets, drums or tins.
Use the same size of container for measuring all the materials in a batch.
Use only common cement complying with SANS 50197
low-strength concrete;medium-strength concrete;high-strength concrete

The concrete materials are main divided into three grade products, low strength, medium strength and high strength used for different projects, you can choose suitable products.


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