When working with cement, it is vital you take into account the different methods of concrete mix estimating and how to calculate concrete quantities. This will ensure your project lasts a lifetime.
To ensure that your mix produces best results, you need to use a power packed cement, like PPC Cement with extra strength. Because it has extra strength it makes more concrete than other regular general purpose cements. So you will achieve more for less.
PPC SUREBUILD CEM II 42.5 N – This is a general purpose cement for building and civil engineering work. PPC SUREBUILD Cement 42,5 N with extra strength, gives you more concrete than regular 32,5 general purpose cements.
PPC OPC CEM I 52.5 N - For use in structural concrete and ready mix concrete and where high early strength is needed. PPC OPC Cement 52,5 N with extra strength gives more yield than regular cements.
When mixing materials, it is important to know the correct ratios that allow for accurate concrete mix estimating. Below is a breakdown of how to batch and mix different materials:
Estimating concrete quantities can prove challenging and it’s vital to produce the correct mix for your project. Below is a simple table of best practice amounts and guidelines on how to better calculate concrete quantities.
For all concrete work add sufficient water to make a plastic, workable mix. The addition of too much mixing water will cause segregation and weaken the mix.
For more advice on cement please ask your PPC Cement stockist or call the PPC toll-free help line: 0800 CEMENT (236 368)- SA only.
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