Different Concrete Forms

Concrete is a mixture that can be malleable and plastic if it is freshly mixed however the great thing about a concrete mixture is how it becomes durable when left to dry or harden. 

Concrete is a mixture that can be malleable and plastic if it is freshly mixed however the great thing about a concrete mixture is how it becomes durable when left to dry or harden. 

The durability and strength of concrete along with its affordability made it become a vital part of infrastructure. You cannot build a building like house, hospitals, schools, airports and roads without concrete.  

When it comes to construction, we often interchange the terms concrete with the term cement. Cement is not the same as concrete, it is actually a concrete’s ingredient. Cement is a fine powder which is mixed with water, gravel, grind stone and sand and through these mixtures a concrete is formed.  

So, what are the forms of concrete? 

  1. Ready Mixed 

When it comes to concrete forms, this form is the most common. This form of concrete actually composes almost three fourths of all the concrete forms. This form of concrete is locally batched and is delivered through trucks that have revolving drums that you often see on the road.  

2. Precast 

This form of concrete is cast from factories. When it comes to quality precast concrete goes through quality control in production plants. The products from precast concrete include bricks, stones, girders for bridges, panels for walls and even concrete for structural purposes.  

3. Cement Based 

This form of concrete is best used when building dams and pavements. This form of concrete does not basically define how a concrete should be in form however it has qualities that are very similar to concrete.  

4. Fibers or Special Aggregates 

When it comes to the latest technology, there is a more advanced for of concrete and that is concrete that has fibers and or special aggregates as a part of its mixture. This form of concrete s responsible for the roofing materials you have in your home or those you see in the market. If ever you see tiles for roofing purposes or shingles, countertops or lap siding, then you are actually seeing a form of advanced concrete that has fibers and special aggregates for the purpose of durability. 

The durability of concrete highly depends on the aggregate and the cement that is used in the mixture. Moreover, the ratio between water and cement also adds in to the equation of a concrete’s durability. However, with regards to the forms of concrete, we can clearly see that even with different aggregates, concrete still does its work and purpose in construction and infrastructure like buildings, dams and roads to pipes, paviours, drains and kerbs.  

If ever you want to build a home or start a small business building from scratch you will surely need concrete to do so. Concrete Corpus Christi s a company that can help you with your concrete needs whether it is for residential or commercial. This company is composed of trained professionals that will surely help you with your concrete needs. Connect with them today and have your concrete needs addressed to.