The Best Types of Concrete for Commercial Jobs

by | Oct 29, 2018

When it comes to completing a commercial construction project, the quality of the end result starts with choosing the right material. At Knight’s, we understand the importance of using the right materials to get the job done in a way that exceeds expectations. Whether it’s our concrete precasts or our redi-mix solutions, we always use the right type of concrete for the job.

There are many ways to classify concrete, but here are the basic variants of concrete and how using them the right way can optimize your project results.

Plain Concrete

Otherwise known as medium-density concrete, this standardized mix is most commonly used for pavement, building construction, and septic drainage units. It is also commonly used for dams. The material is characterized by its optimal balance of weight per square meter and tensile strength, resulting in long-term durability. The mixture typically consists of sand, water, and coarse aggregates such as river rock or gravel.

Lightweight Concrete

The purpose of lightweight concrete is often more specialized than plain concrete. The mixture uses materials such as clay, pumice, and various artificial materials to produce a lower density concrete. The lower density results in less thermal conductivity, which makes lightweight concrete well-suited for thermal insulation in steel building construction. The low weight and sufficient strength also makes this type of concrete ideal for long bridges.

High-Density Concrete

This material is used for specialty projects that require a heavier mix of concrete, most often nuclear power plants. The mix is made using crushed rocks and other coarse aggregates to achieve the higher weight per square meter. The main purpose of this material is to block harmful radiation waves on sites such as nuclear power plants or other commercial structures that produce dangerous radiation.

Our Concrete Mixes

When it comes to the services we offer, we make sure to use the right concrete for any job we do. Our precast molds are made using a balanced mix of plain concrete in a highly controlled setting for ensure the mold you need for any job is sound. We make sure the mix we use consists of materials that will result in the right strength and density you need. We also make sure the mold you recieve is tailored to your exact specifications.

Our Redi-Mix is made at our manufacturing site with an intentional blend of the best materials that will result in the right concrete for your job. We are well-versed in how to mix concrete for different results, so you can count on our experts to deliver a Redi-Mix truck with exactly what you need inside.

When you need concrete services for your construction site or special project, don’t hesitate to contact Knight’s for high-quality precasts and specialty mixes for any job.

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