Why choose SCC?
- SCC can be placed at a fast rate resulting in faster placement times.
- Quicker turnaround of forms due to earlier strength gain.
- More uniform surface finish reduces remedial surface work after the fact
- Restricted areas or areas congested with steel. Or where traditional concrete, even with the use of super plasticizers can’t go, SCC will flow.
- Improves pumpability and uniformity of cast-in-place concrete by doing away with any means of vibration
- Increases jobsite safety by being able to place concrete with fewer people and less equipment
- Reduction in jobsite noise pollution by eliminating noisy vibrators, generators and/or other methods of consolidating
- Reduction in man hours and overall jobsite material cost reduction
Self Consolidating Concrete
Self Consolidating concrete can be defined as a highly flowable, non-segregating concrete that has the ability to spread by its own weight while filling the formwork and encasing the reinforcement without any form of mechanical consolidation.
APPLICATIONS FOR SCC:
- Slab – on grade / suspended
- Floor Leveling – <4” & >1” (some restrictions and/or limitations apply)
- Architectural finished / Exposed surfaced
- Tight or intricate formwork and/or congested reinforcement
- Where traditional concrete can’t go, SCC will flow!!!
- Self-Consolidating Concrete increases the finishability while at the same time reducing remedial work and placement costs. It can be pressure pumped resulting in less work and can lower overall labour.
- SCC can be placed at a faster rate with little to no vibration required resulting in a dramatic savings in placement and labour costs.
- Challenging designs thought to be impossible can now be achieved with SCC. Due to its fluidity, SCC can flow into inaccessible heavy congested reinforcement easier than traditional concrete.