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Self consolidating concrete (SCC) - eaadams - 09-17-2011 02:07 PM
If it is true that SCC has lower permeability than normal concrete, does this mean it dry's slower?
Thus resulting in less curling? Or are shrinkage reducing admixtures still greatly needed?
Certainly looks to me that SCC can't be used over a sand blotter layer... which seems like a very good thing for Div 9 people.
Is SCC to be tested differently for moisture?
Do moisture sealing companies treat SCC differently?
Any other things I should know?
Amazing stuff to see on YouTube about SCC.
I think concrete construction is doing an issue on it. That is the current poll on: http://www.concreteconstruction.net/
RE: Self consolidating concrete (SCC) - eaadams - 09-17-2011 03:46 PM
Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 31, Issue 2, February 2001, Pages 193-198
RE: Self consolidating concrete (SCC) - CC Solutions - 09-18-2011 09:23 AM
I never came across the stuff myself. I'll look into it to see how I would be affected in the mitigation biz....
RE: Self consolidating concrete (SCC) - rthompson - 09-28-2011 05:37 PM
SSC concrete is a low w/c ratio highly plasticized concrete. It is amazing how it flows and yet the coarse aggregate still remains suspended. The heavy pours do not need to be vibrated like normal concrete. It does dry faster than normal concrete because of the low w/c ratio and less water.
RE: Self consolidating concrete (SCC) - Ernesto - 09-28-2011 08:14 PM
I bet it is not used in residential applications. How would a guy even know by looking at it? The GC probably does not even know unless the architect told him. And even then would he tell you?
This is where residential and commercial are distinctly different.
I would also like to know if the normal testing is even accurate.
RE: Self consolidating concrete (SCC) - CC Solutions - 09-29-2011 08:29 AM
Good question Stephen, I've never seen it. It has to be expensive!
RE: Self consolidating concrete (SCC) - eaadams - 09-29-2011 05:48 PM
Small demo: http://youtu.be/M38gamAlxt0
Big job in Toronto - 15,000 cubic feet: http://youtu.be/KVIUBF4a2Vk
What is a Superplasticizer: http://youtu.be/CSZxjQwDKF0
RE: Self consolidating concrete (SCC) - Ernesto - 09-29-2011 07:42 PM
Hey, ea, thanks for that link. I've been looking into doing some concrete countertops for my house. There was one on youtube on the right with the superplasticizer.
It's gives you a really good idea of how the superplasticizers works. Check it out!
RE: Self consolidating concrete (SCC) - eaadams - 09-29-2011 08:23 PM
W/C of 0.35 hahah that is awesome.
RE: Self consolidating concrete (SCC) - CC Solutions - 09-30-2011 08:15 AM
Pretty cool video of superplasticizer in action!
I did a concrete counter top in my bar. I just ground it and exposed aggregate and inset a rope light around the outside edge. The whole 10' long top cost me about $35. LOL