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Make Concerete Better with Waterproofing Admixtures

March, 05, 2015

Concrete is one of the most widely used construction materials in the world and its usage is expected to keep on increasing. Admixtures are a type of chemicals that are added to concrete while mixing to modify its properties and make it better and stronger. Concrete in itself is a very strong mixture but the addition of admixtures makes it stronger, durable, waterproof, and resistant to all kinds of weathering processes. The best quality admixtures should be used to get the best results.


Major Reasons for Using Admixtures


What are Waterproofing Admixtures?

Admixtures are an important component of concrete. As already discussed admixtures in combination with cement, water, and other elements makes the whole mixture stronger and durable. Admixtures are also important for making the concrete waterproof so that problems like seepage do not occur in the future. Waterproofing admixtures or water resisting admixtures are like a necessity for any kind of concrete construction. Some facts about Waterproofing Admixtures are as follows:

Water seepage is a major problem in the construction industry, particularly when the buildings are constructed in rainy and damp environments. Nowadays a large number of Waterproofing Admixtures that are water resistant are used in the construction industry. These Waterproofing Admixtures block the pores of the concrete at the outer surface but do not affect the pores inside.

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