Concrete is a carefully balanced mix of Cement, Aggregate, Water and Additives. Cement acts as the binder and modifies the characteristics and uses of Concrete:
- Lafarge Portland Cements are a quality cost-effective basic building material that is used in all forms of construction and can be used in a wide variety of architectural Concrete construction applications.
- Lafarge Blended Portland Cements are used in multipurpose Concretes for foundations, slaps and columns,
- Special Cements are ideal for mortar applications like rendering, screeding, grouting, and for applications where specialized requirements are needed such as sulphate resistance.
Aggregate is an other essential ingredient in Concrete, retaining the intrinsic properties of the rocks that they come from. The color, chemical and physical characteristics of Aggregate have a direct impact on the durability, esthetics and mechanical properties of Concrete.