Concrete Admixtures & Additions
We have a number of Admixtures and Fibres available to be added to your mix. Contact our team to find out more.
1. Ground Preparation
Make sure your ground surface is prepared for your concrete floor installation following our in depth concrete floor preparation guide.
2. Aggregate / Hardcore Layer
To ensure your concrete floor is stable and crack free, you must add a good crushed aggregate or hardcore base layer. Find out what to use here.
3. Concrete Floor Reinforcement
Reinforcing your concrete is important, especially for areas bearing heavy loads. Use our guide to find out what concrete floor reinforcement you need.
4. What Concrete Strength?
Concrete comes in a variety of different strengths. Our guide will tell you what the right concrete strength mix you need for your concrete floor.
5. Concrete Curing / Aftercare
Even concrete needs a degree of aftercare to ensure that it cures properly & remains crack free. Follow our step by step process.
What Admixtures Or Fibres Can I Add To My Concrete?
The most important step in this guide is to make sure you have prepared the site correctly for us to deliver your concrete. The total floor area must be accurately measured so that you know how much concrete to order, but don’t worry if you’re a little bit out… that’s the beauty of ordering volumetric concrete.
The surface area is measured by Length x Width x Depth. Remember to allow additional depth for both your sub base (roughly 100mm) and your damp proof membrane. Please use 365 Concrete’s Free Concrete Calculator if you need help.
If you are building on a pre-existing soil base the ground must be compact with all stones, plant material and debris completely removed. A solid, compact ground helps you achieve a smoother concrete surface without cracking.
To increase your concretes workability whilst maintaining its water to cement ratio or increase the concretes compressive strength with a lower water to cement ratio. It’s uses include when pumping over long distances or when pouring deep sections that are harder to compact. Producing a tougher more durable concrete mix.