To those still unfamiliar with construction terms, there is an innovation being implemented—-known as roller compacted concrete; in a way, it is a special blend of concrete as opposed to the traditional one. Essentially, this kind of concrete is a mixture of fly ash, water, sand and common additives. When all these things are mixed up then you will get something that is drier in form and one that is essentially without any slump in it, which is great for use in any concrete works.
The use of the roller compacted concrete is somehow similar to that of paving; such that the material is delivered through the use of dump truck or that of conveyors. Vibratory rollers are also being set in place in order that the material becomes even more compacted. Thus, there are a lot of construction projects that will certainly benefit when proper use of the roller compacted concrete is utilized.
The question of how thin roller compacted concrete (RCC) pavement can be placed is being asked more frequently. As residential and commercial applications are finding a fit with RCC, thinner pavement sections are being constructed. Traditionally, RCC pavements have been installed at large industrial facilities (e.g. sea ports, tank hardstands, logging yards) requiring pavement sections as thick as 18 to 22 inches, constructed with multi-lift placement techniques. However, RCC’s popularity is growing fastest in applications that require thinner sections.
The Portland Cement Association’s (PCA’s) RCC Pave software encourages a 4-inch minimum pavement thickness, for constructability reasons. Many projects have employed 4 and 5 inch thin RCC pavement throughout the U.S., including:
- Plant Vogtle; Waynesboro, GA (2011); parking – 4 inches
- Volkswagen Auto Manufacturing Plant; Chattanooga, TN (2010); parking – 4 inches
- Jack Daniel’s Distillery; Lynchburg, TN (2011); parking – 5 inches
- Honda Auto Manufacturing Plant; Lincoln, AL (2000 & 2004); access roads – 5 inches
- A Retail Lumber Store; Ft. Payne, TN (1998); lumber storage yard – 5 inches
- Saturn Auto Manufacturing Plant; Spring Hill, TN (1989); parking – 5 inches
Why choose RCC? Because RCC can be designed and placed for lower cost than an equivalent asphalt/flexible pavement on many projects–and provide a higher level of performance. CCT can help road agencies and engineers determine if RCC is the right choice for a project. Give us a call. Read more…
On the immediate uses of concrete, it is important for you to see that there are concrete tiles which you can install in your homes to make it more dashing than it was once. This will help enliven the interior aspect of your home, and in a way will make it look more livable than it should.
Many of our most popular concrete tile designs, like our Fez encaustic tile, our Cluny concrete tile and our Serengeti cement tile are in stock and ready to ship out to you immediately! Or you can have any of our cement tile designs custom colored for your tile project, like the Badajoz cement tile above, which has been custom colored in black and white. The qualities that make Granada Tile’s cement tiles the choice of award-winning coffee shops and hot restaurants around the country — along with their beautiful designs and vivid colors, our concrete tile is long lasting, easy care and low maintenance — are the same ones make it perfect for your home tile project, whether used as patio tile, porch tile, kitchen floor tile, kitchen backsplash tile, bathroom tile, shower tile or laundry room tile. Start by visiting our cement tile shop to peruse our large selection of in-stock handmade master-crafted cement tiles and call us today at 213-788-4238 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project.
We’re always curious to see what other tile designers are doing, especially when they are moving in a similar direction to what we’ve been exploring. Lately, in a desire to explore more way to create cement tile designs, we been working to create embossed cement tiles which we will be introducing shortly. So we were intrigued when we spotted the cement tile designs of British designer Lindsey Lang. Borrowing from the archives of the London Underground, she created these patterns in embossed cement. It seems the old saying is true: great minds think alike! Read more info on this site: http://www.granadatile.com/blog/tag/concrete-tiles/.
It is certainly an important point to understand that there are so many benefits that you can derive from concrete. And seeing that you can even beautify your interior with the use of such will definitely entice you to making the most of what it can offer. There are definitely a lot of great things that will come your way with all these concrete when properly chosen.