What Are the Different Types of Concrete?


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Types of concrete include normal concrete, high-strength concrete, high-performance concrete, air-entrained concrete, lightweight concrete and pervious concrete. Each type is distinguished by strength level, weight and other unique features.

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Normal concrete has average strength, weight and resistance to harsh conditions with no special additives. High-strength concrete is made with less water then other types of concrete, and that extra thickness makes it able to withstand up to 6,000 pounds per square inch. High-performance concrete has special additives that give it enhancing features such as high strength, durability, workability and the ability to withstand severe conditions. Air-entrained concrete contains chemicals that allow it to withstand freezing conditions. Lightweight concrete is lighter then most concrete, making it more versatile in some settings. Pervious concrete contains pores that allow water to drain through it.

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