Also referred to as plain concrete, this standardized mix is most commonly used for pavement, building construction, and septic drainage units. It is also commonly used for dams. The material is characterized by its optimal balance of weight per square meter and tensile strength, resulting in long-term durability. The mixture typically consists of sand, water, and coarse aggregates such as river rock or limestone. One of the downsides of this mix is that it is difficult to decorate
High Density Concrete
Higher density concrete is a commercial application used for structural and specialized construction purposes in the nuclear field like radiation shielding. Its also used primarily for ballasts and safe walls. This mix is created using high density aggregate such as iron oxide as well as other chemical compounds depending on its use and application
Pervious concrete pavement is a unique and effective means to address important environmental issues and support green, sustainable growth. This type of mix design application captures stormwater and allows it to seep back into the ground and in doing so is instrumental in recharging groundwater, reducing stormwater runoff, and meeting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stormwater regulations. This type of application is used primarily in parking lots and lighter traffic roadways and is created like a standard mix using cement, coarse aggregates and water but without the finer aggregate material- like sand.
This lightweight concrete mixture uses materials such as clay, pumice, and various artificial materials to produce a lower density concrete. This application is often more specialized than plain concrete because the lower density of the product results in significantly less thermal conductivity, which makes lightweight concrete well-suited for thermal insulation in steel building construction. Long bridge construction projects often utilize this mix because you get the low weight without compromising the strength needed
Flexible Concrete (ECC)
Flexible Concrete also known as Bendable concrete or Engineered Cementitious Composite (ECC),
is a class of ultra-ductile fibre reinforced cementitious composites characterized by tight crack width control. General concrete applications are unbendable- any buckling or bending will cause it to crack with a strain capacity of .01% whereas a bendable concrete has a strain capacity of more than 3%. The strain capacity in flexible concrete is 300 times more than conventional concrete and due to this the concrete acts more like a flexible material such as metal. This application can usually withstand catastrophic failure such as earthquakes, tsunamis or general overuse