The Disadvantages of Using High-Performance Concrete for Abrasion Resistance



Many people in the concrete industry still think that high strength cures all. This is, unfortunately, not true. High-performance concrete is certainly a tempting solution for increasing your concrete’s abrasion resistance. After all, its high compressive strength does make it tough and durable against abrasion. And it’s not even that hard to make. Increase the cement content. Keep the water-cement ratio low. Maybe add some silica fume. And the test results are pretty decent.

Sounds pretty good, right?

Well, don’t get too eager! High-performance concrete may have some benefits, but they come at a price.

To delve into that aspect, we first need to talk about the two main methods for creating high-performance concrete: adding Read more...