Special concrete is a wide range of concrete products which are designed to suit specific properties or applications. Saudi Readymix has the experience, quality and capacity of design customized special mix designs that suit the unique requirements of your project. Special concrete may include but not limited to the following types of concrete products:
Fiber-reinforced concrete (FRC)
It is concrete containing fibrous material which increases its structural integrity. It contains short, discrete fibers that are uniformly distributed and randomly oriented. Fibers are usually used in concrete to control cracking due to plastic shrinkage and to drying shrinkage. They also reduce the permeability of concrete and thus reduce bleeding of water. Several types of fiber can be used in concrete such as Polypropylene fibers, glass fiber, and steel fibers.
Slip form is a method of construction in which concrete is poured into the top of a continuously moving formwork. As the concrete is poured, the formwork is raised vertically at a speed which allows the concrete to harden before it is free from the formwork at the bottom. Saudi Readymix is one of the most trusted suppliers in Saudi Arabia for the concrete used in slip form method of construction.
Our colored concrete is produced using high-quality pigment products. It provides both strength and beauty to the concrete surface with uniform color. It can be produced in a wide range of colors.
Special Binder Concrete.
Saudi Readymix is the leading concrete supplier in Saudi Arabia in producing concrete with special binders such as high alumina cement, pozzolanic cement and the use of cementitious materials such as silica fume, GGBFS and fly ash.
Long-Workability Retention Concrete.
This type of concrete can maintain its workability for a time greater than 2 hours. It is used for far distance locations. Saudi Readymix is a leading producer of this type of concrete in Saudi Arabia. It is produced for several mega projects during the last few years.
Underwater concrete is installed below the water line in applications such as port and harbor installations, bridge piers in rivers, water industry structures, metro systems and deep shafts in unstable ground. Conventional concrete can be disrupted by the movement of either the concrete through the water or water against the concrete, causing washout of cementitious materials and fine aggregate so under-water concrete is a unique product that requires great attention to the details related to the mix design, product properties, and concrete placing.
Shrinkage occurs in all concrete and is relative to the amount of water loss in the hydration process and quality of cement and raw materials. Producing non-shrinkage concrete requires a careful selection of raw materials, extensive experience, and strict quality control procedure.
Sulphur Pit Concrete
Saudi Readymix is one of few concrete suppliers in Saudi Arabia who approved by ARAMCO for supplying concrete products complying with their unique requirements of the concrete used for the construction the Sulphur pit facilities.