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Ready Mix Concrete Acceleration
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The primary benefit of calcium chloride in concrete is an accelerated rate of hydration for cement. This significantly reduces setting time to facilitate Hands in Concreterapid attainment of early strength and easier protection of freshly placed concrete in cold weather.Manufacturers of ready-mixed concrete have used calcium chloride for over 50 years to give their contracting customers the performance they want and the durable product they require.

Ready-mixed concrete containing calcium chloride offers significant economic benefits to concrete contractors by reducing costs and improving their overall performance and profits.

Cool Weather

Anytime the temperature drops below 70, the setting of ready-mixed concrete slows down. This effect is most significant in the 30 to 50 temperature range, The rapid setting offered by the addition of calcium chloride to readymixed concrete allows concrete contractors to continue to work effectively into the fall and winter months.

In cool and cold weather concreting applications, calcium chloride can be used to reduce setting times by as much as two-thirds. A 2% admixture of calcium chloride at 50 will improve setting times to that attainable at 70 without calcium chloride.

This rapid setting can be critical when there is a chance that temperatures may drop below freezing. Calcium chloride accelerates the rate of hydration of freshly placed concrete and lowers its free water content faster.

This allows concrete to escape potential freeze damage in a matter of days, as opposed to the weeks it can take normally. And it minimizes the costly precautions required to protect freshly placed concrete from serious freeze damage.

High Early Strength

In applications where time is of the essence, such as foundations and emergency patching of pavement, the addition of calcium chloride to ready-mixed concrete can reduce the waiting period before surfaces can bear loads.

TETRA products for ready-mix concrete include:

SuperSet™ Liquid Calcium Chloride
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Kent Brown
Phone: 800.327.7817
Fax: 281.298.7150
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24955 Interstate 45 North
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
Phone: 800.327.7817

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