Source: U.S. Concrete Inc., Euless, Texas
Eastern Concrete Materials, Inc. has introduced two high performance products: Con-Tite EF Waterproof Concrete and Sea-Site EF Saltwater-Resistant Concrete. Built on U.S. Concrete’s EF Technology platform of environmentally friendly mix designs, they are targeted for use in rebuilding ravaged areas affected by Superstorm Sandy, and protecting concrete structures subject to damage from water, and air or waterborne salts. The products are immediately available to the New York metropolitan and northern New Jersey construction markets.
Con-Tite EF eliminates the need for the corrosion inhibiting admixtures used to protect the steel reinforcement and can also eliminate the need for surface-applied vapor barriers. Sea-Site EF is a highly durable, crack-resistant slag and cement concrete mix that helps protect steel reinforcement from corrosion, self-heals small cracks, resists dirt, and washes off more easily than ordinary concrete. Sea-Site can also be used in underwater conditions.
“EF Technology concrete mixes deliver superior long-term performance that produces less shrinkage, cracking and permeability than conventional concrete mixes. As a result, they are stronger, cleaner, greener, better-looking and more durable,” says Eastern Concrete Vice President of Sales & Marketing Gary Graziano, AIA.