Self-consolidating concrete (SCC) has been gaining popularity in the Canadian construction industry over the past few years. SCC is used in numerous applications such as slabs, elevated decks, thin and radiant floors, columns, and the repair and rehab of bridge piers. Unlike conventional concrete, which packs the largest aggregate size possible to minimize amount of paste needed, SCC utilizes smaller aggregate, ranging from 10 to 14 millimeters. SCC possesses high fluidity that easily conforms to a formwork's shape and high resistance to segregation and bleeding.
The Ontario Ministry of Transportation has used SCC to repair a significant number of bridges and structures and patching and refacing piers, abutment walls, deck soffits and girders.Read More