Anderson Concrete

Admixtures

Anderson Concrete purchases admixtures from Sika Corp. and other suppliers to remain on the leading edge of concrete technology. Please contact our sales department for more information before use. For more information, please visit usa.sika.com


Air Entrainment — Exterior concrete placed in an environment where it could be subjected to freeze and thaw cycles should contain air entrainment. Air entrainment allows room in the concrete for water to expand when it freezes, which protects the concrete from damage.

Water Reducers — Water reducers decrease water demand in a mix and help disperse cementitious particles. This combination leads to a more durable and stronger mix.

Retarders — Retarders slow concrete set times to allow additional time for placement and finishing operations to be completed. We have the ability to slow concrete set for an extended amount of time.

Mid and High Range Water Reducers — Mid and High Range Water Reducers allow for extremely high concrete slumps without the addition of water. The admixtures that we use to achieve this actually promote higher strength. These admixtures are also used to produce self-consolidating concrete.

Set Accelerators — Set Accelerators are used to speed up the set time of concrete. These admixtures are often used in the spring, winter and fall when you don’t want to wait for concrete to set up. We offer calcium chloride as well as non-chloride accelerators for projects where steel corrosion is a concern.

Strength Accelerator — Strength accelerating admixtures will help concrete gain strength extremely fast. We are able to produce concrete that makes design strength in 4 hours, 1 day or a week–whatever your needs require. This admixture will not impact concrete set time.

Corrosion Inhibitors — We offer several options for corrosion protection including calcium nitrite inhibitors and migrating corrosion inhibitors. Contact our sales department for more information.

Moisture Vapor Reducing Admixtures — In the event flooring needs to be installed extremely fast, or moisture vapor is a concern, these admixtures can meet your needs.

Shrinkage — Our shrinkage reducing admixture can reduce concrete shrinkage by up to 40%. Contact our sales department for more information.

Viscosity Modifying Admixture — These admixtures are used when stability or segregation is a concern. They are often used in self-consolidating mixes.

Workability Retaining Admixture — These admixtures are used to improve workability and slump retention without retarding concrete set times. Contact our sales department for more information.

Permeability Reducing Admixture — We offer a crystalline permeability reducing admixture that reduces the ability of water to move through concrete. Contact our sales department for more information.

Fibers — We offer many types of fibers from a mono fiber to reduce the risk of plastic shrinkage to structural fibers that can replace steel. Contact our sales department for more information.

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