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The Advantages of using High Quality Aggregates in Concrete

Engineers, developers, builders and ready mix producers have become more aware of the advantages of quality concrete; however to achieve quality concrete, quality aggregate must be used as the base material.
When high quality aggregates are used, you will get higher strength concrete with less cement and the finished product will have greater durability, which results in longer life. The reasons for this include:
A. Using aggregates with superior engineering and mechanical qualities, such as low flakiness index and cubical particle shape.
B. Using material that is washed and screened to spec.
For quality concrete, demanding high strengths for structural components, marine concrete, prestressing or post tensioning, a high quality aggregate should be chosen.