This ECC blended mix is designed using the most advanced concrete mix design theory currently available. This mix is designed to produce tremendous ductility and tensile capacity, and is more likely to bend than break. These mix produces a very dense and strong concrete. Boasting impressive strengths, the habits of workability with these mixes open up unique and interesting possibilities as well. This mix can create workabilities that range from taffy to clay to pancake batter.
ECC mixes require careful care be given through the mixing process to ensure success, and should be carefully considered by one unfamiliar with the material. ECC is reinforced with high loadings of fiber which are carefully chosen so as not to affect the finished visual aesthetic (see recipes).
The mix uses all white ingredients, naturally curing to a bone white. The mix can be pigmented to any color using the BR Color Series, Custom Color, or with our Pure Pigments. The mix has all of the necessary high performance ingredients preblended, including curing polymer, such that only water and necessary reinforcement need to be added. The workability of the mix can be changed with the addition of our series of water reducers.
COVERAGE AND CEMENT CONTENT
This mix is typically done at 0.75” - 1” thick. This mix is often cast at 3/8” thick for objects like tiles, but considerations must be given in the handling and support of the piece.
For detailed recipes and instructions for ECC and more, download our Catalog of Products and Techniques
Posted by Quest-Crete Studios on 4th Feb 2015
After using this product extensively at a Concrete Design School class I am convinced it is a one of the best products on the market!