We Make Concrete Adapted to Your Needs
Our facilities in Montérégie and the Eastern Townships produce concrete of varying strengths depending on different needs. All concrete components are carefully adjusted by our skilled technicians to obtain a top quality product.
Our concrete is offered in two major categories: standard concrete and specialty concrete.
Standard types of concrete are those frequently used in residential, industrial, commercial and agricultural applications. Strengths vary between 10 MPa and 45 MPa, with or without air entrainment.
In order to distinguish among the various products available, CSA classifies concrete mixtures according to a number of criteria, mainly including the exposure classes (exposure to frost, de-icing salt, etc.).
For projects that go beyond general applications, Les Carrières de Saint-Dominique Ltd. offers personalized service to provide mixtures to meet specific needs, including:
These mixtures come in strengths above 50 MPa.
These types of concrete settle effortlessly due to their high manoeuvrability, requiring little or no vibration to consolidate in the forms.
Anti leaching concrete
Anti leaching concrete is needed when the work is to be done under water or where there is constant water flow, as it can withstand wet conditions. Admixtures in this concrete prevent it from crumbling in contact with water. You will get the full advantages of this product with proper site preparation and implementation.
Low shrinkage concrete
This type of concrete is used when cracks must be controlled or limited.
This concrete has a high entrained air content, low compressive strength (MPa) and is mainly used as fill for empty spaces.
Pigments can be added to concrete for aesthetic purposes. There is a wide range of colours available to suit any taste.
When large volumes of concrete are used in one piece, the heat generated by conventional concrete will cause it to expand. This type of concrete is designed to minimize expansion by generating less heat than conventional concrete.
The fibre in this concrete is designed to replace wire mesh and in some cases, structural steel. Different types of fibres can be added to concrete, such as steel fibre and synthetic fibre. The fibre helps reduce the costs associated with preparing the item to be filled with concrete.
Unlike standard concrete which has a density of ± 2350 kg / m³, the density of light concrete varies between 240 and 2100kg/ m³. The mixtures for this type of concrete are designed to produce strengths between 0.7 and 40 MPa. This concrete is most often used for architectural purposes.
Sprayed concrete (shotcrete) contains little water and is applied using a hose with compressed air. This concrete is sprayed on the surface according to the thickness and shape required.
Non-shrinking backfill concrete
The non-shrinking backfill mixture contains a high proportion of water to cement, producing low strength at only 1 to 3 MPa. It is used to fill excavations rapidly and eliminates the stone filling and compacting steps. Once the water in the mixture has been absorbed by the soil, the surface finish can be applied.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a green certification for buildings. LEED concrete, commonly known as green concrete, produce a smaller carbon footprint than conventional concrete due to their components and manufacturing processes. Various criteria such as distance for procurement of raw materials and the use of cement additives are awarded points, which are then used towards obtaining the LEED building certification.
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