In today's market, it's important to ensure you're building with the right material for your job. It's helpful to better understand the material so you can ensure your projects are efficient and cost-effective. We often notice the terms concrete and cement used interchangeably. But, it's important to note cement is actually an ingredient of concrete. In its most simple form, concrete is a mixture of paste and aggregates (such as sand and rock). The paste, composed of cement and water, coats the surface of the fine (sand) and coarse aggregates (rock) and binds them together into a rock-like mass. This is what we all refer to as concrete.
In the simplest terms, cement is to concrete as flour is to cake. It’s an ingredient but not the cake itself.
The key to achieving a strong, durable concrete rests on the careful proportioning and mixing of the ingredients. This is exactly why we believe in trusting a tried and true concrete provider. At King's Material, we pride ourselves on our experience and knowledge. Let us put this to use on your next project.