Advantage

  • Increased compressive and flexural strengths
  • Reduced permeability
  • Increased resistance to chemical attack
  • Increased durability
  • Reduced effects of alkali-silica reactivity
  • Reduced shrinkage due to particle packing, making concrete denser
  • Enhanced workability of concrete
  • Reduced heat gain through the walls of buildings
  • Reduced amount of super plasticizer
  • Reduced potential for efflorescence due to reduced calcium hydracids