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4 Different Types of Concrete and Their Usage

by David William Project Manager
Concrete has been in use for many years. It is best due to its durability and lasts longer as compared to other building materials. In today’s blog, we are going to talk about the different types of concrete and their usage. In this, we will be looking at the four different types of concrete and their subclasses for your better understanding. 

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Now let’s move on to the different types of concrete:

1-Ordinary Grade of Concrete

M10 Grade: It has a mix ratio of 1:3:6 (1 Cement, 3 Sand, and 6 Aggregate). This grade is used as Plain Cement Concrete. 
Usage: It is used in construction related to the Levelling course, concrete roads, bedding for footing, and much more. 
M15 Grade: It has a mixing ratio of 1:2:4 (1 Cement, 2 Sand, and 4 Aggregate). This grade is also used as Plain Cement Concrete)
Usage: It is also used in constructing concrete roads, construction of the Levelling course, bedding for footing, and much more.
M20 Grade: It has a ratio of 1:1.5:3 (1 Cement, 1.5 Sand, and 3 Aggregate) This grade of concrete is used as Reinforced Cement Concrete)
Usage: It is used to construct the beams, slabs, columns, footings, and much more. 
2-Lean Concrete 
It is the mixture created by mixing the less amount of cement as compared to water in the strata.
M5 Grade: In this, the M stands for the mixing ratio & 5 represents the compressive strength of a 150mm cube. This is provided after 28 days of curing. This is represented in N/mm2
For your information, here the mix ratio is 1:5:10 (1 Cement, 5 Sand, and 10 Aggregate)
Usage: Give you the uniform surface to the foundation concrete and will avoid the direct contact of concrete with the soil. 
M7.5 Grade: It has a mix ration of 1:4:8 (1 Cement, 4 Sand, and 8 Aggregate)
Usage: It provides you the uniform surface to the foundation concrete and will avoid the direct contact of concrete with the soil. 
3-Standard Concrete Grade
M25 Grade: The ratio of 1:1:2 (1 Cement, 1 Sand, and 2 Aggregates. It will be used as Reinforced Cement Concrete. 
Usage: It is used for constructing the beams, Slabs, footings, columns, and much more.
M30 Grade: It is used as Reinforced Cement Concrete. 
Usage: It can be used in the construction of slabs, beams, columns, footings, etc.
M35 Grade: It is used as Reinforced Cement Concrete. 
Usage: It can be used in the construction of slabs, beams, columns, footings, etc. 
M40 Grade: It is used as Reinforced Cement Concrete. 
Usage: It is used as slabs, beams, columns, pre-stressed concrete, footings, etc. 
Grade- M50: It is used as Reinforced Cement Concrete. 
Usage: It is best for Concrete Roads, Runways, RCC Columns, Pressurized Concrete Girders, Pressurized beams. 
Grade- M55: It is used as Reinforced Cement Concrete. 
Usage: It is used as pressurized concrete girders and pier
4-High Strength Concrete Grades
M60 GRADE & M80 GRADE: These both are used as Reinforced Cement Concrete. 
Uses

It is used as a compressive strength that is needed as high-rise buildings, ultra-thin white topping, long-span bridges, and much more. 
To do constructions in an aggressive environment.
In coastal construction of a passage to store surplus water from a dam and spillways of dams. 

These were the four types and usage. Now, you are aware of all and can pick one as per your needs. 

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About David William Freshman   Project Manager

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