Success with Concrete Countertops: An Introduction to Self-Consolidating Concrete
Self-consolidating concrete (SCC), also known as self-compacting concrete, is an amazing and special type of concrete that is highly flowable and resists segregation. It combines specialized mix designs with advanced chemical admixtures to achieve a concrete mixture that, under its own weight, can spread through and around dense reinforcements to adequately fill voids without segregation or excessive bleeding and without the need for significant vibration. In the decorative concrete arena, it has been used to produce castings with a high surface quality, often with few or no pinholes. Less labor, quicker casting times, better surface finish and increased concrete densities are common reasons for choosing SCC.