Self-Consolidating Concrete

Also known as self-compacting concrete (SCC)

Self-Consolidating Concrete

Self-consolidating concrete (SCC) is a highly flowable, non-segregating concrete that spreads into place, filling and covering even the most reinforcement congested formwork without any mechanical vibration. It is characterized in terms of a measured slump flow of 18 - 26 inches.

Developed in Japan, self-consolidating concrete was introduced to the concrete industry in the late 1980's. It's use has grown dramatically since that time.

Why should you use SCC? Below is list of benefits provided through the incorporation of SCC. For more detail on this technology please click on the resource links on this page. For a brief video highlighting the placement of SCC please visit the video page on our website.

Eliminate vibration

  • Reduce noise levels and improve the plant environment for employees and neighbors
  • Improve labor safety and productivity with self leveling, self consolidating concrete that requires less manpower to place and finish
  • Reduce capital cost and maintenance on formwork and vibration equipment

Improve concrete consolidation

  • Improve consolidation around dense reinforcement
  • Fill areas impossible to reach with internal poker vibrators

Improve concrete finish

  • Reduce repairs and sack rubbing required
  • Increase flexibility in design and orientation of formwork
  • Place concrete in unique shaped molds that could not be used for conventional concrete