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Soham Ortiz
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What is the difference between Self Levelling Concrete and Self Compacting Concrete?

What is the difference between Self Levelling Concrete and Self Compacting Concrete?

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Jacqueline Wade
Environmental engineer

Self Levelling Concrete is the product of the modified cement polymers having the ability to flow evenly and smooth all over the floor on which you are going to applying.No need of excessive volume of water for placement. It is also less labor-intensive as compared to the traditional concrete, which is stiffer and highly labor-intensive. It mainly consists of underlayments and toppings.

Self Compacting Concrete is the high free fluid concrete. It is made using the super-plasticizers in composition along with other common ingredients. No need for tamping or vibrating after pouring. It is highly recommended where obstructions are present in formwork. Good resistance to segregation and a moderate viscosity are the special features of the SCC.

In simple words,

Self-levelling concrete is a concrete which has a higher slump value without any segregation. It levelled the paste without an additional amount of water.

Self-compacting concrete is concrete with a moderate slump value. It is able to self compact and used where vibrators machinery are not allowed to work. It avoids honeycombing structure and makes structure voids free.