What Is The Difference Between Wet-Mix & Dry-Mix Applications?

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The choices of mortar or concrete are diverse, and making the right one is essential to successfully completing a project. Two common comparisons that can pop up are between wet mix and dry mix.

Dry mix concrete involves getting all the dry materials in bags, and then water is added directly on the site through a delivery hose and applied. Wet mix, on the other hand, as the name suggests is a complete mix that usually needs to be stored in concrete trucks and added directly to the site.

If you want to know more about the differences between dry and wet mix, this short blog from Bisley International can help:

1. Storage Time

Because wet mix already contains water, it usually needs to be used no later than 24 hours before the mixture is impacted. Dry mix, on the other hand, offers a lot more flexibility regarding storage, as contractors can stock up on several bags of dry mix in bulk, and only use it when needed.

The device that applies the concrete will use compressed air to deliver the dry mix through a hose at high velocity and mix it with water at the nozzle point, allowing for easy and fast application.

2. Equipment and Site Needs

Dry mix requires an application device that will mix the dry material with the water and can be applied with precision on-site. This makes it the ideal choice for small to medium-sized projects that need a finer application of concrete as workers have much more control over where the concrete goes.

The wet mix needs more space on-site so that the truck can enter and deliver the concrete material, which is why it is usually reserved for larger projects.

3. Difference in Results

The dry mix is usually reserved for finer works, such as grouts, tile repairing, or even reinforcing or repairing all concrete. Wet mix is normally optimal for large projects that are created from scratch, such as house building.

4. Restocking

Contractors need to think very well about how much wet mix they need to complete a project. Restocking can cause delays in the project, and having too much concrete left after completion usually means the material is wasted, as it is no longer viable after 24 hours or so.

With the dry mix, contractors can build a generous stock and use it from 3 to 6 months, depending on the quality of the mixture.

Access Top Quality Dry Mix at Bisley International

If you need to restock your dry mix, Bisley International can provide you with the very best options the market has to offer. Our mixtures contain high-quality cement like calcium aluminate cement (CAC)and calcium sulfoaluminate cement (CSA) that can provide the very best results.

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