Cementitious mixture: innovations and applications in construction

Among the many building materials, cementitious mixture plays a very important role. In fact, this material is used as much in the industrial and major projects construction sectors as in the building industry, bringing with it some interesting innovations.

This material revolutionised the construction industry precisely because it guarantees strength, durability and flexibility of use. This is why it is still used today for foundations, floors and support structures.

What is the cementitious mixture: definition

The term cementitious mixture refers to a type of construction material, which is composed of a combination of aggregates, which may be sand or gravel, and cement as a binder.

The composition and strength of this material can be modified according to project requirements. For this reason, cementitious mixture is used extensively in construction due to its versatility.

What is the difference between concrete and cementitious mixture?

At this point, it is crucial to understand the differences between concrete and hydraulically bound concrete. Both are construction materials and are composed of a mixture of aggregates (such as sand and gravel) and cement binder.


To avoid confusing things, however, it is important to understand the characteristics of one and the other that serve to differentiate them, and thus understand their use in the construction world.

Let us start with the composition. In the case of concrete, the fine aggregate is mainly sand, while in the cementitious mixture, various types of fine or coarse aggregates are used, such as gravel, crushed stone or slag.

The proportions of aggregates and cement may also differ, depending on the specific requirements of the project. In general, however, concrete tends to have a higher proportion of aggregate, while in the cementitious mixture the proportion of cement may be slightly higher.

And in terms of utilisation and performance?

Depending on the proportions and quality of the materials used, both concrete and cementitious mixture can offer different strengths.

In general, concrete tends to have a higher strength in terms of load and compression, while cementitious mixture may be more suitable for situations where flexural and abrasion resistance is required.

With regard to the uses to which concrete and cementitious mixture are put, we can say that there are differences.

Concrete is commonly used for load-bearing structures such as foundations, pillars, beams and slabs. Cementitious mixture, on the other hand, is also often used for paving, forecourts, pavements, foundations and other applications requiring a solid and resistant surface.

Cementitious mixture machinery: Blendplants has the right solution

What machinery is used to produce cementitious mixture? In most cases, concrete mixing plants are used.

These plants are equipped with mixing machines that allow the cement, aggregates and water to be combined in the correct proportions to obtain the desired mixture, hence also the cementitious mixture.

Once mixed, the material can be transported and poured into the work areas using concrete pumps or other appropriate means of transport.

In the Blendplants product section you can find mobile concrete plants, which, as we have seen, can also be very useful for the production of cementitious mixture.

It is a mobile solution and ideal for reducing waste, just like recycled concrete. More convenience, especially when it comes to private construction projects, and less impact on the environment, as these systems allow everything to be done on-site, without having to go through large plants that can negatively affect the environment.