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FAQ

What are the components materials of a ready mix and the ratio for?

The main components materials of ready mix concrete are:

  1. Cement 100% (OPC, SRC, OR MSRPC) with /without GGBS (36-80%), Fly ash (26-55%) and Micro silica (4-10%), in Dubai emirate all concrete except RTA projects must be with GGBS or Fly ash.
  2. AggregatesCoarse aggregates 20 & 10 mm) and Fine aggregates (Sand 5mm and dune sand). The ratio of (Coarse / Fine) for normal concrete 55/45 and for self-compacting concrete (SCC) it is 40-45/55-60
  3. Water
  4. Chemical admixture (High range water reducer and retarder), the range of dose 2-3% of total cement content in the concrete mix.
  5. Other additives such as waterproofing agent and corrosion inhibitors

The concrete mixes for villas mostly is 40 N/mm², and for building it range from 40 – 80 N/mm² dependent on the No. of floors and purpose of use

Regarding bridges, RTA in Dubai specify the mix grades in range mostly 30-50 N/mm² and some projects 60 N/mm² (cement with Micro silica).

What is the current price of the component materials?
  • Cement – OPC Dh.200  AND GGBS Dh.190   
  • Aggregate 3/4,3/8 and 3/16 @ range of Dh.36 per ton
  • Dune Sand Dh.19 per ton 
  • Chemical for normal concrete Dh.185 per liter
How is the ready mix sold in the market (by metric ton?)
  • Cubic Meter
What is the price per unit/Ton?
  • For mostly used C40/20 Dh.220 per cubic meter
What is the normal capacity of RMC Truck?
  • 9 cm