Attempting a DIY construction project and wondering about what type of cement that you should use? Buying cement is not as straightforward as grabbing the first bag that catches your eye when walking into a hardware store, as not all cement types are the same and neither will they deliver the same quality on your building project.
What is important to keep in mind is that there are different types of cement, such as IDM, Kwikbuild or PPC cement, which means that you have to make sure that you choose the right one for your specific project. You might only realise the quality of the cement once you use it, but then it could be too late, as the wrong choice can have disastrous and costly consequences.
Most cement, such as Bestbuild IDM cement, falls into the 32.5N strength category, with the only difference being the composition of the cement. The difference could be in the quality of the aggregates, the concrete mix design or the water to cement ratio. It must be understood that there is a vast difference between cement that is made out of different types of sand, as it will produce a very different type of cement than what gravel does. For example, cement that is made using a rough type of aggregate is best for patios and driveways, while cement that uses a fine type of aggregate like sand is best for structural developments that require greater durability. This is why when trying to determine which kind of cement that you should be using, it is always best to consult the experts.
Based in Pretoria, we at Quicksand are the leading suppliers of a wide variety of construction materials, such as cement, sand, bricks and aggregates. In operation since 1993, we have been servicing the building construction industry, civil construction industry and the manufacturing industry successfully for many years.
Grown from strength to strength, our years of experience, paired with our close relationship with manufacturers, quarrying operations and suppliers, allows us to identify and source the right type of cement suited to your particular construction job at hand. Our high-quality brands range from the following:
With adherence to high-quality standards, we strive to ensure 100% customer satisfaction at all times. Our PPC, Kwikbuild and IDM cement are delivered in pockets of 50kg, and are offloaded by hand right to your site.Accredited as the leaders in the South African raw building material industry, you can find a Quicksand branch in Tshwane, Kungwini, Midrand, and northern Ekurhuleni and beyond. Regardless of the size or nature of your private DIY or commercial construction project, our principal aim is to provide an excellent service and a superior product to everyone that we are dealing with. For a quote on our PPC, Kwikbuild or IDM cement, contact us at Quicksand today.