Importance of concrete as a construction material

Date: 11 May, 2021

“What is concrete used for?”

The answer to this lies in the fact that concrete is almost the heart of the construction. When it comes to the use of cement, it is beneficial in all parts, right from the basic foundations to the superstructures to the water and wastes treatment facilities to the parking and the floor structures. Also, concrete material is known to help acquire the architectural finish that is needed.

However, just knowing the benefits of concrete is not enough. Today with advances in technology, concrete material has also undergone updates. There are now different varieties of concrete that ensure the correct type of material is available for the right areas.

Now let’s understand the types of concrete materials in detail.

Ready-Mix Concrete

This concrete material is commonly used in building construction. It consists of cement, sand, and other coarse materials. It just needs to be mixed with the predefined amount of water, and the mixture is ready to use.

This type of premixed concrete is used in any construction that doesn’t require a high amount of flexibility like pavements or buildings and even in dams’ construction.

When it comes to premixed concrete, Nuvoco is one of the companies that offer the InstaMix range. InstaMix Xpress by Nuvoco is available in 35 kgs bags that are delivered straight to the construction site.

Precast concrete

There has been a generalized shift in using precast concrete for constructions. The precast concrete material can either developed on the site or in factories. The beauty of precast concrete material is that it is easily cast, produced, and even customized as per requirement. And finally, it is just about getting it implemented at the construction site.

An excellent example to understand this is the Cover Blocks by Nuvoco. They are robust, lightweight, and uniform and work wonders to stabilize the framework.

Waterproofing solution/compound

A very crucial part of any construction is waterproofing. ZERO M Water Shield by Nuvoco is just what you need when it comes to an all-purpose, waterproofing, and easily integrable solution. ZERO M Water Shield can be used everywhere from the basement to the roof to prevent seepage, peeling, and even cracks on the walls. In addition to this, you can use the ZERO M Water Shield in old constructions for problems such as a leaking roof, damp walls, plaster cracks, and efflorescence. Also, other innovative modern building materials can be used to build moisture-resistant homes that are more durable and safe from severe environmental attacks.


It’s always good to know the best and innovative cost-effective available building materials. You never know when this information would come in handy, especially when you are looking at building your dream home.

Nuvoco Vistas Corp. Ltd.

Nuvoco Vistas Corp. Ltd, a Nirma Group company, started operations in India in 1999 via acquisitions. Nirma Group forayed into the cement business in 2014 through a greenfield cement plant in Nimbol. Thereafter, we have grown the cement business, through acquisition of the Indian cement business of LafargeHolcim in 2016 and NU Vista (formerly Emami Cement Limited) in 2020. Read More



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