A Canadian company says it’s ready to ramp up production of hydraulic cement for cement factories and commercial buildings.
Hydraulic concrete is used to build roads and bridges and is widely used in building construction and transportation projects around the world.
Hydrasolite is a cement that has a higher density than ordinary cement, but it’s less resistant to corrosion and can withstand a longer life span.
But it’s a high-volume, high-priced material that’s very hard to find in the U.S.
A new Canadian company called Water Cement, says its technology can supply the high-demand hydraulic cement needed for construction projects and commercial projects, as well as for buildings.
The company says hydraulic cement can withstand up to five years of daily use in buildings and can also be used in the manufacture of products like flooring, doors and windows.
“We can use the same hydraulic cement as the industry uses in the cement industry, which is used in a lot of buildings,” said Todd Parnell, Water Cements CEO.
“We can bring that cement from Canada to the U, bring it to the United States, bring that to Canada and then bring it back to the States.”
He said the company has already received orders from around the country for its hydraulic cement.
Parnell said the process of manufacturing hydraulic cement is very similar to the process that cement companies use to make steel and concrete.
He said a company would drill a hole through a slab of concrete, pour the hydraulic cement into the hole and then seal the cement in the hole.
“If you drill through a steel or concrete slab, it can fracture.
It can shatter,” he said.
“If you do the same thing to a hydraulic cement slab, that’s a completely different process.”
Hydraulite is not just for cement buildings.
Parnard said the same process could also be applied to other materials like wood, paper, ceramic, plastic, ceramics and metals.
He said companies could start using hydraulic cement in buildings in just a couple of years, and eventually could have more than one billion cubic metres of the material in the world’s supply.
“It’s not a technology that is going to be around for a long time,” Parnack said.
“The technology will become available in a very short period of time.”
Parnall said the companies goal is to eventually produce millions of cubic metres a year.