Geopolymer concrete is an eco-friendly alternative to Portland cement, a common ingredient in current concrete projects. This new concrete is a sustainable choice for the future of concrete, as it’s made with recycled materials and helps to reduce waste. It’s also extremely strong and can last even longer than Portland cement varieties of concrete. We’ll explore the sustainability of geopolymer concrete today, but for more on green concrete solutions, visit our blog

What is the composition of geopolymer concrete?
Coal waste is polluting our atmosphere, but geopolymer concrete can help. That’s because one of the key components in this type of concrete is fly ash, which is generated from coal-fired power plants. We can take this waste product and make it into a new resource, saving the environment from polluting emissions and recycling materials simultaneously.

Is it strong?
Portland cement is commonly modified with chemicals to fit the needs of each project, but geopolymer concrete has many of those characteristics in its base form already. That means geopolymer concrete can be modified with minerals to fit specific needs without relying on chemical additives. In addition, it can still be used for roads and highways, scaling buildings, and much more for as long as 10 times the lifespan of traditional Portland options. 

How does it work?
Geopolymer concrete is still made of sand and aggregate, but it’s then mixed with fly ash. There’s enough fly ash waste from coal power plants to sustain the production of geopolymer concrete for years to come, even if these power plants were to shut down tomorrow. In addition, it can be shipped anywhere in the world and mixed with naturally-occurring alternatives to fly ash. Want to learn more? Contact us today

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