Portland cements

Designed for use in a variety of applications, our customers know that Holcim portland cements are manufactured to meet virtually any construction challenge. Produced under controlled conditions at our plants nationwide, when you choose Holcim, you get materials that meet all requirements as outlined in ASTM C 150 Standard Specifications for Portland Cement. Portland cements can be shipped in bulk or package.


Portland Type I Cement

  • One of the most widely used basic building materials in the United States, because it is durable, dependable, cost-effective, and suitable for a variety of concrete construction applications
     
  • Used to construct pavements, sidewalks, reinforced concrete buildings, bridges, railway structures, tanks, reservoirs, culverts, water pipe, and masonry units
     
  • Provides strength characteristics for conventional ready mix requirements, as well as construction where high strength is needed
     
  • Available as a low alkali portland cement



Portland Type II Cement

  • Ideal for projects that require moderate sulfate resistance or lower heat of hydration
     
  • Suitable for use in massive structures, such as heavy piers, abutments, and retaining walls



Portland Type I/II Cement

  • Combines the basic performance characteristics of Type I portland cement and Type II portland cement
     
  • Versatile basic building material, suitable for a variety of construction applications - from massive structures to sidewalks, reinforced concrete buildings, bridges, railway structures, tanks, reservoirs, culverts, concrete pipe, and masonry units



Portland Type III Cement

  • Provides high early strength
     
  • Ideally suited for a variety of concrete construction applications - particularly those jobs where a structure must be put into service quickly, or when forms need to be removed as soon as possible, such as pre-cast or pre-stress applications



Portland Type V Cement

  • Manufactured to help provide high resistance to sulfate attack
     
  • Exhibits resistance to sulfate waters, sulfate soils, and many sulfate conditions



Portland Type I White Cement

  • Provides strength, workability, and consistent color for architectural treatments that call for aesthetic white finishes
     
  • Enhances the effect of terrazzo and monolithic white concrete
     
  • Suitable for a variety of construction applications, including pre-cast curtain walls, facing panels, flooring surfaces, stucco, cement paint, tile grout, decorative concrete, and white or colored concrete or mortar