Difference Between Cement and Concrete

Posted on 13th Jan 2019

Concrete and cement are often used interchangeably. However, concrete and cement are not the same thing at all. Cement is actually an ingredient in concrete, so terms like ‘cement sidewalk’ or ‘cement mixer’ aren't technically incorrect.

What Is Concrete?

Concrete is a mixture of ingredients including:

  • Cement
  • Water
  • Sand
  • Rock

A paste of cement and water is used to coat the surface of sand and aggregates (rock), binding them together to create the material known as concrete. Concrete is the world’s most used building material because of its unique properties - it is easily moulded when first mixed and incredibly strong when it hardens.

What Is Concrete Used For?

The extraordinary properties of concrete make it the first choice for building almost every structure you can think of including:

  • Highways
  • Roads
  • Houses
  • Dams
  • Skyscrapers
  • Bridges
  • Sidewalks

However, correct proportioning and attention to detail when it comes to the mixing of ingredients is essential to achieve durable concrete.

Quality Concrete in Newcastle

If you are looking for professional concreting services on the Central Coast, contact Steve Suprano Concrete Pty Ltd. We have the skills and experience to ensure your project is completed to the highest possible standard. Our team has worked with homeowners, factory owners, retailers, schools and councils in Newcastle, so don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your next project.