In both lab testing and real-life applications, concrete made with Pozzotive is demonstrably higher-performing than conventional concrete across a range of key attributes. Importantly, it has greater resistance to sulfate attack, a problem in coastal areas and in waters containing sulfur compounds; it has extreme resistance to chloride penetration that results from the application of road salts to melt ice and snow; and it reduces moisture penetration which significantly suppresses the negative effects of freeze thaw cycles, all of which make it an ideal material for transportation infrastructure.
Concrete with a Pozzotive admixture requires less water, has improved aggregate adhesion, greater tensile strength, and lasts longer. Based on independent lab-testing, concrete with 40% Pozzotive is projected to last more than five time longer than conventional mixes, offering major savings in concrete replacement costs. From an appearance standpoint, Pozzotive in concrete prevents efflorescence which is an undesirable whitish, powdery deposit on the surface of concrete, and its brighter, whiter color makes it optimal for use in the premium white cement market.