Wet Cast Concrete is a flowable form of concrete, characterized by a water to cement ratio of 0.4 or higher, with typical slumps ranging from 3” to 5”. Wet Cast Concrete is typically poured into molds or forms, often of intricate detail, and cured in the molds employing controlled conditions. The cured products are then demolded and finished, prior to shipment.
Self-consolidating concrete (SCC), also known as self-compacting concrete, is a highly flowable, non-segregating form of concrete that can spread into forms or molds, and uniformly surround and encase reinforcement without the need for mechanical vibration. In contrast to dry cast and ordinary wet cast, which measures flow ability in slump, SCC is measured in terms of spread rate, with typical spread rates ranging from 20” to 30”. Major advantages to the employment of SCC over conventional wet cast techniques are labor savings, and increased production through faster production turns.