Foundations

Sustainable and durable foundations

Specifically formulated to produce the most sustainable and durable concrete solution for your foundations. Sulfates occur naturally in the ground and can sometimes have a harmful effect on concrete, causing it to crack and disintegrate. The use of EcoPlus concrete gives greatly increased resistance to attack by sulfates.

We have used our expertise to create three EcoPlus Foundations options:

Mix 1

Where to use it

  • Unreinforced mass concrete foundations
  • Trench fill foundations
  • Domestic garage, conservatory and garden wall foundations
  • NOT suitable for pumping

The benefits

  • Specially designed for foundations using at least 50% Regen substitute
  • Easy to use, easy to place
  • Complies with building regulations and British and European standards
CO2e Saving.
 

 27kg/ cubic metres on mixes with 30% PFA

CO2e Saving.
 

76kg/ cubic metres on mixes with CEMI

Mix 2

Where to use it

  • Unreinforced concrete foundations
  • Suitable for pumping

The benefits

  • Specially designed for foundations using at least 50% Regen substitute
  • Easy to use, easy to place
  • Complies with building regulations
  • and British and European standards
  • Complies with Design Chemical Class DC-2 to BRE Special Digest 1
CO2e Saving.

 51kg/ cubic metres on mixes with 30% PFA

CO2e Saving.
 

153kg/ cubic metres on mixes with CEMI

Mix 3

Where to use it

  • Unreinforced concrete foundations
  • Suitable for pumping

The benefits

  • Specially designed for foundations using 70% Regen substitute
  • Easy to use, easy to place
  • Complies with building regulations
  • and British and European standards
  • Complies with Design Chemical Class DC-3 to BRE Special Digest 1
 
CO2e Saving.
 

138kg/ cubic metres on mixes with 30% PFA

 

There is no CO2e comparable for CEMI mixes as a concrete using CEMI in a DC-3 chemical class is not available.

Calculations of embodied carbon content of concretes have relied upon the published values found in the MPA (Mineral Products Association) fact sheet 18 (Embodied CO2e of UK cement and cementitious material).

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Sustainable solution

Regen inside.

Hanson concrete can incorporate a proportion of Hanson Regen, (Ground Granulated Blast furnace Slag or 'GGBS'), which is a cement replacement material, helping to produce a product that generates a much lower level of CO2 emissions than ordinary cement.

Learn more about Regen
 

Concrete carbon calculator.
Concrete volume calculator.