Diatomaceous Earth for Cement & Concrete

Pouring concreteDiatomaceous earth is well-known for being a supplementary cementing material in concrete mixes and as an admixture for improving concrete properties, including:

  • Better workability
  • Better concrete hydration and curing
  • Improved resistance to freeze/thaw cycles
  • Improved corrosion resistance
  • Better water resistance
  • Reduced permeability
  • Beneficial coloring/texturing

How to use diatomaceous earth for cement and concrete

There are many different mix ratios, and the decision must be made with regard to the specific job requirements. There is a significant amount of literature with suggestions—many which reference us because the Dicalite brand has been an industry standard for so long.