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Strength of Concrete (PSI)


By ProMatcher Staff



Concrete Strength:
What is the Compressive Strength of Concrete?

The strength of concrete is measure in terms of pounds per square inch (or PSI).

PSI is a measure of compressive strength, or the ability of the material to carry loads and handle compression.

1.) 2500-3000 PSI

Most concrete has a PSI rating of 2500 to 3000. This type of concrete can be used for sidewalks and residential driveways. This concrete is generally more affordable than higher strength concrete.

2.) 3500-4000 PSI

Concrete with a PSI of 3500 to 4000 is typically used for concrete beams and footings. It can also be used for slab foundations and high traffic roads.

3.) 4000-5000 PSI

Concrete with a PSI of 4000 to 5000 is found in warehouses and factories, in addition to other large-scale commercial and industrial properties.

4.) 6000+ PSI

Concrete with a PSI rating of 6000 or more is considered high-strength concrete. It is typically found in nuclear power plants and other areas where radiation contamination is possible. High strength concrete has a lower water-cement ratio, giving it additional durability and strength.






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