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CEMEX supplies concrete for underground wine cellars of renowned French vineyards

Date published: July 11, 2011

CEMEX in France supplied ready-mix concrete for the reinforced concrete foundation of the new underground wine cellars of the prestigious Château Pétrus vineyards in the Bordeaux Region of western France. The foundation, 1,034 square meters in area and 45 centimeters thick, was designed to safely store and protect the precious crates of wine 5.6 meters below ground at a strictly controlled temperature.


CEMEX supplies concrete for underground wine cellars of renowned French vineyards

Because of the shallow water table in the region, the approach selected for the development of the foundation not only kept the wine cellars dry, but also prevented pollution of the local groundwater during construction. Furthermore, following French Building Standards, the company made the decision to concrete the foundation through one continuous pour, reducing the cost and quantity of the rebar required for the job.

CEMEX supplies concrete for underground wine cellars of renowned French vineyards

CEMEX in France worked with the Eiffage Construction Nord Aquitaine Building division to build the foundation, consistent with its exact specifications. Following demolition of the old wine cellars and appropriate protection of the excavation from the incursion of water, the site was prepared for concreting. During 10 hours of non-stop pouring, a fleet of 14 ready-mix concrete trucks from two production facilities at CEMEX in France ran back and forth to supply the jobsite smoothly, continuously, and productively. Simultaneously, seven workmen handled the concreting, poker vibration, and smoothing with a screed of the raft concrete.

CEMEX’s products are the foundation for construction projects of every type. From wineries to wind farms, the company tailors its products and services to suit its customers’ specific construction needs.

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