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Ready Mix Concrete Strength
One of the most important factors before ordering ready mix concrete is knowing the required compressive strength. Typically, reinforced concrete ranging between 3,000 to 6,000 psi.
Outdoor concrete used on home improvements should be ordered with a strength ranging between 3,500 to 5,000 psi.
Ordering Ready Mix Concrete
Once you work with us to come up with the best mix for your application, the next step is to order the right amount. Errors on the plus or minus side can be equally difficult to remedy. Buying too much concrete is not only a waste of money, but also necessitates finding an environmentally safe way to dispose of the excess.
Ready mixed concrete is sold by the cubic yard, determining how many yards you need for square or rectangular slabs is fairly straightforward (you can use this concrete calculator to help you do the math).
Ready Mix Concrete Slump
Slump is the consistency of the concrete when it’s being placed. Slump shall be specified low although it will vary depending on reinforcement spacing, formwork type, and the slope or the place where it will be placed.
Our comprehensive product lines include:
Regular Concrete (for foundations, columns, slabs and beams)
Pump Mixes (for 2″, 3″ and 5″ hose pumps)
Concrete With Fibers
Low Permeability Concrete
Early Strength Concrete
Tremie Concrete Under Water
Excessive bleedwater will delay the finishing operation and can cause serious problems with the surface of the concrete. Adding more sand to the mix, adding more entrained air, using less mix water, or adding cement or fly ash are possible cures.
Remember to specify how far the job site is from the batch plant, the arrival time of the concrete that you are requesting, the desired spacing of concrete trucks, specify if you need any fiber or plasticizer, how the concrete is going to be placed (tailgate, pump, wheelbarrow, etc.)
Make sure you let us know if you will be pumping concrete. Pumping mixes require a sufficient amount of fines and there are limits to the size of the aggregate in order for the mix to be pumpable.
Finally, inform the concrete batch plant the conditions of where the ready mix will be placed (slope, incline roof, limited space, basement, roof) or any relevant information that could affect the schedule of the pour.