Tips to Follow when Ordering Concrete for Your Job Site

No single concrete mix design works perfectly for every applicationstatesAlan Sparkman, the executive director of the Tennessee Concrete Association. He adds “Some basic knowledge and good communication with your supplier will help you get the perfect mix for each job.” Ordering mistakes can be costly, potentially reducing your revenue and delaying project completion. You risk your reputation if you order …

Learn the Difference Between Interior and Exterior Concrete Prep

When mixing concrete, the goal is to achieve a product that has superior durability and maximum strength. Mixing the bags of concrete is not a difficult process, and when it is done properly it should last a lifetime. The trick is to get the exact ratio of mix and water, along with any additives, to ensure the concrete has the …

The Effect of Temperature on Concrete Pours

Concrete and cement are two different things. Water, aggregate, and cement make concrete. Aggregate is typically rock, gravel or sand depending on the desired use of the concrete. Cement binds the water and aggregate together through the hydration process, a chemical reaction forming the durable solid we know as concrete. Making cement starts by mixing finely ground limestone and clay, …

A Review of Some Famous Roman Concrete Structures

Nobody can argue with the fact that if you are looking for master builders who used concrete, one needs to look no further than the ancient Romans. The Italians maintained this concrete tradition through the Renaissance and beyond. Regardless of the wear and tear, they have endured over the years, construction of aqueducts, roads, and temples completed during Roman times …