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Concrete Pumping 101

by Lia C on June 11, 2019

How to Pump Concrete to Those Hard-to-Reach Places with a Reliable & Efficient Concrete Pump Truck When it comes to construction projects, it’s important to emphasize efficiency to ensure you stay within the boundaries of your budget and timeline. Specialized machines like concrete pumps work to help you maximize your time. Versatile concrete pumping services […]

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What’s A Stone Slinger and How Will it Help With My Project?

by TRP Ready Mix on May 11, 2019

Concrete Contractors Discuss How a Stone Slinger Service can Help You Finish Your Projects On Time & Within Budget Is your project reaching a roadblock because you can’t deliver sand or aggregates to a specific spot? Stone slingers are ideal for delivering products to those hard-to-reach areas and ensuring your project is on track and […]

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How To Cure Concrete Faster

by TRP Ready Mix on April 11, 2019

How Long Does It Take for Concrete to Cure? Often, Not Fast Enough There’s nothing more frustrating than something that takes what seems like forever to dry. And when it comes to ready mixed concrete, this can be particularly gruelling when you need to use your driveway, walkway, patio, or stairs. Freshly poured concrete needs […]

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Dealing With Winter Concrete Damage in the Spring

by TRP Ready Mix on March 11, 2019

Concrete Contractors & Suppliers Offer Concrete Repair Tips for Winter Damage Winter weather will wreak havoc on your driveway, pathways, stairs, and any other exterior concrete slabs around your property, especially with the severe weather Ottawa is experiencing. Moisture, the freeze-thaw cycle, de-icing salts, and blades from shovels and snow plows means your concrete had […]

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What Is Permeable Concrete and What Makes It A Green Choice?

by TRP Ready Mix on February 11, 2019

Concrete Suppliers Discuss the Environmental Benefits of Water-Permeable Concrete Permeable concrete is a special type of concrete that has positive impacts on the environment and is also economically advantageous. Short of making it from recycled concrete, you can order new permeable concrete mixes from your local concrete suppliers. If you want to benefit from using […]

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How to Prevent De-Icing Salt from Damaging Concrete In Winter

by TRP Ready Mix on January 11, 2019

Concrete Suppliers Offer Tips to Help Keep Your Concrete in Good Condition during the Winter Winter is here, and winter weather means plenty of salt dumped on roads and driveways. That salt can damage concrete, especially if it’s new. If your concrete is not mixed, installed, sealed, or cured properly, it’s at risk of being […]

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How Concrete Gets Recycled

by TRP Ready Mix on December 10, 2018

A Look at the Eco-Friendly, Cost-Effective Concrete Recycling Process As surprising as it might be, concrete gets recycled. Instead of transporting concrete waste to landfills and paying a high price to dispose of concrete, contractors will recycle concrete from a demolition project. Recycling concrete results in significant cost savings, while also reducing the environmental footprint […]

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Using Aggregates in Concrete Countertops

by TRP Ready Mix on November 11, 2018

Why Ready Mix Concrete is Ideal for Concrete Countertop Mix Concrete is becoming increasingly popular for interior home décor. From votive candle holders to table tops, this material is cost-effective, durable, and attractive. It’s especially suited for creating long-lasting countertops that withstand heat and the daily wear and tear of kitchens. The aggregates used in […]

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Unique Concrete Uses in Your Home

by TRP Ready Mix on October 11, 2018

With Ready Mix Concrete, Your Home Décor Options Are Endless! Is concrete a suitable material for projects at home? If you’re thinking that its uses are limited to walkways, driveways, and foundations, you’re missing out on the tremendous potential of this versatile material. You may have considered building your own concrete patio. But concrete can […]

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The Problem with Steel-Reinforced Concrete

by TRP Ready Mix on September 11, 2018

…And Why Concrete Contractors and Suppliers Prefer Alternative Reinforced Concrete Materials A 19-century innovation, steel-reinforced concrete sought to make concrete structures more secure and stable. But as history shows, this approach to reinforced concrete hasn’t stood the test of time like its predecessors. Concrete structures in Rome stand to this day, close to 2000 years […]

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