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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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Sun Damage to Concrete: What’s the Story?

by TRP Ready Mix on August 11, 2018

How to Protect and Repair Concrete Products from the Sun’s Harmful Effects Can sunlight damage concrete? It might surprise you to learn that, yes, UV rays can damage concrete over time and extended sun exposure, especially prolonged exposure in summer, can speed up this damage. We know that ultraviolet (UV) radiation destroys both living and […]

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Curing and Pouring Concrete: Best Practices for Summer

by TRP Ready Mix on July 11, 2018

How to Overcome the Challenges of Pouring and Curing Ready Mix Concrete When It’s Hot Summer is a busy season for concrete contractors, but the hot weather poses challenges for curing concrete. If it’s too hot outside, concrete will cure quickly and risk losing quality and strength. And if it’s also dry and windy, these […]

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Keep Your Concrete Patio Summer-Ready

by TRP Ready Mix on June 11, 2018

Cleaning and Caring for Concrete Patios throughout the Summer Patio season has finally returned to Ottawa, and that means it’s time to dust off your patio furniture and remove any unsightly dirt from your patio’s concrete pad. But your patio care shouldn’t end there. Besides cleaning your patio, you should check for damage and take […]

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Everything You Need to Know to Pour a Concrete Patio

by TRP Ready Mix on May 11, 2018

Industry Tips for Building Patios with Ready Mix Concrete Patio season is finally here, Ottawa! If you’re ready to enjoy your own outdoor patio this summer, why not build one yourself? Using ready mix concrete, you can build a durable base for outdoor patios that will last a lifetime. Contact your local ready mixed concrete […]

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5 Products That Can Damage Concrete Driveway & Floors

by TRP Ready Mix on April 11, 2018

Concrete Contractors Offer Advice to Protect Your Concrete Flooring and Driveways Although concrete is extremely strong and durable, it is not immune to certain products and spills. When concrete is sealed properly, it’s better protected from the elements and everyday wear and tear, including cleaning products and other substances. But even so, there are some […]

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