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Why You Should Use Concrete To Build Steps

by TRP Ready Mix on February 15, 2023

Do you want an easy way to upgrade your home and add a modern touch? One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is by using concrete for stairs. Building concrete steps is an affordable and long-lasting option for adding a modern touch to your home. Concrete is one of the most popular materials used […]

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How To Protect Concrete From Winter

by TRP Ready Mix on January 10, 2023

Ottawa has some frigid winters and unpredictable weather. Winter weather is often quite damaging to concrete surfaces. Protecting your concrete from the harsh Canadian winter requires some pre-planning and effort. If you have a concrete patio or driveway, you may wonder how to protect concrete in winter. With the right preparation and maintenance, you can […]

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What To Know About Concrete Floor Finishes

by TRP Ready Mix on December 9, 2022

The Ultimate Guide To Help You Narrow Down Your Pick Concrete flooring dates back to 5600 BC when houses along the Danube River in (former) Yugoslavia used it. Today, one typically only finds exposed concrete floors in commercial buildings and basements. But that is changing. More homeowners today finish their floors in concrete, seeking a […]

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Seven Ways Concrete Can Fail

by TRP Ready Mix on November 28, 2022

And How to Avoid It The average winter in Ottawa can hit low temperatures of -20C° or lower. If your concrete isn’t made properly, the frost can expand and crack the foundation and walls. If you’re a contractor, you know that concrete is a vital part of any construction project. But did you know that […]

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Why To Use Recycled Concrete In Your Next Project

by TRP Ready Mix on September 13, 2022

Tips For Using Recycled Concrete The construction industry is vital, but it also has a problem. According to the Canada Green Building Council, building materials and construction are responsible for around 13% of the country’s carbon emissions. Considering existing buildings contribute 17% each year, this shows that there is work to be done. Using more […]

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Best Concrete Pouring Practices For Summer

by TRP Ready Mix on August 11, 2022

How To Pour Concrete When It’s Hot Summer is a great time to do outdoor projects, but pouring concrete in summer can be a downright miserable experience if you don’t follow the right practices. Let’s dive right in. Use a concrete mix designed for hot weather. If you have to pour concrete in the summer, […]

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Ready Mix Concrete – The No Fuss Solution

by TRP Ready Mix on January 9, 2022

Why Ready Mixed Concrete is the Preferred Concrete Product There is no other concrete product that is as convenient as ready mixed concrete. Convenient for both big and small projects, ready mixed concrete is a quality product that ensures great results and little waste. So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that ready mixed concrete […]

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The Problem with Steel-Reinforced Concrete

by TRP Ready Mix on November 22, 2021

And Why Alternative Reinforced Concrete Materials Are Preferred 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 after their creation. […]

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12 Crucial Tips for Concrete Maturity Calibration

by TRP Ready Mix on August 13, 2021

And The Benefits That Come With Are you in the concrete industry? Then you probably know that concrete maturity is a crucial factor in determining concrete quality. But what is concrete maturity? And how do you go about calibrating it? In this blog post, we will discuss 12 tips for concrete maturity calibration. By following […]

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How Concrete Strength is Affected by Post-Tensioning

by TRP Ready Mix on July 15, 2021

How The Collapse Of Florida International University Bridge Could’ve Been Prevented Concrete is the most popular construction material in the world. It’s strong, durable, and economical. However, concrete can only support so much weight on its own. That’s where post-tensioning comes in. Post-tensioning is a process that adds tension to the concrete after it has […]

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