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How Concrete Curing, Temperature, and Strength are Related

by Nicole McCormick on May 8, 2021

Combining Important Factors During Concrete Development Developing concrete takes far more work than simply combining water, cement, and an aggregate. For concrete to be strong and safe to use, it needs to be carefully developed. Factors like timing, temperature, moisture, and strength all need to be considered carefully. How are these concepts linked? We’ve explained […]

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Everything You Need to Know About the Concrete Maturity Curve

by TRP Ready Mix on April 8, 2021

How the Concrete Maturity Curve Makes Curing Easier Concrete needs to be strong without fail. Since it’s used for homes, roads, and massive structures, we simply can’t afford for concrete to be weak. Fortunately, there are ways to monitor the anticipated strength of concrete, and concrete maturity is a favoured method among construction professionals. Concrete […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Concrete Setting

by TRP Ready Mix on December 8, 2020

From hardening to mixes and more Concrete setting is a science that we don’t think about all too often. It’s usually “concrete gets hard; everything is good.” But on the contrary, construction businesses, renovation companies, and contractors know that there are so many factors that go into ensuring concrete is set properly for optimal functionality […]

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Concrete Design Options to Elevate Your Patio

by TRP Ready Mix on September 2, 2020

How Concrete Materials Can Transform Your Backyard Living Space Patios are an essential part of your home. It’s an extension to your home that most spend a whole lot of time on. Whether you’re relaxing poolside, enjoying a BBQ with friends and family or entertaining in some form or another, it’s an integral part of […]

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The Most Common Types of Cracks in Concrete and What They Mean

by TRP Ready Mix on April 11, 2020

Understanding the Various Types of Concrete Cracking Whenever there is a change in temperature or moisture, concrete can expand and contract just as other construction materials do. Therefore, making provisions to allow for this expansion is necessary. But if space is insufficient, cracks can form as a result of lacking proper load and support conditions. […]

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What Is the Difference Between Lean Concrete and Flowable Concrete?

by TRP Ready Mix on March 11, 2020

Exploring the Key Features of Lean & Flowable Concrete The terms lean and flowable concrete are often used interchangeably, but there are key features offered in both. To help you better understand how they differ from one another, we’ll explore the main differences and benefits that both lean and flowable concrete have to offer. What […]

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The History of Concrete and How it Has Evolved

by TRP Ready Mix on February 11, 2020

Concrete’s Rich Background and Fascinating Story Concrete is a staple in the construction industry, thanks to its strength and durability. But did you know that concrete has a long and rich history dating back to 3,000 BC? Early forms of the material were used to build world-famous Roman structures and, to our knowledge, Egyptian Pyramids. […]

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The Scientific Breakdown of Concrete

by TRP Ready Mix on January 11, 2020

Exploring One of The World’s Most Versatile Materials Concrete is one of the most versatile materials in the industry. Having been used across the world for years, it creates strong and long-lasting structures. From pavement to houses, skyscrapers to dams and bridges, it is a strong and durable construction material which provides environmental benefits, being […]

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Concrete Pouring Done Right

by TRP Ready Mix on November 11, 2019

Research, Plan and Prepare for Optimal Results Concrete pouring may seem simple and straightforward, but a project can go sideways very quickly if you are not careful. Preparation, planning and hiring professionals can be key factors in ensuring a successful outcome. All too often, simple mistakes can lead to catastrophic outcomes. Especially when it comes […]

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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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