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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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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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