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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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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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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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