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Winter Damaged Concrete? Now What?

by TRP Ready Mix on April 20, 2022

Tips For Dealing With The Winter Menace Did you know that Canadians experience some of the most diverse weather conditions, with winter seasons being extreme? Well, one thing to worry about in the winter is the potential damage freezing can have to your concrete surfaces. As you try to protect your property from the winter, […]

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How To Use Concrete For Home Decor?

by TRP Ready Mix on February 11, 2022

With Ready Mix Concrete, Your Home Décor Options Are Endless! Can concrete even be 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, […]

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How To Cure Concrete Faster

by TRP Ready Mix on December 11, 2021

And How To Avoid The Slow Drying 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 time to cure so it can […]

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The Difference Between Lean Concrete and Flowable Concrete?

by TRP Ready Mix on October 11, 2021

Exploring the Key Features 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 is Lean Concrete? Lean concrete […]

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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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Reasons Your Parking Lot Project is Costing You More Than Expected

by TRP Ready Mix on March 15, 2021

Make Sure You Aren’t Overspending On Your Investment Lot Investors are starting to look past homes and other traditional investment properties. Different options are gaining traction as compelling investments, and parking lots are a new favourite. If you choose to invest in a parking lot, you’ll want to take the right steps to ensure that […]

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How to Make Coloured Concrete

by TRP Ready Mix on February 8, 2021

4 Ways to Colour a Concrete Surface When you hear the word “concrete,” the image that pops in your head is probably gray. It’s obvious that concrete is most often gray, and this neutral shade can look great on driveways, garage floors, patios, athletic surfaces, and so much more. However, you don’t have to settle […]

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Concrete Construction VS. Wood Framing

by TRP Ready Mix on January 3, 2021

Which is the better choice? The use of wood versus concrete materials in construction has been heavily debated for years. Some believe that there are significantly more benefits to concrete over wood construction, while others suggest the opposite. So, which is better? With so many different opinions readily available, it can be confusing to know […]

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Things to Do/Consider Before Starting a DIY Concrete Project

by TRP Ready Mix on November 10, 2020

Tips For Ensuring a Successful Concrete Project Whether you’re new to handling concrete or you have a few years of experience under your tool belt, you must always take into account the fact that concrete projects are intricate, time-consuming, and complicated, as well as time-sensitive. It takes a lot of skill, patience, and finesse to […]

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