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The Importance of Sealing & Finishing Concrete

by TRP Ready Mix on July 8, 2020

How this crucial step can change everything about your project If you own a home or a building, it is almost guaranteed that you have used concrete in the construction. Being the most common man-made material in the world, as well as being one of the strongest, there would be no foundations for buildings, no […]

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Concrete Pool Deck Ideas

by TRP Ready Mix on June 11, 2020

Spice Up Your Backyard This Summer with a Brand-New Concrete Pool Deck With summer vacation plans on hold, why not take this time to create a sunny resort in your own backyard? Revamping your pool deck with concrete adds value to your property, creates a trendy and modern atmosphere and even adds an extra element […]

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Concrete Landscaping Projects For Spring

by TRP Ready Mix on May 11, 2020

How to Incorporate Concrete Into Your Backyard Landscaping With nothing but time on your hands as the weather heats up and nowhere to go for your spring or summer vacation, why not transform your yard into your own personal oasis using a durable and versatile material like concrete? While concrete isn’t usually the first material […]

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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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Why It’s Crucial to Fix Damaged Roads

by TRP Ready Mix on December 11, 2019

The Importance of Performing Road Repairs Quickly and Efficiently As we all can agree – there are serious financial and safety repercussions of not repairing a vehicle that is broken. The same can be said for damaged roads that are not properly maintained or repaired. Improper maintenance can snowball very quickly and can become a […]

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When is it Too Cold to Pour Concrete?

by TRP Ready Mix on October 11, 2019

Tips for Pouring Concrete in Cold Weather Construction doesn’t stop when the temperatures drop. But pouring concrete in winter conditions does pose some unique challenges you must be prepared for. The ideal temperature to pour concrete is between 10˚C and 15˚C (50˚F and 60˚F). When the temperature drops below 10˚C, the chemical reactions needed to […]

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Tips for Protecting Concrete to Prevent Damage

by TRP Ready Mix on August 11, 2019

How to Maintain Concrete to Avoid Concrete Damage While concrete is considered relatively low maintenance, it is important to maintain it with occasional upkeep to ensure your concrete looks great and lasts a very long time. Concrete maintenance is relatively simple, and it’s worth the bit of work to protect your concrete from damaging elements […]

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WHAT IS FIBER-REINFORCED CONCRETE AND WHY IS IT USEFUL?

by TRP Ready Mix on July 11, 2019

Ready Mixed Concrete Suppliers Discuss the Benefits of Using Fiber-Reinforced Concrete We’ve heard of concrete being reinforced by materials before, but what’s the purpose of this? Is it something we’ve recently developed, or has it been around for a long time? Simply put, this process is what strengthens concrete, ensuring the structure’s integrity and security […]

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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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