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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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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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