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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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Outdoor Kitchen Ideas Using Concrete

by TRP Ready Mix on October 3, 2020

How Concrete Can Elevate Your Outdoor Kitchen Design and Functionality Outdoor kitchens are becoming more and more popular. They’re an extension of your home and, in a way, add more usable square footage when entertaining. Having the ability to cook meals outdoors, especially in summer, is a great way to host and enjoy the beautiful […]

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Maintaining A Stamped Concrete Patio

by TRP Ready Mix on August 28, 2020

Tips and Other Maintenance Advice  A stamped concrete patio is a beautiful thing, but it’s important to take care of the surface so that it will continue to look incredible and last for years to come. It has become a very popular choice for homeowners due to its affordability and endless possibilities in terms of […]

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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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