The Two C's

The Two C's

Key Advice For Contractors Using Ready-Mix Concrete In Their Projects

by Floyd Dunn

There are a lot of contractors who like working with ready-mix concrete because it can be customized in endless ways. If you plan on using it for a build, make sure you take these actions. 

Find a Local Supplier

The first stage in using ready-mix concrete around a construction site is finding a local supplier. They will be the ones putting your custom concrete batch together and delivering it to your work site. You just need to see what local options are available and then review them carefully.

Look at relevant aspects like the rates they have for ready-mix concrete, custom batch support that's provided, and trucks they can use for delivery. You can then figure out which local supplier will make it easy to source this concrete and then start working with it in no time for a build. 

Think About Where Concrete Is Going

Once you find a local supplier to order ready-mix concrete from, you need to think about where this concrete is going to go. Is this concrete going on the outside for a particular structure or is it being applied inside a building that already exists?

Work these details out so that you can order the right batch of concrete and then properly prepare for its delivery. Once you figure out a suitable location, you can let your supplier know and they'll refine your ready-mix concrete batch accordingly. 

Review Installation Guidelines

Even if you order quality ready-mix concrete that includes the perfect mix of sand, water, cement, and rocks, you still need to know how to work with it once it's dropped off on your work site. Then you can maximize its properties and ensure the structure made out of ready-mix concrete holds up.

One of the best things you can do is go through installation guidelines for the specific concrete batch you're ordering from a supplier. They should have these ready to go, which might dictate things like the tools you need to use, how long it will take your concrete batch to dry, and the properties you should expect at the end. These guidelines save you from making costly mistakes.

If you need to use ready-mix concrete around a site for a project, you want to carefully select a supplier to order from and then specify relevant things for your concrete batch. Then it will turn out great and subsequently get delivered without obstacles affecting your operations. 

Contact a supplier for more information about ready-mix concrete


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The Two C's

Welcome to a blog about the two C's. The two C's, as you might have already guessed are construction and contractors. These words are closely related. "Construction" refers to the art and science of building something. That something could be anything from a shed to a sidewalk. "Contractors" are the people who do the building. There are general contractors who do all sorts of building work, and then there are specialists who do work such as plumbing, electrical work, and drywall. Stop by and read a few articles when you have the time, and we promise you'll learn more about these two C's.