Why Freshly Mixed Concrete Achieves Seamless Delivery
Laying concrete can sometimes feel like a tightrope act. The mix must be right, transportation needs to be incident free, the weather is required to behave and the onsite pour needs precision and accuracy. In this article we look at 4 ways in which freshly mixed concrete minimises the risks for site managers or DIYers.
The Custom Concrete team do not claim to be able to hold back rain or snow, but – barring the weather – we have created a logistical operation that is as seamless as possible. This means that when a customer places an order for freshly mixed concrete, we are in a position to pretty much guarantee a perfect delivery process.
Freshly Mixed Concrete Minimises Risks for Customers
There is so much that can go wrong with laying concrete, that it is a wonder the task is ever achieved in a trouble-free way. The aim of the Custom Concrete team is to remove as many of the potential pitfalls as possible, in order to achieve maximum success rates. There are 4 ways that we manage this:
1. Site Mixed Concrete is Poured Immediately
Concrete can be delivered to a site in two ways:
- Ready Mixed Concrete. This is batched prior to delivery. It is then transported to its destination ready for use.
- Site Mixed Concrete. The raw materials are transported to the site in a volumetric truck. The concrete is then freshly mixed once the truck is in situ.
A concern when using ready mixed concrete is that there may be a hold-up along the way, in which case the concrete may begin to cure before it arrives to be poured. It will then need mixing with water again to arrive at the right state for the job.
Site mixed concrete couldn’t be fresher. Multiple batches can be mixed, as needed, and any minor tweaks in volume or consistency can be made to adjust for site conditions.
2. Overcoming Rain, Drizzle and Downpours
There is no standard mix for concrete. The blend of components in a batch is dependent on the job it is doing, and the environmental conditions it is doing it in. If you pour in icy conditions, there is a danger that ice will form in the mix. Alternatively, if the weather is too hot, the concrete may not hydrate properly in the curing process.
Typically, in Britain, the problem is rain. If we have a job booked in on a rainy day, the process of mix on site concrete allows us to change the consistency to allow for the weather conditions. The Custom Concrete team are experienced professionals who can offer skilled guidance on environmental factors.
3. Transporting Your Freshly Mixed Concrete On Site
The sooner you can pour concrete after mixing, the better results you will achieve. The Custom Concrete team take care to position the truck in an optimal position to facilitate pouring, prior to mixing the concrete.
Our volumetric trucks have an excellent reach, but if it proves impossible to get close enough to the pour, or you need to pour from above, we offer boom and line pump hire to facilitate the rapid transport of freshly mixed concrete.
4. Multiple Batches
Creating multiple batches of freshly mixed concrete is simple. Customers use our Custom Concrete Calculator to work out the volume required for each batch, then we provide each batch onsite as you need them.
The way we transport and mix concrete means that we can offer a flexibility when it comes to mixing which other forms of transportation are unable to achieve. Suppose your mix needs tweaking on site, or you need 3 different types of concrete. We can achieve this quickly and easily.
Working With Custom Concrete
We are a trusted provider of mixed on site concrete across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, and Buckinghamshire. The Custom Concrete Calculator allows customers to work out in advance what materials are needed in order to eradicate waste. Just let us know what mix you need, and we will deliver freshly mixed concrete to your site when and where it is required.
Would you like to talk to one of our concrete specialists about site mixed concrete? Call us today on 01525 861899