Concrete faqs

Frequently asked questions

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Approximately 145 # for each cubic foot.  A full 5 gallon pail is about 2/3 of a cubic foot it will weigh almost 100 #.  An average size wheelbarrow will weigh about 500 #.  A cubic yard (27 cubic feet) weighs almost 2 tons.

All mixers in our fleet are tri-axle, rear discharge configuration with a payload capacity of 10 cubic yards. They are 12’ 3” high, 8’ wide (wheels), 10’ wide (mirror to mirror) and weigh in excess of 70,000 # when fully loaded.

The trucks are equipped with 15’ of extension chutes.

No, however we can recommend concrete contractors to you if you request.

No, you will need to provide wheelbarrows, coal chutes, shovels, rakes, straight-edges, bull floats, hand floats and trowels.

Yes, considering the climate of our service area all concrete is produced with air entrainment unless specifically requested otherwise.

No, the mixers are equipped with a pressurized water tank for these tasks.

As much as you can afford is best but usually 24-48 hrs is sufficient to secure a spot in the schedule.

Yes, we heat the sand, stone, and water to produce delivered concrete temps in a range of 50ºF to 70ºF.

This term is an acronym for “Pounds per Square Inch” and relates to a strength level used in formulating the actual mix proportions. Normally, residential concrete is designed for 3,000 PSI unless there is a unusual application or exposure condition.

Septic systems, leach fields, water wells, utility trenches, flowerbeds, tree limbs, low wires, curbs steep grades, neighbor’s property lines, swimming pools, excavation debris, newly installed paving, wet spots (clay), and quicksand.

Coal chutes (available at local tool-rental shops), wheelbarrows (have plenty of help), concrete pumps.

Yes, there are several concrete pumps in our area.  They can be truck mounted with 120’ long placement booms or trailer mounted ground line pumps.

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