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Light duty concrete. A more economical alternative for light traffic applications like stick-built or pop-up sheds.
The most widely used mix for residential and light commercial foundations and slabs.
Used by many professionals in lieu of 3000 psi concrete for residential and light commercial applications. This mix imparts an added measure of strength and durability for foundations, basement slabs, garage slabs, and light commercial buildings.
When strength and durability are essential, 4000 is the obvious choice. This class of mix is typical of exterior flatwork such as sidewalks and parking aprons, retaining walls, bridge abutments, and high traffic indoor slabs.
These mixes are characterized by high strength, extreme durability, and environment-specific properties. Used mainly in heavy civil construction such as bridge decks, heavy-duty aprons/travel ways, slabs for large equipment, and marine environments.
Coarse, fine, or cellular grout for concrete masonry units, thin overlays, or filling hard-to-reach places such as culvert slip-linings and tank/pipe abandonments. High fluidity can reach places conventional concrete can’t.
An engineered mix that exhibits very high strength and durability while providing extreme flowability. Used to fill structures that require premium concrete without the ability to consolidate it by conventional means.
A quick and easy replacement for compacted gravel. Pours into place fully compacted without the manpower and time involved with placing lifts of gravel and mechanically compacting.
Lightweight concrete utilizes an expanded shale aggregate to reduce the dead load of a concrete structure or slab by as much as 20%
Concrete fibers can be polypropylene, nylon, or steel. They are dispersed by the millions throughout the concrete mix. Fibers “sew” microcracks in the concrete together preventing them from becoming large cracks. Fiber-reinforced concrete has greater ductility, flexural strength, impact resistance, and fire resistance.
Once the temperature of concrete dips below 40 degrees, the cement hydration process stalls out. Set accelerators give the concrete a boost, reducing the set time and protecting it during its initial set phase when it is most vulnerable.
In central and eastern Maine concrete deliveries are not always just down the block, and it does, in fact, get hot in the summer! Once water is added to cement, the hydration reaction of concrete begins and happens even faster with higher temperatures. That means the clock is ticking to get the concrete to the job and in place. Set retarders do a fantastic job of extending the window for transport and placement while preserving the quality of the concrete.
Water is necessary for cement to hydrate, but most water in concrete is solely for workability. Increasing amounts of water lead to reduced strength and durability while increasing cracking, shrinkage, and permeability. Water-reducing admixtures provide high workability through a chemical reaction that greatly reduces the amount of mixing water needed. LESS WATER = BETTER CONCRETE!
Retaining Wall Blocks