Sequatchie Concrete Ready Mix
Sequatchie Concrete Service provides a wide variety of ready mix concrete products suitable to both commercial and residential projects with compressive strengths from 50 PSI Flowable Fill to 12,000 PSI, as well as an extensive line of specialty products. All mix designs are prepared in accordance with ASTM and ACI standards. In addition to our standard mixes, Sequatchie’s team of NRMCA-certified Quality Control Technicians are trained to develop custom mix designs in accordance with customer and project specifications.
What is Ready Mix?
Ready-mix concrete is a type of concrete that is manufactured in a factory or batching plant, according to a set recipe, and then delivered to a work site, by truck mounted transit mixers . This results in a precise mixture, allowing specialty concrete mixtures to be developed and implemented on construction sites. The first ready-mix factory was built in the 1930s, but the industry did not begin to expand significantly until the 1960s. It has continued to grow since then.
Ready-mix concrete is sometimes preferred over on-site concrete mixing because of the precision of the mixture and reduced work site confusion.
Ready Mixed Concrete refers to concrete that is specifically manufactured for delivery to the customer's construction site in a freshly mixed and plastic or unhardened state. Concrete itself is a mixture of Portland cement, water and aggregates comprising of sand and gravel or crushed stone. In traditional work sites, each of these materials is procured separately and mixed in specified proportions at site to make concrete. Ready Mixed Concrete is bought and sold by volume and can be custom-made to suit different applications.
Ready Mixed Concrete is manufactured under computer-controlled operations and transported and placed at site using sophisticated equipment and methods.
Advantages of Ready Mix Concrete Over Site Mix Concrete
- A centralized concrete batching plant can serve a wide area.
- The plants are located in areas zoned for industrial use, and yet the delivery trucks can service residential districts or inner cities.
- Better quality concrete is produced.
- Elimination of storage space for basic materials at site.
- Elimination of procurement / hiring of plant and machinery
- Wastage of basic materials is avoided.
- Labor associated with production of concrete is eliminated.
- Time required is greatly reduced.
- Noise and dust pollution at site is reduced.
- Reduce cost.