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What is Ready-Mix Concrete and Why Do You Need it?

If you’re looking into remodelling your home, the question of what ready-mix concrete is might come up. The idea behind this form of concrete seems counterintuitive – why would someone buy a pre-mixed bag of cement and sand when they could make their own batch?

Ready-mix concrete is custom mixed, so it can be mixed and placed to suit a variety of project uses. This ensures that the best mix is used for specific project requirements, and the consistent quality provides a strong and durable product that will last. Pre-mixed combination of coarse and fine aggregates – typically a 1:2 ratio – with a dry, powdered cement. When the user pours the bag’s contents into water, it dissolves together to create concrete.

This method reduces some difficulties that are involved in mixing your own batch of concrete by hand. Without these additives, it would be very difficult to accurately mix the components together without any trapped pockets in which water could not reach. This would result in a lower strength concrete.

It is also less labour intensive, as concrete can then be pumped or poured into place for quick and easy installation that requires minimal human effort. Ready-Mix concrete is available in bulk quantities, which allows you to order the right ammount for your project.

Ready-mix concrete is very convenient for larger amounts of concrete that are required, especially when you take into consideration the fact that it can be delivered to your location.

Concrete is a basic element in construction projects and serves many purposes, from the foundation of a home to decorative finishes or even precast panels used for walls or columns. Since it has so many applications and is used in such vast quantities, it can become rather expensive given the work that goes into producing it. To save you money and give you more time to focus on other elements of your project, ready-mix concrete is available from many different companies who specialize in this type of material.

Contact ML Group today to learn more about our Ready-Mix products or use our concrete calculator to determine how much you need for your next project.

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