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Idea Center or Decorative Concrete for Driveways, Patios / Pool Decks, Floors, Insulated Concrete Form Houses.

Concrete Basics

Concrete, a combination of sand, gravel, cement, and water, is one of the most durable and sustainable building materials available. Once cement and water are mixed together, the paste created will continue to harden around the sand and gravel forever. The great Pyramids in Egypt are a perfect example of the durability and strength of concrete.

When working with ready mix concrete, however, there are certain things to keep in mind:

Water

While water is essential in creating concrete, excessive use of water can cause loss of strength, cracking, and slower set times. Think of baking a cake, if the baker adds an excessive amount of water or oil, the finished product will not turn out properly. Mixing concrete follows the same principles.

Temperature

If the air temperature is too hot or too cold, special precautions need to be taken when placing concrete.  For example, in extreme cold weather concrete “goes to sleep” and sets very slowly.  In hot weather, the opposite happens, the heat speeds up the hardening process.  In either extreme, contractors need to take the necessary precautions to ensure a quality finish to a quality product. Please contact the Capital Concrete, Inc. Technical Services team for more information.

Safety & the Environment

At Capital Concrete, Inc., safety is paramount in everything that we do. Our employees have been trained extensively on safe work practices and every precaution will be taken from the minute our truck arrives on the jobsite. We ask all of our customers to partner with us in our pursuit of safety and environmental stewardship by providing an appropriate wash down location for truck cleaning upon job completion.

 

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Call our Dispatch Office to Order: (757) 627-4591!

How to Order

Find a reliable contractor that suits your needs.  Capital Concrete, Inc. will gladly recommend a contractor based on your specific project.

Determine the size and scope of your concrete needs – How many yards do I need?  Our Concrete Calculator is a great resource.

Call dispatch at 757-627-4591 to schedule your delivery.

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