Frequently Asked Questions
What Concrete Mix Does Canadian Ready Mix Supply?
Although our standard mix is 32mpa with 6% air, we also provide a custom concrete mix design that satisfies customer/contractor needs.
What Type Of Concrete Products Do We Supply?
Make use of our concrete mixes for your basement floors, garage floors, driveways, walkways, patios, porches, footings, and walkways. The types of concrete products that we supply are:
Alleviate surface cracking with fibre reinforcement. You can use it in place of rebar and or use it with the rebar. However, it will cost you additionally.
Air entraining admixture
6% is standard for our mix as it helps to form tiny bubbles that protect the concrete from our freeze/thaw cycles. This is included in our price.
Water reducing admixture
Reduces the amount of water required in the mix, thereby increasing its strength. This is included in our price.
Make sure to air entrain the concrete with chemical admixtures as it helps to avoid freeze and thaw action. With proper air entrainment, the placement of very tiny air bubbles (1 mm in diameter) at a very tight spacing reduces the stresses created within the concrete when water expands during its transformation to the ice during cold weather.
How Much Time Do I Get To Unload?
15 minutes per meter.
How Many Wheelbarrows Per Meter Of Concrete?
How Much Concrete Do I Need?
Use our concrete calculator to measure your quantity and then call us to book your delivery. https://www.calculator.net/concrete-calculator.html. We will confirm your amount upon call and schedule your delivery.
Does Weather Affect My Delivery?
Yes! Weather conditions can affect the setting time and concrete placing and finishing. Protection systems must be used for proper concrete placement. Cold weather conditions that can affect concrete:
Check the weather status at https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca.
How Far From The Truck Can You Get The Concrete?
If the concrete is poured on the ground, we can get concrete approximately 15 ft from the concrete truck’s back tires. If it is poured into a wheelbarrow or porch, we can reach a height of 8-10 ft from the back tires.
What Is Your Truck’s Size?
Our concrete trucks are approximately 11 ft 6 inches high, 8 ft wide, and 28 ft long. So keep in mind, we need space and clearance to reach your job site; otherwise, be ready to wheelbarrow the concrete to your location. If you’re unsure, call us, and we can help you navigate the details of your project.
What Are The Key Things To Look For During Concrete Placement?