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FAQ

Sub Grade
The soil prepared and compacted to support a structure or pavement system; recommended to be granular and free of clay.
Slump
A measure of consistency of freshly mixed concrete. Slump is measured in inches. It is the distance that freshly mixed concrete subsides when a conical mold (slump cone) is lifted from the test specimen
Set Time
A measurement in hours and minutes of the stiffening of concrete as to resist to a degree of penetration.
Screeding
The operation of forming a surface by the use of screed guides (typically; forms) and a strike off.
Ready Mixed Concrete
Concrete manufactured for delivery to a purchaser in plastic and unhardened state.
Portland Cement
A hydraulic cement that sets and hardens by chemical interaction with water.
Performance Mix
Specified at the time of ordering in lieu of a bag mix; a concrete mix specified to meet minimum compressive strength requirements measured in pounds per square inch (i.e. 3000psi, 3500psi, and 4000psi) more psi = more strength and durability. Similar to a bag mix but achieves hardened characteristics by use of pozzolans or admixtures. A cost saving of $2.00 per cubic yard will be realized for equivalent bag mix. Also slows set times compared to a bag mix. Recommended for the weekend warrior.
Limestone Mix
A concrete mix containing crushed limestone coarse aggregate. Typically used for exterior applications such as driveways, sidewalks and patios.
Gravel Mix
A concrete mix containing natural gravel coarse aggregate. Typically used for interior applications such as garage floors, basement floors and footings.
Curing
The maintenance of a satisfactory moisture content and temperature in concrete during its early stages so that desired properties may develop.
Cubic Yard
Concrete is batched and sold by volume, not weight. To calculate volume required for your project use our online concrete calculator.
Bull Float
A tool comprising a large, flat, rectangular piece of wood, aluminum, or magnesium usually 8 inches wide and 48 inches long and a handle 4 to 16 feet in length used to smooth unformed surfaces or freshly placed concrete.
Bleeding
The emergence of water from newly placed concrete caused by the settlement of the solid materials within the concrete.
Batch
Quantity of concrete mixed at one time.

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