Why Is Concrete Slump Important?

Creating the right consistency of concrete is vital for the success of a project. Too wet, and it’s liable to crack and scale. Too dry, and it will be difficult to pour and handle.  But how do you know if your concrete is at the ‘Goldilocks’ consistency? The best time to check is before it […]

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Can You Lay Concrete In The Rain?

It’s well-known that a key component of concrete is water – so surely pouring concrete in the rain shouldn’t be a problem? In actuality, it’s more of an issue than we might think, as the rainy weather can compromise the strength and final finish of the concrete.  But sometimes wet weather is simply unavoidable, so […]

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Concrete Pumps and Concrete Mixers Explained

Concrete pumps and concrete mixers are convenient, efficient ways of transporting concrete to your site and getting it to where it needs to be. They often go hand in hand, especially when concrete needs to reach awkward, tight spaces. In this article, we’ll be explaining exactly what concrete pumps and concrete mixers are, together with […]

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How Long Does Concrete Take to Set?

Contrary to common belief, concrete doesn’t reach its optimum strength as soon as it has hardened – it needs time to properly cure. This means that you could be waiting at least 28 days before utilising your new surface, or risk damaging the hardened concrete. This could result in cracks, dents and other damages before […]

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What is Concrete Made Of?

Concrete is used for construction projects of all shapes and sizes, from smaller home improvement works to large, industrial-scale builds.  In our last article, we touched upon the differences between concrete and other materials, briefly mentioning what concrete is made of. This time we’ll take a closer look at what goes into concrete, including the […]

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What is the Difference Between Concrete, Cement & Mortar?

Despite the prevalence of the materials, many people are not clear on the difference between concrete, cement and mortar. As leading concrete suppliers for Greater London, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northants, we thought we would shed some light on the uses and benefits of each material, as well as what they’re made of. Some people […]

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What is Reinforced Concrete?

Concrete is an incredibly strong, durable material, being able to comfortably hold substantial, heavy loads for exceptionally long periods of time – often for decades at a time. So why would it need reinforcing and what material is used to do it? EasyMix are on hand to give you some answers. What is reinforced concrete? […]

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Benefits of Using Concrete in Construction

Concrete is one of the most versatile, sustainable building materials in the construction industry. Whether it’s being used for a domestic or commercial project, concrete is ideal for giving you the results that you want. But what are the other benefits of using concrete in construction? EasyMix are on hand to tell you.   Concrete […]

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Types of Concrete, Their Strengths & Applications

No matter what project you’re undertaking, ensuring that you’re getting the right type of concrete is essential. Whether it’s large scale construction or a domestic build, the concrete mix that you choose will have a huge impact on the success of the project, so learning about the various types really pays dividends. While all concrete […]

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Why You Need to Mix Your Concrete Properly

Mixing concrete is often considered to be an art, and unless you’ve had experience doing it before, it can be relatively difficult to get right. Although it’s often advised not to hand mix copious amounts of concrete for large projects, it’s possible to mix the perfect batch of concrete for smaller, more simple uses. In […]

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