How Much Concrete Do I Need?

Whether you’re planning a DIY project, or need concrete for your construction site, it can be tricky to work out exactly how much concrete you might need.  In this article, we take you through how to calculate the amount of concrete you need depending on your type of project, and how an ‘only pay for […]

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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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How to Clean Polished Concrete Floors

Polished concrete is a versatile flooring solution; more versatile than it is often given credit for. It is ideal for heavy-duty workplaces like warehouses and industrial premises, but it also provides an attractive, trendy look in retail environments, bars and hotels. But how do you polish concrete floors? Let EasyMix Concrete talk you through it.  […]

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Why is Concrete Grey?

Given just how ubiquitous concrete has become when it comes to construction, it’s unsurprising that so many urban landscapes are uniformly grey. But why is concrete grey? Given the broad variety of natural materials and minerals that we have at our disposal, the construction material that we know so well today could quite easily have […]

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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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