What is ready mix concrete?

Ready mix concrete is a type of concrete that is mixed to client specifications within a batch plant, and then delivered to a site to be immediately used. The requested proportions of aggregates, cement and water are mixed offsite – companies such as Easy Mix Concrete will only charge you for the amount of concrete you actually use, and will mix the concrete to your exact specifications.  

What is the difference between ready mix concrete and normal concrete?

The key difference between ready mix concrete and normal concrete is the location in which it is mixed. Ready mix concrete is mixed offsite and delivered to the site in a specialist vehicle, allowing for better quality assurance and a quicker turnaround. Normal concrete is delivered in its component parts and will require mixing onsite.

What are the advantages of ready mix concrete?

Ready mix concrete has multiple benefits:

  • High quality product can be achieved, as the system used to produce it can be controlled more effectively.
  • Lower costs, as there will be no expenditure involved in storing any raw materials to buying them separately.
  • Saves time, as the pre-mixed concrete will be delivered to your site, ready to use straight away.
  • Eco-friendly, due to the reduction in material wastage compared with normal concrete.

How do I calculate the amount of ready mix concrete I need?

Calculating the amount of ready mix concrete you need is easy – simply use our online concrete calculator to determine the exact amount of concrete you will require for your needs.

How is ready mix concrete made?

Water and cement are formed into a paste, which is then used to coat and bind together the aggregates (including rocks and sand) – this creates the mass that is known as concrete. These proportions will need to be perfectly balanced to achieve a durable product that still has the right amount of workability. Generally, the cement will be batch created in a plant before being mixed in transit to the site.

What is ready mix concrete used for?

Ready mix concrete can be used for a vast array of applications including: civil engineering projects, road developments, foundations, bridges, walls, floors & bases, driveways, footpaths. Any type of construction that requires a durable material can benefit from the strength and convenience of ready mix concrete.

How do I prepare for working with ready mix concrete?  

Even though ready mix concrete is pre-prepared on your behalf, it’s still important to prepare your site for its arrival. Ensure there is a place for it to be stored before the project commences. Also make sure you have all the necessary tools and safety clothing needed to work with ready mix concrete, helping you use the concrete with professionalism and in an entirely safe manner.  

If you’re searching for a reliable supply of ready mixed concrete, tailored to your project’s needs, look no further than Easy Mix Concrete. We have zero delivery charge on our custom made mixes, and also enforce an only-pay-for-what-you-use policy to make sure our clients get the most from their money. To discover more about our services, please get in touch with our friendly experts today.