Concrete is caustic and should not come in contact with your skin. It can cause serious chemical burns. If you do have contact with wet concrete, wash affected areas with fresh water for 15 minutes.
Adding extra water to concrete at the job site weakens the strength and increases the possibility of cracking, peeling, or surface scaling. Adding as little extra water as possible creates denser concrete that has added resistance to weather and reducing the amount of extra water allows for a higher quality finish to the concrete.
Weather affects pouring concrete. Temperature and humidity affect working with concrete and how the concrete cures. Certain admixtures [see the “Products” page] compensate for weather conditions. Be sure to ask, when you order.
Ice melting products can damage freshly poured and even existing concrete. We have worksheets on the do’s and don’ts of ice melting products. Please ask.
Steel reinforcement (rebar or wire mesh, etc.) in concrete affects what cold weather admixtures can be used. Some products will corrode steel reinforcement. Be sure to tell us if you have steel reinforcement in your project.
The minimum delivery is 1 yard of concrete. Unused concrete can be returned to our yard but customers pay for the amount of concrete they order.
Washing out the concrete mixer is very important.
All the residue of concrete in the chutes must be washed off before the truck leaves the site. There must be an environmentally safe place to washout where none of the washout waste water will be able to flow to streams, lakes, rivers, or drainage systems. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to assure an adequate washout location is available. NEVER LET WASHOUT WASTE GO IN A STORM SEWER.
Be careful where you ask us to drive. The minimum side to side clearance for the truck is 10’ wide. The truck needs 12’ 6” of clearance from overhead obstacles, like wires, branches, and building eaves. The truck weighs 70,000 pounds, so it cannot go over septics or soft ground. Ground must be solid.