finishing concrete to look like aged stone

finishing concrete to look like aged stone

3 Benefits of Using Ready Mix Concrete

by Patrick Taylor

Concrete can be used to create so many amazing surfaces and structures. Because of this, there are several different kinds of concrete that are mixed and used each day. One kind of concrete that is both effective and efficient is ready mix concrete. Ready mix concrete is concrete whose necessary components have already been mixed together and all that needs to be added for it to turn into actual concrete is water. There are several benefits that come along with using ready mix concrete and this article is going to discuss 3 of these benefits in more detail. 

Reduce Waste 

When you choose to mix the concrete together yourself, you are going to need to purchase all of the components needed to create the dry cement mixture. Since it can be very difficult to purchase the exact amount of each ingredient that you need, you are likely going to have some waste leftover when you are done. This not only creates the dilemma of trying to figure out what to do with all of the extra ingredients, but it also means that you are going to be wasting money. When you go with ready mix concrete, all of the ingredients have already been perfectly measured and added to the mixture for you, so you will have the exact amount that you need. 

Minimize Labor Costs 

Since the ready mix concrete is already going to be mixed, this is going to reduce a great deal of time that would be spent on mixing these components together. This in turn is going to allow you to save a great deal of money on labor costs. Rather than paying the workers to mix the components together for the concrete, you are just going to need to pay them to pour the actual concrete. Since money is generally a big factor in most things, being able to save money, while still getting high quality cement, is going to be a great benefit of using ready mix concrete . 

No Extra Equipment 

If you are creating the concrete on your own, you are going to need to have all of the elements needed to properly prepare the concrete mixture. This will require you to have a mixer of your own to mix the concrete on site, as well as the tools needed to load all of the separate ingredients into the mixer. This isn't only going to be difficult, but it is likely going to be costly as well. Ready mix concrete, on the other hand, can be pre-mixed and ready to go, eliminating the need for any of these tools or equipment. 

For more information about using ready mix concrete, talk to a contractor like Mershon Concrete.


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finishing concrete to look like aged stone

Do you love the look of old stone walls and dream of one day having that look around your home? I was amazed at how my contractor transformed my boring block wall into a real work of art. The contractor used a combination of tools, stamps and stains to finish the concrete and create a spectacular looking stone wall. If this is something you want around your home, take a few minutes to browse through my blog. You will learn about the techniques, materials and styles that you have to choose from to finish just about any concrete surface around your home.