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What Does Adding Mixtures Do to Concrete Ready Mix?

Last updated 2 years ago

 

Ready-mix concrete is widely used in a number of different construction and home improvement applications. One of the many reasons it’s so widely used is because of its durability, versatility, and resistance to weathering. But for a boost of any of these qualities, consider ordering ready-mix concrete with special mixtures added to them. Here are a few popular concrete additives offered by A-1 Ready Mix Concrete:

Color Additives

If you’re looking to give your driveway an interesting look or are considering a concrete countertop, color additives can give you the look you want. To get a desired color in concrete, your ready-mix concrete supplier will mix in a pigment powder to produce the right shade and texture that you need. It’s always best to let a professional mix your colored concrete for you to ensure proper consistency and curing.

Stealth Fibers

Another great mixture to include in ready-mix concrete is stealth fiber. Fibers are used to enhance the strength and resilience of large sheets of concrete. Adding millions of small fibers to each batch of ready-mix concrete will help the concrete to bond together, creating a stronger, shrink-resistant concrete. You’ll also notice greater overall durability, which makes steal fiber additives perfect for driveways, foundations, countertops, and other large concrete surfaces.

Retardant Mixtures

Finally, there are mixtures that actually slow the setting rate of concrete. Known as retardants, these mixtures are perfect for setting concrete on a hot San Francisco day, because they prevent the heat from hardening your ready-mix concrete too quickly. This allows for more even, stable curing.

To learn more about concrete mixtures, contact A-1 Ready Mix Concrete. We serve the entire San Francisco and San Jose areas with professional ready-mix concrete delivery services. Call (877) 398-8736 to learn more about our services today.

 

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