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6 Types of Concrete Finish

exposed aggregate concrete finish

Concrete can be made with various types of finishes, each with its own range of benefits and applications. Whether you need a slip-resistant surface for a walkway or a polished, decorative finish for a showroom, there’s a concrete finishing technique that’s perfect for your needs. In this article, we’ll explore six types of concrete finishes […]

A Guide to Self-Compacting Concrete

A guide to self-compacting concrete

Self-compacting concrete has been getting a lot of attention in the construction world. Unlike traditional concrete, self-compacting concrete flows and compacts into the desired shape without the need for consolidation. Forget about needing mechanical tools or machines to settle the concrete — it all happens by itself. In this article, find out all you need […]

Volumetric vs Ready Mix Concrete

volumetric vs readymix concrete

When it comes to commercial projects, selecting the right type of concrete can have a significant impact on costs and efficiency. In this article, we’ll take a look at two of the most popular options – volumetric concrete and ready mix concrete – to help you find the perfect choice for your project. What’s the […]

How To Transport Concrete Within a Worksite

How to transport concrete within a worksite

Transporting concrete on a worksite is often a complex and time-consuming process. If transported incorrectly, concrete will segregate and effectively become useless, so choosing the wrong method of transportation can be an expensive mistake. That’s why the team at Total Concrete has put together this helpful guide, covering the basics of moving concrete within a […]

6 Reasons Why Concrete Cracks

6 reasons why concrete cracks

Learning what makes concrete crack is the first step to avoiding the issue. Cracks can reduce the strength of the concrete and its visual appeal, so it should be avoided as best as possible. In this article, we take a look at 6 common causes of cracked concrete. Read on to make sure you produce […]

How Do You Fix Concrete That Is Too Wet?

Wet concrete piled onto the floor.

The magic of concrete is that each constituent part must be in perfect harmony. Mixing an incorrect ratio of sand, stone, cement and water will yield an inferior product.  One of the most common errors of the concrete mixing process is the addition of too much water. This simple mistake can lead to a whole […]

The History of Concrete

The history of concrete.

Have you ever wondered about the rich history of one of the world’s strongest building materials? Concrete, along with being resilient, cost effective and versatile, also has a long history spanning all the way back to Egyptian times.  Cement, the main component of concrete, can be tracked back even further — 12 million years further. […]

What Type of Concrete is Most Suitable For Your Construction Project?

What type of concrete is most suitable for your construction project

Altering the components or ratio of components in concrete will yield concrete batches with vastly different qualities. Leveraging this can help commercial or domestic users obtain the perfect concrete for their construction project. At Total Concrete, we tailor our concrete batches to the needs of each client. Learn about the different types of concrete used […]

What is Foamed Concrete?

foam concrete

We understand the burden of transporting large quantities of concrete. Sure, traditional concrete is strong, resilient and durable — but it’s also heavy. That’s why you should know about foam concrete, an alternative concrete mix that perfectly balances strength with weight. Unlike traditional concrete, foam concrete is mixed with foam to create a low-density, lightweight […]

When Do You Need Reinforced Concrete?

when do you need reinforced concrete

Concrete is one the strongest and most resilient surface materials on Earth – and yet there are circumstances where it simply isn’t strong enough. For some tasks, textured steel reinforcements known as ‘rebar’ or ‘rebar mesh’ must be added to the concrete to increase its overall strength.  It may seem strange to imagine a scenario […]