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How to Install Concrete Fence Posts

How to Install Concrete Fence Posts

Concrete is the perfect material to use for fence posts. Not only is it strong and durable, but it’s also easy to install. If you’re in the mood for some DIY, consider installing concrete fence posts for your garden. In this article, we guide you through the entire process. Why use concrete fence posts? Though […]

Can You Recycle Concrete?

Can You Recycle Concrete?

If you have old or excess concrete, you may be wondering how to get rid of it. Though your first thought may be to dispose of the concrete, you could recycle it instead. Recycling unneeded concrete is a great way to protect the environment and preserve scarce natural resources. In this article, we explore how […]

Concrete Risk Assessments Guide

Volumetric concrete

If you’re an employer getting your staff to prepare and lay concrete, it’s important that risk assessments are carried out to ensure that the job can be done safely. For example, cement-based products such as mortar and concrete can cause serious skin problems, including dermatitis and burns, and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health […]

What is a Concrete Expansion Joint?

Concrete expands and contracts as it changes temperature. Cracks may form if these changes aren’t managed, leading to a weaker and less attractive concrete. Expansion joints are a common solution to this problem. In this article, find out what expansion joints are, how they work and how they’re used. Need concrete for a project? Call […]

What’s the Difference Between Cement and Concrete?

Differences between concrete and cement

Many people believe that concrete and cement are two words for the same thing. As a result, you might hear people refer to cement when they actually mean concrete and vice versa. The truth is, concrete and cement are closely linked but are also very different. In this article, find out the differences between cement […]

What happens to Concrete when it freezes?

Total Concrete at Winter Christmas

Here at Total Concrete we are experts with supplying high quality concrete for a range of domestic and commercial needs, across Woking, Guildford, Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire and the surrounding areas. We know that it can be tricky laying concrete in winter, but with these hints and tips, you won’t have to worry about your concrete […]

Concrete Calculator – Find How Much Concrete You Need

Concrete Calculator from Total Concrete

At Total Concrete, we believe you should only pay for the concrete you need. Our concrete calculator works out the exact amount of concrete required for your project, so you’ll never overpay for excess product. And because we mix the concrete directly on site, we can tailor the amount or strength of concrete to meet […]

The Dangers of Using Poor Quality Concrete

Dangers of using bad quality concrete

Concrete has been used in construction for centuries, which just goes to show how strong and durable it is. However, not all concrete is created equal, and you’ll want to make sure you’re not getting swindled when it comes to something as important as construction materials. Here at Total Concrete, we’re always talking about our […]

What is Reinforced Concrete and How Should it Be Used?

Everything You Need to Know About Screed

Reinforced concrete mixes are great for heavy-duty constructions, and are the ideal choice for when steel reinforcements are to be incorporated. But what is this type of concrete, and what should it be used for? In this article, we’ll explain.  What is a reinforced concrete mix? A reinforced concrete mix is a specialist type of […]

What Is Meant By ‘Concrete Slump’ & Why Does It Matter?

On-Site Mixed Concrete

There are several different types of concrete and it is important to know whether the one you are using is right for the job. One thing to take into consideration here is the ‘slump’ of the concrete – read on to find out more about what this is and how it affects your work. Looking […]

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