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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?

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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?

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. What […]

How to Lay a Concrete Shed Base

Building a new shed is a great summer project to work on — but before you can start thinking about getting the shed itself in place, you’ve got to make sure you’re working on a strong, sturdy foundation. In this guide, we’re looking at the steps you need to take to lay a concrete shed […]

How to Lay a Concrete Driveway

Laying a driveway is one of the most popular uses for ready mix concrete. Properly done, a finished concrete driveway will be attractive, strong and long-lasting, but getting to that point will take a fair bit of preparation and patience. To help you get the best results, we’ve put together this step-by-step guide on how […]

Concrete Pricing Guide

Concrete priding guide

If you’ve ever tried to purchase concrete before, you’ve probably noticed that prices vary between mixes and suppliers. This isn’t done to confuse people; it is simply a result of a wide range of variables that impact the final price of a concrete mix. In this article, the Total Concrete team will discuss some of […]

The Benefits of Hydrocarbon-Resistant Concrete

When constructing, developing or redeveloping a premises where fuels are present, it’s important to plan ahead for the specific hazards and implications of your build site and those particular fuels. When concrete is involved, you need to take steps to avoid exposure to harmful elements which could cause premature wearing, erosion and weakening. In this […]

The Benefits of Sulphate-Resisting Concrete

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Despite the durable nature of concrete, there are some environments where concrete is at risk to deterioration and damage. In underground construction — such as tunnelling — sulphates are a common source of the ongoing degradation of concrete. Often found in polluted groundwater, sulphates can rapidly weaken concrete, sabotaging its structural integrity and overall lifespan. […]

What Is In 1 Cubic Metre Mix of Concrete?

What is in 1 cubic metre of concrete?

Concrete is one of the most versatile construction materials available, and by far the most popular. Used for an endless variety of building projects, there is a huge range of concrete mixes to suit specific applications, so the proportions of each mix need to be measured with precision. If you need concrete for your project, […]