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How Do I Calculate the Right Amount of Concrete for My Project?

how to calculate the right amount of concrete for my project

The age-old dilemma — how much concrete do you really need for that upcoming project? Picture this: you’re halfway through laying your new driveway when you realise you’re running low on concrete. Not an ideal situation, is it?  You’re not alone. At Total Concrete, we understand that measuring uneven shapes and surfaces is very problematic […]

Tips For Pouring Concrete In The Rain

Pouring concrete in the rain

In Britain, it rains for an average of 156.2 days every year. This complicates things slightly for the concrete finishers working outside, trying to get their projects completed in good time without being held back. Aside from being unpleasant to work in, rain affects the structural integrity of concrete which can have knock-on effects for […]

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 […]

How Long Does Concrete Take to Cure?

How long does concrete take to cure?

Concrete curing is the method of maintaining appropriate moisture levels in a concrete mix after it has been poured. A satisfactory curing process allows the concrete to reach its maximum strength and reduces the risk of cracking and other issues. But how long does concrete take to cure? The team at Total Concrete have the […]

What’s The Difference Between A Concrete Pump And A Concrete Mixer?

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They’re both key tools in a construction project, helping to make a job quicker, our measurements more accurate and our processes tidier, but to the uninitiated, the difference between concrete pumps and mixers can be difficult to identify. That’s why the team at Total Concrete have written this article explaining the two types of equipment. […]