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Finding the Right Concrete for Your Project

Finding the Right Concrete for Your Project

Any DIY building project comes with a series of important decisions. But is there anything more important than choosing the right concrete mix for your build? Choosing an unsuitable mix can undo all your hard work, leaving you with a concrete construction which is too weak to last. But how do you know which concrete […]

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 […]

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 […]

Concrete Slump Tests – Measuring the Workability of Concrete

Concrete slump tests are a routine procedure carried out on a fresh concrete mix to determine its consistency before it is poured. The test is incredibly simple and is a great, quick method to check that multiple batches of the same concrete are consistent. Let’s take a look at the concrete slump test in more […]

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. In this article, we’re looking at the […]

How To Avoid Accidents When Pouring Concrete

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A construction project is a combination of a lot of moving parts, often featuring various types of machinery and heavy loads. Whether it’s your first construction project or you’ve done countless ones before, the safety risks are always there, and if you don’t take the proper precautions, you run the risk of injury and damage […]

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. […]

What is Concrete Pumping and How Does it Work?

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When you’re undertaking a construction project, it’s crucial that you manage time correctly, and no labour or time is used up unnecessarily. Concrete pumping is a vital element of any project involving the material, as it moves the mix around far, far quicker than any human pushing a wheelbarrow could – no matter how fast […]

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