3 Common mistakes to avoid when handling ready mix concrete
A well-managed project is the key to success when it comes to concrete installation. Here are 3 common mistakes to avoid when handling ready mix concrete.
Not preparing the site in advance
One of the most common issues we encounter when delivering ready mix concrete is that the client has not prepared their site properly in advance before attempting to lay the concrete.
A poorly compacted sub base will result in an uneven surface finish and an increased risk of weak points. Using gravel that is too small or too thin on the ground can also result in settling. It’s therefore incredibly important to ensure you've prepared your site properly prior to laying the concrete.
Not preparing the concrete mix correctly
This can be a big problem for those who choose to mix concrete themselves, either by hand or using a mixer. A good concrete mix is hard to achieve and involves finding the right balance between water, cement and aggregates. Too much water and the concrete mixture will be weakened, whilst too little will make it unworkable.
Ordering ready mix concrete from trained experts such as ourselves is a sure-fire way to ensure you receive a top-quality concrete mix for your project. Whatever type of concrete mix you need, a concreting specialist will be able to tailor a concrete mix to meet your specific requirements.
Poor concrete finishing work
Just because the concrete is laid doesn’t mean your job is done. Concrete finishing is an essential part of the process, whether you’re installing a concrete shed base or a concrete floor for a warehouse.
Compacting the concrete is important and will help ensure its strength and durability, whilst going over the surface of the concrete with a screed tool will also help ensure that the concrete is smooth and level.
If you need any further advice when it comes to installing ready mix concrete, our team of experts will be able to provide you with all the help and guidance you need. For quality ready mix concrete in the South West and South Wales, don’t hesitate to contact us today!