What is ready mix concrete?
Ready mix concrete is a batch of concrete that is pre-mixed before being delivered. The mix is created according to the customer’s specifications regarding amount, type and grade.
Why should I use ready mix concrete?
One of the primary benefits of using ready mix concrete is that it saves a lot of time when compared to other mixes. As it as mixed beforehand, once it arrives on site it is ready to be used - no waiting around for a batch to be created. Secondly, it’ll be mixed to your exact specifications, from the quantity of concrete to the right type and grade, so you can be sure you’ve got the perfect mix for the task at hand.
How do I work out how much concrete I need?
The most accurate way of working out how much concrete you need for your project is our concrete calculator.
How should I prepare for the delivery?
Preparing for a concrete delivery doesn’t require any major work, but we do ask that you make sure your site is as clear as possible before we arrive, so we can get as close as possible to the desired area. This includes removing things like debris and waste, as well as larger objects such as cars parked on drives. Secondly, if you have any staff who will be working on the project, make sure they’re appropriately dressed, have the right safety and working equipment and are familiar with their responsibilities. All of this will improve the efficiency and safety of the project. Let your neighbours know about any upcoming deliveries, too: this will save them being caught off guard by the delivery - they might want to move their cars or make alternative arrangements based around the work.
How long does ready mix concrete take to set?
Ready mix concrete will start to set as soon as water is added. Usually, the concrete will need to be laid and levelled within two hours before the setting of the concrete makes things more difficult.
What do I do if my site has limited access?
We advise that you clear as many obstructions as possible from the site - parked cars, for example - but we understand that some sites are difficult to access regardless. However, thanks to our ground and boom pumps, we can deliver concrete through tricky access routes: over walls, round corners and even up flights of stairs.
Is your ready mix concrete of a high standard?
Yes, our concrete is BSI-accredited, which means we’re certified by the leading body in our industry.
Is there a minimum amount I can order?
At EasyMix, we usually operate around a minimum order of 2m3 of concrete - roughly the same as a large shed base. Of course, you can call us to discuss your requirements further and we’ll be happy to help.