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Published on 10/13/2019

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"How to order concrete," by Hunter valley Concrete

Things to consider when ordering concrete


Ordering concrete with Hunter Valley Concrete

Photo Courtesy of  Rohit Tandon on Unsplash

 

Step One: Phone us on 0475283131

Phone one of our friendly batcher’s on 0475283131. Jeremy, Ethan and Ben are all qualified, trained and ready to assist you with your concrete order. Let them know the anticipated time and date of your upcoming pour. Remember to give them at least a few days notice.

 

Step Two : Site Access

 

Give clear directions to your job site. Let them know about the access for trucks and whether or not a concrete pump is required, or if you are simply wheel barrowing the concrete in. Is it on a main road? A back yard? The access is important. Is it narrow? Can only a small truck fit?

 

Step Three : The concrete pour

 

Let our batchers know how many people are going to be present at your concrete pour. This is going to determine the length of time between trucks, the size of your concrete loads, and whether any additives may need to be added to your concrete mix, to either delay or reduce the set time of the concrete.

 

Step Four : The concrete mix

 

Depending on the purpose and end use of your concrete, the mix design may need to change to vary the concrete strength accordingly. 20 mpa concrete is traditionally utilised in Australia for footpaths, house slabs and outdoor living areas. Car ports, driveways and trafficable areas are usually poured with 25 mpa concrete, as they need to carry more weight than foot transport. Shed slabs where heavy machinery including tractors are kept, are more often than not poured with 32 mpa or even 40 mpa concrete.  And remember to let our batcher’s know if a line or boom concrete pump is required, this may vary your concrete mix as well.

 

Step Five : The concrete quantity

 

Measure the perimeter of your concrete slab in square metres, and then ascertain the depth I.e., 100mm or 200mm. Whilst most concrete slabs are 100mm or 4 inches in depth the uneven nature of your subsurface can tend to mean slightly more concrete is required on the day of your concrete pour. Therefore it is important to allow an extra 10% on the upside of your concrete quantity calculation. In other words if you think you need 10 cubic metres, order 11. Small concrete loads, e.g., 1 cubic metre, can be very expensive,whilst the batcher may not even able to promise you there is a truck in the yard waiting. If the last truck is late your concrete may risk suffering a cold joint, wherein the surface is cracked and damaged. So remember not too under order.

 

Step Five :  Payment

 

Now your mix design and quantity have been ascertained its all about payment. At Hunter Valley Concrete we offer great rates on concrete as well as an excellent service. Simply supply a credit card number to the batcher and they shall keep it on file for the day of the pour. Once completed our friendly administration manager Kathryn can destroy your credit card number with us and forward you a receipt to the email or address of your choice. Alternatively you may choose to EFT the funds prior to the day your pour.

 

You’re now all set for the day of your concrete pour with Hunter Valley Concrete. Simply hose down your sub base just before the trucks arrive, put on the sunscreen and wait. And if it is windy, sunny or hot ask the batcher for some protection for your concrete slab as well. Aliphatic alcohol is the ideal sunscreen for your slab to avoid cracking and surface damage during summer.

 

 

 

 

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