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Contractor Tips

To have a better chance of getting concrete when you want it, order concrete 24 hours in advance. If you are placing a large order (60 yards or greater), let dispatch know a couple days in advance so we can properly prepare.

  • Confirm "will-call" orders two hours in advance
  • Order as close to the actual quantity needed as possible (i.e. if your job calls for 110 yards, don't order 70+ and call for a 45 yard balance). When you place a "plus" order, we schedule for one balance load. A two or more load balance our ability to properly service your order.
  • Have good directions, a street address, and city when placing an order. This information is vital to timely deliver.
  • If you need to change an order, class dispatch at least one hour ahead before the concrete is expected on the job.
  • Communicate any issues on the job that will affect mixers returning to the plant.
  • Don't make water to make high slump concrete (this destroys strength). If you need to place "wet" concrete (more than a 5'' slump) we can help you plan a mix that will attain maximum strength and give the workability you need.
  • Get to know real slumps.
  • Have one person designated to give directions/instructions to the driver. Be willing to help trucks back into or out of jobs.
  • When guiding a truck, be aware of overhead wires, low branches, overhangs, and doorways.
  • Cure your concrete.
  • Don't perform any finishing operations until all surface water has disappeared (until the surface of the fresh concrete is dulled)
  • Do not hard trowel exterior flatwork.
  • Be careful when working around the mixer trucks and chutes. Never work or walk beneath the chutes.
  • We cannot carry extra chutes.
  • Remember, even if we have a truck waiting here for you to call it, it will take 45-60 minutes for your concrete to arrive on site.
  • Order 10% extra concrete to account for spreading forms, uneven sub-grades, settlement, etc.
  • Never spray water on the surface of fresh concrete until it has hardened.
  • Cut joints in flatwork two and a half feet for each inch of thickness (i.e. if the slab is 4 inches thick, a joint should be cut every ten feet). 








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