End the Thrust Block Money Pit Every utility contractor deals with the thrust block money pit – Because - size matters. You would think that a small dollop of wet concrete would be a simple deal – Right? Well, the fact is that trust blocking is a hassle at every turn, and in every project the
A Mid-Sized Mixer for Municipalities It’s not a glamorous issue for local politicians to talk about, but sidewalk repair is a major expense for cities and towns across the country. In Los Angeles, for example, the city has spent billions to fix sidewalks and settle lawsuits about ADA accessibility — a major issue brought on by the
Resort Construction in the Bahamas A contractor building a resort on a remote island had a problem producing concrete for footings and grouting block. No ready-mix availability meant using a 1/3 yard portable mixer and losing valuable time. In addition, he could not get the consistent concrete strength that was demanded for the project. Using the
Concrete Facts and Economic Strengths Concrete is the second most consumed product on earth, behind water. Yet, by comparison, concrete construction represents millions of more jobs and a much greater economic return than water. In fact, sustainable water projects rely heavily on concrete for storage, distribution, and reclamation. There are nearly 3 tons of concrete
A 4.1 cubic foot cement mixer or a 1.94 cubic foot mixer? There is misleading information that accompanies the sale of small cement mixers today. There are retailers that advertise large capacities in the bold headlines, and then they hide the real capacity from the buyer down in the spec sheet. It is only when
With an experienced ear, you can hear concrete mixing If you have worked concrete often enough you can recognize good concrete either by looking inside the cement mixer or watching as it comes out of the mixer and goes into the wheelbarrow or form. Concrete flows Whether your mixer is a 6 cubic foot Home
Concrete mixers have created a world of solid knowledge Richard Luxenburg is a professor of Architecture at Anne Arundel Community College in Annapolis, Maryland. He has produced some excellent presentations on concrete construction technology. Because we focus this blog on concrete mixers and cement mixing technology, we thought that this presentation by Mr. Luxenburg would be very educational.
Barnard Construction uses big cement mixer on reservoir expansion The Los Vaqueros Reservoir in California is being expanded. The reservoir's capacity will grow from 100,000 acre-feet to 160,000 acre-feet. The dam will increase in height by 34 feet. The project will cost $120 million and will be completed in 2012. Barnard Construction is the contractor on the project
Manufacturing cement mixers for the GSA requires a good "Past Performance Evaluation" Cart-Away Concrete Systems, Inc is a GSA (Government Services Administration) contract holder. This agreement renews every few years and this time we were required to pay an independent firm to survey customers to determine our "Past Performance". The survey was conducted via telephone
1.75 cubic yard cement mixer trailers work in Afghanistan It was a cold and frosty day in Oregon when these two portable cement mixer trailers were loaded onto the truck at the Cart-Away factory in McMinnville. In just a few weeks these two mixers will be producing concrete somewhere in the war-torn countrysides of Afghanistan.