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Size Matters in Thrust Control

2018-09-06T19:24:45+00:00July 27th, 2018|Business Opportunity, Contractor, Cube, Municipal, Product Analysis & News|

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

Sidewalk Repair Solution: Portable Concrete Mixer

2018-09-06T19:29:29+00:00July 27th, 2018|Business Opportunity, Contractor, Cube, International, Municipal, Product Analysis & News|

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 – Portable Concrete Mixer

2018-08-31T21:40:44+00:00July 27th, 2018|Business Opportunity, Contractor, Cube, Customer Experiences, End User, International, Municipal, Product Analysis & News|

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 101

2018-09-17T21:52:04+00:00July 27th, 2018|Business Opportunity, End User, International, Municipal, Product Analysis & News|

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

The Truth about cement mixer capacity

2018-08-31T21:51:09+00:00July 27th, 2018|Business Opportunity, Contractor, International, Municipal, Product Analysis & News|

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

Cement – The Glue that makes Concrete

2018-09-26T02:56:45+00:00July 27th, 2018|Business Opportunity, Contractor, End User, Product Analysis & News|

Strong concrete needs evenly distributed cement. Producing a strong concrete requires the appropriate blending of aggregates with Portland cement and water. With the correct recipe and a proper mixing process, these materials will conjoin into a “stew” that can harden into the most durable material on earth. This concrete stew loses its effectiveness when the

What is the Weight of Concrete?

2018-09-26T02:58:15+00:00July 27th, 2018|Business Opportunity, Contractor, End User, Product Analysis & News|

A standard concrete mix design is heavy It is important to understand some rules of thumb when it comes to working with concrete. The first and most obvious concept in these "guesstimates" is that concrete is heavy. Standard concrete is created from rock, sand, and cement, all of which are naturally heavy materials. There has

Rocks are Really Big – Baby!

2018-08-31T21:57:59+00:00July 27th, 2018|Business Opportunity, Contractor, End User, International, Product Analysis & News|

No wonder there is so much concrete mixing going on... Every year the Mineral Information Institute delivers a baby... A mineral baby that is. The "baby" is the MII's way of demonstrating the demand for minerals in the United States. It is always amazing to us to realize the volume of materials it takes to maintain our society. When

What you hear is Good Concrete

2018-08-31T22:00:08+00:00July 27th, 2018|Business Opportunity, Contractor, End User, International, Municipal, Product Analysis & News|

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

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