Category Archives: Concrete Batching

Adding Trucks to the Portable Concrete Mixer Fleet

Concrete mixing in trucks and trailers Over the years we have helped hundreds of ready-mixed concrete suppliers get established within their community.  And during that time we have seen many different combinations of portable cement mixing solutions. In most cases … Continue reading

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Portable Concrete Mixer Evolution – East Coast Tour

Touring cement mixer locations in the east I spent the past week traveling in Pennsylvania and Maryland to visit companies that sell ready-mixed concrete in the region.  Many of these locations have been providing small batches of concrete to local … Continue reading

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Light Transmitting Concrete: Coming to a Concrete Mixer near you

Hungarian architect Aron Losonczi has developed a concrete block wall that allows light to pass through. It is pretty cool that an ordinary cement mixer, some sand, some gravel and cement will produce something this advanced. It does require well … Continue reading

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5 Steps to Starting a Concrete Mixer Ready Mix Company

Maybe you are in the construction field and have used ready mix in a concrete mixer trailer. Perhaps you’re a DYI-er that’s used a short load of concrete for a home project. Or, you might have a current business and … Continue reading

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What is the weight of standard concrete?

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 … Continue reading

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Cement – The Glue in Concrete Mixers

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 material will conjoin into a “stew” that can harden … Continue reading

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Concrete – The Ecomomic Super Engine

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 … Continue reading

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