In its simplest form, concrete is a mixture of paste and aggregates (sand & rock). Remarkably, the final recipe becomes a flexible plastic allowing for an end product that can assume almost any color, shape, texture, and strength. When hardened, it’s strength and durability allow one material to become the foundation for any application that can be customized for your needs.
There are two options for Ready-Mix: dry-mix and wet-mix. The difference occurs when water is added to the material. Whether dry-mix or wet-mix is used is determined by the plant according to what will work best for the job in question and the materials available.
All dry materials - including cement, aggregate, and ad-mixture - are mixed together, conveyed pneumatically through a hose and then water is injected evenly throughout the mix as it is being projected. Generally, dry-mix is used for small to medium volume placements or for conditions with limited vehicular access.
All materials - including cement, aggregate, ad-mixture and water - are mixed together before being pumped through a hose and pneumatically projected. Generally, wet-mix is used for large volume placements with easy access for construction vehicles.