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If you’re a homeowner or property manager with concrete needs for a project, you’ve come to the right people. West Side Redi Mix will provide and deliver your concrete right where you need it. Because of our versatility and available small trucks, we can pour your concrete in a variety of convenient locations that most other providers simply can not.

West Side Redi Mix provides concrete for a vast array of uses. Many customers, for example, call on us to deliver concrete for their sidewalk, driveway, patio, and foundation projects. Additionally, our concrete is used for steps, basketball courts, other sports courts and surfaces, and a variety of other residential concrete applications. If you have a concrete need, we can help.

West Side Redi Mix encourages and supports homeowners in their DIY (do-it-yourself) projects. We exist not only to provide and deliver your concrete, but to answer your questions and do our best to keep this component of your project simple and smooth.

If, however, you’re looking for a trusted contractor to work with on your project, we can still help. Give us a call at 952-473-0141 and we’ll be happy to refer you to a professional, trustworthy contractor who can assist you with your job.

Helpful Concrete Tips & Information

Ready-mixed concrete accounts for nearly 3/4 of all concrete, and refers to concrete that is batched for delivery from a central plant instead of being mixed on the job site. Every batch of ready-mixed concrete is tailor-made according to the specifics of the job. Materials, such as water and some varieties of admixtures, are often added to the concrete at the job site after it has been batched to ensure that the specified properties are attained before placement.

In its simplest form, concrete is a mixture of paste and aggregates, and one of its remarkable traits is that it is plastic and malleable when newly mixed, and strong and durable when hardened. The key to achieving a strong, durable concrete rests in the careful proportioning and mixing of all ingredients. Typically, a mix is about 10-15% cement, 60-75% aggregate, and 15-25% water. Entrained air may also take up another 5-8%.

The character of the concrete is determined by the quality of the paste. The type and size of the aggregate mixture depends on the thickness and purpose of the final concrete product. During placement, concrete is consolidated to compact it within the forms and to eliminate potential flaws, such as honeycombs and air pockets. For slabs, concrete is left to stand until the surface moisture film disappears. Then, a wood or metal handfloat is used to smooth off the concrete.

If you have any questions about your project or concrete needs, just give us a call at 952-473-0141.