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Ready-mix concrete tips for common building projects

Concrete is one of the most common materials used on any construction site, big or small. For those small to medium concrete jobs, you want a quick and easy solution; that’s where we come in. Midland Mini Crete caters to all your concrete requirements, delivering pre-mix concrete direct to your site. Contact us for a quote.

Do your research

Before ordering any of your material, you need a budget and an accurate estimate of what your project will cost. When it comes to concrete, you need to be able to estimate how much you will need and what the prices are. Start with our concrete calculator, input your dimensions and size of the area that requires covering.

General tips on working with concrete

  • Consistent texture
    Concrete should be dry and have a consistent texture throughout, you do not want lumps or other dirt in your mixture. It should also be mixed very well.
  • Protection
    Whenever you are on a construction site or doing your next DIY project it is important to wear appropriate safety gear. This includes hard hats, gloves,boots and eye protection.
  • Cement vs concrete
    Cement and concrete are often used to describe the same thing, but cement is actually an ingredient of concrete. Cement is added in powder form, forming the basis for the glue that holds the concrete together.

Concrete flooring tips

While concrete is often the unseen part of any construction, concrete floors are both attractive and durable, resulting in beautiful floors that will last you forever.

Before you order your concrete floor, you should establish what your requirements are and find out other critical information that could prove costly if you don’t do your homework.

What you need to know
– What is the size of the area that needs covering?
–  How complex is this project?
– What is the state of the current floor?
– What is access like?

Concrete driveway tips

Laying concrete in your driveway can have a dramatic effect on your home, even driving up its value in some cases. Here are some issues that you need to consider before laying your concrete.

  • Different areas often have different rules pertaining to driveways. Be sure to check with the relevant authorities before going ahead with your project.
  • Make sure the length and width are right for your vehicles.
  • Get creative and add some flair to your concrete – there are multiple decorative techniques for concrete.

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