Ready Mix Concrete
Elberton, Athens, Lavonia, Royston & Northeast Georgia
Turner Concrete Company, Inc., supplies all types of ready mix concrete to Northeast Georgia. We have ready mix concrete plants in Elberton, Hartwell and Lavonia, Georgia, and can supply all your ready mix concrete needs, for large or small projects, residential or commercial.
With over 50 years of experience in the concrete industry, no job is too big or too small. We are state certified and supply concrete to the State of Georgia DOT as well as thousands of commercial and residential projects. Call 706-283-1271.
Ready-mix concrete is a type of concrete that is manufactured in a factory or batching plant, according to a set mix design, and then delivered to a work site, by truck mounted transit mixers . This results in a precise mixture, allowing specialty concrete mixtures to be developed and implemented on construction sites. Ready mix concrete is sometimes preferred over on-site concrete mixing because of the precision of the mixture and reduced work site confusion.
Ready Mix Concrete Types
Our state-of-the-art equipment gives us the ability to deliver the finest quality ready mix concrete at very competitive prices. Cement mixtures include high early strength concrete, concrete pervious, fast drying concrete, high strength concrete, self-consolidating concrete, reduced shrinkage concrete , architectural/colored concrete, waterproof concrete, low heat concrete and environmental friendly concrete.
High-performance concrete (HPC) is a relatively new term used to describe concrete that conforms to a set of standards above those of the most common applications, but not limited to strength. While all high-strength concrete is also high-performance, not all high-performance concrete is high-strength. Some examples of such standards currently used in relation to HPC are:
Ease of placement
Compaction without segregation
Early age strength
Long-term mechanical properties
Heat of hydration
Long life in severe environments
Depending on its implementation, environmental
Pervious concrete contains a network of holes or voids, to allow air or water to move through the concrete. These holes and voids allow water to drain naturally through it, and can both remove the normal surface-water drainage infrastructure, and allow replenishment of groundwater when conventional concrete does not.
It is formed by leaving out some or all of the fine aggregate (fines). The remaining large aggregate then is bound by a relatively small amount of Portland cement. When set, typically between 15 % and 25 % of the concrete volume is voids, allowing water to drain at around 5 gal/ft²/ min (70 L/m²/min) through the concrete.
Pervious concrete is installed by being poured into forms, then screeded off, to level (not smooth) the surface, then packed or tamped into place. Due to the low water content and air permeability, within 5–15 minutes of tamping, the concrete must be covered with a 6-mil poly plastic, or it will dry out prematurely and not properly hydrate and cure.
Pervious concrete can significantly reduce noise, by allowing air to be squeezed between vehicle tires and the roadway to escape. This product cannot be used on major U.S. state highways currently due to the high psi ratings required by most states. Pervious concrete has been tested up to 4500.
Shotcrete (also known by the trade name Gunite) uses compressed air to shoot concrete onto (or into) a frame or structure. The greatest advantage of the process is that shotcrete can be applied overhead or on vertical surfaces without forming. It is often used for concrete repairs or placement on bridges, dams, pools, and on other applications where forming is costly or material handling and installation is difficult. Shotcrete is frequently used against vertical soil or rock surfaces, as it eliminates the need for formwork. It is sometimes used for rock support, especially in tunneling. Shotcrete is also used for applications where seepage is an issue to limit the amount of water entering a construction site due to a high water table or other subterranean sources. This type of concrete is often used as a quick fix for weathering for loose soil types in construction zones.
There are two application methods for shotcrete.
Dry-mix Shotcrete – the dry mixture of cement and aggregates is filled into the machine and conveyed with compressed air through the hoses. The water needed for the hydration is added at the nozzle.
Wet-mix Shotcrete – the mixes are prepared with all necessary water for hydration. The mixes are pumped through the hoses. At the nozzle compressed air is added for spraying.
For both methods additives such as accelerators and fiber reinforcement may be used
Concrete Pump Mix - Concrete pumping is becoming more popular and special ready mixes are available for different applications and different types of concrete pumps. We have the expertise to provide proper concrete mixes for any application. We insure that every load is correct to prevent costly work stoppages and repairs.
Architectural Colored Concrete mixes are available in just about any color. Architectural Concrete is becoming popular for commercial and residential application including colored concrete walls, sidewalks, countertop and other applications. Call us and we will be happy to meet with your contractor or architect to develop plans for your colored concrete or architectural concrete project.
Call Turner Concrete for all your ready mix concrete needs 706-283-1271.