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The Increasing Popularity of Volumetric Concrete Mixers in the UK

2017-11-15T09:58:42+00:00

Volumetric Concrete Mixers have become increasingly popular for all sizes of project within the UK. Unlike traditional rotary barrel or drum mixers that transport pre-mixed cement or mortar to a site from the factory, volumetric mixers carry the raw materials such as cement and sand separately and then mixes them on site to meet the

The Increasing Popularity of Volumetric Concrete Mixers in the UK 2017-11-15T09:58:42+00:00

The Concrete Setting Process

2017-10-17T14:20:14+00:00

The Setting Process At a fundamental level, concrete is made by combining water, cement and aggregate. The water and cement first bind together in a chemical process known as hydration, eventually creating a tough mass. This mass then adheres to the aggregate contained in the mixture, and concrete is formed. Over a period of time

The Concrete Setting Process 2017-10-17T14:20:14+00:00

AMC and Network Rail

2017-11-16T17:38:58+00:00

As one of the leading providers of ready mix and volumetric concrete in the North West, AMC take pride in the work we carry out for our customers. Through our professional approach and focus on quality materials and workmanship, we have been recommended to carry out work for a number of high profile clients. One

AMC and Network Rail 2017-11-16T17:38:58+00:00

Top 5 Most Common Concrete Mistakes

2017-10-17T14:10:08+00:00

Successful concreting projects are based on effective preparation and ensuring that the correct tools for the job are used. However, mistakes can happen. Here are just a few of the more common errors… 1) Insufficient site preparation. The success or failure of concreting depends on how thoroughly the site is prepared beforehand. If the site

Top 5 Most Common Concrete Mistakes 2017-10-17T14:10:08+00:00

Things You Never Knew about Concrete

2017-10-17T14:08:16+00:00

Although we think of concrete as a modern building material, it was invented by the Egyptians, who used a primitive form to make bricks, around 5,000 years ago. The Romans developed the material further and used it extensively. They made concrete from a mixture of lime, volcanic ash and used animal products like blood, fat

Things You Never Knew about Concrete 2017-10-17T14:08:16+00:00

How much concrete do I need to order?

2017-10-17T14:05:32+00:00

When considering concrete for any task, it is very important to calculate the amount that you will need accurately; if you have too little you will end up with a seam between batches (if the first load has already set) forming what is known as a cold joint. Although not usually a massive problem, this

How much concrete do I need to order? 2017-10-17T14:05:32+00:00

Concrete Versus Steel

2017-10-17T14:03:09+00:00

One of the biggest questions that arises when embarking on a new construction project is whether to use concrete or steel. There are benefits to both materials, as well as many other factors. A major issue is safety, as you will want the new structure to withstand natural disasters, such as floods or storms. The

Concrete Versus Steel 2017-10-17T14:03:09+00:00

How has concrete improved over the last 10 years?

2017-10-17T13:59:39+00:00

Concrete has changed little in its basic formation – mixing an aggregate with water and cement. Thousands of years ago, the ancient Greeks used concrete. During the Roman Empire, builders constructing arches, cupolas and tombs used concrete, made from volcanic ash, crushed pumice and quicklime. This mixture set quickly and was extremely durable. Notable examples

How has concrete improved over the last 10 years? 2017-10-17T13:59:39+00:00

What is the difference between concrete and cement?

2017-10-17T13:59:25+00:00

Concrete and cement are very important materials used by the construction industry, and it is often mistakenly believed that the names for them are interchangeable. In fact they are entirely different substances. Cement Cement is comprised of limestone, calcium, silicon, aluminium, iron and a number of minerals. These materials are heated to a temperature of

What is the difference between concrete and cement? 2017-10-17T13:59:25+00:00

7 Wonders of the (Concrete) world

2017-10-17T13:59:09+00:00

Although typically considered a practical building material favoured for its robust strength and extremely long lifespan, concrete is often overlooked for its aesthetic and artistic qualities. Try telling that to the architects behind some of the structures on this list though! 1. Hoover Dam The infamous dam that holds back the Colorado River on the

7 Wonders of the (Concrete) world 2017-10-17T13:59:09+00:00