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Eight strategic locations throughout Greater Richmond Region.

Quality

Our quality control department and test lab facility will insure your concrete meets the specs of your project.

Integrity

If we say we will do something, consider it done.

Competitive Pricing

We may not be the cheapest but we will deliver value to every project we are on.

Service

A large fleet of mixer trucks available to meet the requirements of your specific project.

Ready Mixed Concrete in Richmond VA

 

The amount of construction in Richmond VA keeps the ready-mixed concrete industry busy. Concrete is one of the most powerful and useful products ever invented. Ready-mix concrete can be delivered directly to a job site, ready to be poured. It’s produced at a concrete plant and can be mixed during transit.

In Richmond, 1-800-CONCRETE delivers both transit and shrink-mixed concrete to order on a daily basis. Using their own fleet of trucks and network of local concrete plants, our local supplier Essex Concrete is able to deliver the precise mix at exactly the right time for your project needs.

What makes Ready Mix Special

 Of course, concrete is made from Portland cement and aggregates. Portland cement is mixed with water creating a paste. Aggregates, both large and small, are mixed in to form concrete.  The aggregates are often sand, rocks, and more. The paste coats the aggregates and causes them to stick together.

The magic in this slurry happens when hydration starts. Hydration is a complex chemical process that hardens the concrete and eventually causes it to become a rock-hard surface.

During hydration, a node forms on each cement particle. This will continue to grow until it connects with another node or attaches to nearby aggregate. This continues until there is a solid, hard, strong mass of concrete.

The concrete is consolidated to compact it. This helps to remove air bubbles and flaws that will reduce the durability of the concrete.

When the right mixture is delivered, in the Greater Richmond Area to local construction projects and elsewhere, the concrete can be smoothed out when the surface moisture film disappears. Then a wooden or metal float is used to create an even surface.

If an extra smooth surface is needed, the floating process is followed by steel trowelling. This is a manual process that can create an extremely smooth surface for floors and more.

The Good and the Bad  of Ready Mixed Concrete

There are many advantages and a few disadvantages to ready-mixed concrete that every customer should know about.

Advantages:

Some of the advantages of ready-mixed concrete are:

  1. Concrete plants are able to use sophisticated equipment to create the perfect mix for your job site.
  2. The plants can test your concrete often to guarantee that the mix is perfect.
  3. The concrete delivered is ready to be used immediately.
  4. Better handling and mixing leads to up to a 12% reduction in waste.
  5. Cement is saved because dust is reduced at the plant versus bags at the job site.
  6. The perfect mix of concrete leads to a structure with longer life.
  7. You can order exactly the amount of concrete you need.
  8. No additional storage space needed at the job site to protect the store of cement.

Some of the disadvantages of ready-mixed concrete are:

  1. The workability of the concrete can be reduced because of the transit time. Water and other additives may be needed to restore workability at the job site.
  2. Traffic delays can cause the concrete to arrive in less than optimal condition. It might need to be reworked at that point.
  3. More formwork needs to be built in advance so that you can order larger quantities for delivery.
Where do you need concrete today?

1-800-CONCRETE delivers Ready Mixed Concrete

Ready-mixed delivered concrete vs job site mixing

 

The biggest advantage of ready-mixed concrete is the amount of time taken at the job site. By having the concrete delivered to your specifications, in Greater Richmond, VA or wherever you’re working, you can save a lot of the work crews time. They don’t need to measure and mix concrete at the site.

By working with our local supplier Essex Concrete who utilizes the latest technology in their concrete manufacturing plants and fleet of trucks, we can mix the perfect concrete for your needs and deliver it  in a timely manner, usually for less than it would cost you to have the materials delivered to the job site and then having your crew mix it up.

 

 

Let 1-800-CONCRETE with the assistance of our ready-mix concrete partner Essex Concrete give you some great ideas for your next concrete project in the cities of:

Richmond | Short Pump | Glen Allen | Rockville | Mechanicsville | Sandston | Chester | Tappahannock | Central Garage | Old Church | Doswell | Ashland | Quinton | King William | Warsaw |   

Ready Mix Concrete Delivery Richmond VA

Where do you need concrete today?

1-800-CONCRETE DELIVERS HIGH PERFORMANCE GRADE CONCRETE

Let 1-800-CONCRETE deliver concrete to you project in the Greater Richmond Region.  We can assist you with you concrete needs, give you some great ideas, and provide you with concrete suppliers in your area for your next construction project in the cities of:

  • Richmond
  • Petersburg
  • Hopewell
  • Colonial Heights
  • Atlee
  • Beach
  • Bon Air
  • Central
  • Chester
  • Disputanta
  • Enon
  • Ettrick
  • Fair Oaks
  • Glen Allen
  • Glendale
  • Highland Springs
  • Kingsland
  • Lakeside
  • Laurel
  • Mechanicsville

Local Order Hotline

804-215-4771

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Ready Mixed Concrete in Richmond-VA

Let 1-800-CONCRETE with the assistance of our ready mix concrete partner Essex Concrete give you some great ideas for your next Concrete Construction project in the Greater Richmond Va area.  Including the cities of Richmond, Glen Allen, Doswell, Tappahannock, , Mechanicsville, Lorraine and Bellwood

This is where we Excel

  • VADOT Projects
  • Warehouse and Distribution Projects
  • Concrete Parking Lots
  • Concrete Parking Structures
  • Concrete Foundations
  • Concrete Driveways 
  • Concrete Patios

Let us quote your next Project.  Call us @ 1-800-CONCRETE 

Concrete Delivery Richmond VA

1-800-CONCRETE |ESSEX CONCRETE at job site in Richmond VA

To order Concrete call:
1-800-CONCRETE

Ready Mix Sales Quotes – Serving the areas of Richmond, Essex and Northern Neck Call

Todd Vanlandingham (804) 836-3872
email: Todd Vanlandingham

Travis Penny
Concrete Dispatching
Sales Representative
804-443-8218
tpenny@essexconcrete.com

Rodney Darby
Concrete Dispatching
Sales Representative
804-443-8218
rdarby@essexconcrete.com

Matt Ambrose
Concrete Dispatching
Sales Representative
804-443-8218
mambrose@essexconcrete.com

Let 1-800-CONCRETE with the assistance of there ready mix concrete partner Essex Concrete give you some great ideas for you next Commercial concrete project in The Greater Richmond Region including the cities of Richmond, Aylett, Bottoms Bridge, Doswell, Rockville, and Tappahannock.

Lets talk about your upcoming project. Call us @ 1-800-CONCRETE

Divisions of competence

  • VADOT Projects
  • Warehouse and Distribution Projects
  • Concrete Parking Lots
  • Concrete Parking Structures
  • Concrete Foundations

 

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Let 1-800-CONCRETE and concrete partner Essex Concrete give you some great ideas for you next residential concrete project in The Greater Richmond Region including the cities of Richmond, Tappahannock, Bottoms Bridge, Doswell, Petersburg, and Rockville.

Lets talk about your upcoming project. Call us @ 1-800-CONCRETE

We can help make your project look great!

  • Concrete Driveways
  • Concrete Patios and Pool Decks
  • Concrete Sidewalks and Pathways
  • Concrete Countertops and Flooring

1-800-CONCRETE DELIVERS TO:

Residential Jobs * Commercial Jobs * VADOT Projects

Look for us in your community

Richmond Petersburg Hopewell Colonial Heights Atlee Beach Bon Air Central Chester Disputanta Enon Ettrick Fair Oaks Glen Allen Glendale Highland Springs Kingsland Laurel Matoaca Mechanicville Midlothian Montrose Moseley New Bohemia Prince George Sandston Short Pump Soloman’s Store Varina Winterpock

Our Local Supplier

 Our concrete supplier Essex Concrete has concrete plants in strategic locations of the Greater Richmond Area to service the needs of the construction industry in and around Richmond.

In addition if you are looking for qualified contractors to help you with you construction project give us a call we can help 1-800-CONCRETE will make the difference in your next concrete project in the Richmond Virginia Area.

Let the concrete professionals at Essex Concrete assist you with your concrete needs in the Richmond area. Our staff is trained to help you make your next concrete project a success. We offer insight into what latest products available are to make your project a success in metro Richmond, VA.

Need a Concrete Contractor for Your Job?

Feel free to give us a call, we can help, 1-800-CONCRETE.

Concrete Plant Locations

  • Richmond
  • Aylett
  • Rockville
  • Bottoms Bridge
  • Doswell
  • Flat Rock
  • Petersburg

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