Order of Ready-Mixed Concrete
Before ordering ready mixed concrete, you need to determine exactly what type of concrete will be used in your building. Because, although the concrete ordered in many cases meets the demand for class resistance, it may not perform the desired function. For example, the durability feature is more important than the compressive strength in the foundation concrete to be poured on a sulfate ground. Concrete class can be seen on the existing static building project. However, environmental conditions should be investigated well. When necessary, specialists in ready-mixed concrete facilities can also help with this.
Attention should be paid to the following points in the Ready Mixed Concrete Order:
Determine the amount of concrete you will order, the pressure resistance class, the consistency class, the largest grain size of the aggregate, the quantity, what kind of building element is desired, environmental conditions and other properties, if any, and place your order accordingly.
Report your concrete casting program periodically to the company at least 1 week prior to mold making time:
Delivery day – time
Casting style (Floor, curtain, terrace etc.)
Discharge method (Concrete pump, crane buckets etc.)
Ordering information: Name – Company – Tax Office
Site address – phone
Island / plot of the site where concrete will be poured
Set concrete casting and placement time well on site, glitches may occur
If your environmental conditions (sulfate, seawater, acids, freeze-thaw, etc.) prevail in the ground or atmosphere, please inform your concrete manufacturer. Ask for the results of the test regarding the concrete you ordered.
Special Request (Special Design) Suitable Concrete Request:
The properties of the materials that will form the concrete to be purchased and the mixing ratios are reported to the producer by the buyer and the concrete is requested to be produced in accordance with the described matters.
If concrete is requested in accordance with the special request, the cement type and mixture rates should be reported to the producer.
Ready-mixed concrete in the appropriate manner to specific requests from Turkey are rarely claimed. If demand is made with this method, the responsibility of the mixing ratios of the concrete to be produced belongs to the requesting party.
Transport of Ready-Mixed Concrete
Ready-mixed concrete is a product that must be used quickly; It should be received by the customer and the placement process should be started within approximately 2 hours after its production. This period may vary depending on the conditions of the environment, the type of cement and concrete and the types of chemical additives.
Because of this feature, ready mixed concrete is transported by special tools called “transmixer” and mixed in the transmixer to maintain its homogeneity until delivery. This mixing is done in different cycles depending on the concrete class.
Transportation is carried out according to the shipping schedule of the operating department of the facility; transmixer operator and concrete pump operator, if necessary, are the other responsible of the transportation and delivery process. The truck mixer operator transports the concrete to the customer’s site, and the pump operator transfers the concrete to the desired point and form. (The pump can be mobile or stationary.)
Delivery of Ready-Mixed Concrete
When Concrete Casting Begins:
Be sure to check each dispatcher dispatch before you start pressing the concrete, make sure it is suitable for your order and that the transport time has not passed.
Observe its consistency and check, if necessary, with a collapse experiment; For ready-mixed concrete, contact the ready-mixed concrete company.
Measure the temperature of fresh concrete in cold or hot weather.
Take samples of cubes or cylinders from the delivered concrete, each from a separate mixer. Thanks to the samples, both from unit weight (concrete quantity) and class Remember that you will be sure of its strength.
Follow the relevant standards when collecting, storing and sampling your samples.
Report and retain experimental results.