FAQs

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What type of gravel do I need for my project?

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Normally, each project has it’s own characteristics which may call for various types of products. Our professional staff can review your project and suggest the proper material application.

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How much concrete / gravel do I need? (Link to calculator)

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Gravel and concrete yardage can be easily computed by multiplying the length times the width times the thickness and dividing by 27 to give you the cubic yards of material needed. Add compaction to gravel quantity.

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How long is the cure time for concrete?

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Concrete cure time can vary because of atmospheric temperature, wind conditions, cement content, and various other conditions. We at Havre Ready Mix can provide various concrete additions to provide the contractor with a product to meet those various conditions.

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Do I need a sealer?

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Sealers are the most common way to preserve the appearance, integrity and protect the concrete. Because concrete is porous, sealers should be used to protect the concrete trim, absorbing water and other materials that may damage the concrete.

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Why do cracks start in concrete?

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Excess water in concrete is perhaps the #1 reason why concrete cracks. The less water in concrete = less evaporation. Less evaporation means less shrinkage and less cracking. We at Havre Ready Mix provide concrete mix designs with water reducing additives that will provide minimal amounts of concrete structural failure.

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Winter Care Tips

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Deicing materials can effect concrete by chemically reacting to the cement content of concrete.

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Common concrete problems – discoloration, scaling, shrinkage and crazing – How to prevent?

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Shrinkage: Use additives and less water, make sure base is compacted, be aware of atmospheric conditions

Discoloration: Use same cement, gravel and water source

Scaling: Normally occurs due to inadequate concrete strength or inadequate curing procedure and failure to include air in the concrete mix design when concrete is exposed to freeze-thaw cycles.