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Why Do We Use High Strength Concrete?

It might seem obvious as to why construction companies use high strength concrete – after all, isn’t all concrete high strength? Actually, there are many different types of concrete available for construction projects, and some are much stronger than others. But what exactly are the benefits of using high strength concrete over its counterparts? In this blog, the iMix team will detail why we use it and what it brings to our work. More for less One of the key benefits of high strength concrete is the fact that it reduces the overall amount of concrete required. This is due to…

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We Mix, You Lay: Benefits of Ready Mixed Concrete

For those who don’t work in the industry or those who have never been involved in a construction project before, it’s likely that the word ‘concrete’ doesn’t mean much to you. However, there are many different types and gradings of concrete, each one designed to suit certain applications, and choosing the right one is crucial to the short and long-term success of your project. One such type of concrete is ready mixed, and in this article, we’re going to outline its qualities and what it can be used for. Lower Cement Usage Perhaps the most attractive benefit of the material, it…

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Cross Section of a Retaining Wall

A retaining wall’s solidity is determined by the strength and stability of its base. Using a 4ft tall cinder block retaining wall as an example, a compacted base of around 4 to 6 inches will be required for maximum stability, as well as 1 inch of leveling sand. A trench deep enough to accomodate the aforementioned materials, as well as half the height of the cinder blocks used. Against a backfill of crushed rock, step each succeeding course back in by ¾ of an inch. The backfill should stop 6 inches from the top of the wall, whereupon you should use…

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How to Build a Concrete Drive

If you’ve recently moved into a home with no off-road parking, or you’ve been without off-road parking for sometime in the home that you own, then it might be time to start thinking about a driveway. As well as being useful for parking, they can also add a bit of character to your home, providing something different from a path or a lawn. Laying a driveway is a process that requires serious care and attention, and the team at iMix have put together this guide to help you through the laying of your new driveway. Step 1: Planning Makes Perfect You…

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How to Lay a Patio

When the sun’s out and you’ve got some free time at home, there are few better things to do than sit outside in the garden on your own with a book or with your friends, family and some food. There’s nothing wrong with sitting on chairs on the lawn, but relaxing on garden furniture on a bespoke patio is tough to beat. Here, the team at iMix are going to run through what you need to know in order to lay a patio in your garden. Step 1: Sizing and location Before any you unload any slab or lay any concrete,…

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