Cold Weather Concrete: During the winter months, temperatures will affect concrete significantly. Pouring concrete with a slump over 3-4″, will have an adverse effect on the set time. Volume Concrete LLC., will not guarantee a set time for concrete that is over-slumped. Keep the concrete on the dry side, lower the water/cement ratio, and the cure time will therefore decrease. The driver will need a signature for any concrete that is specified by the customer exceeding 4″ SLUMP.
It should be noted that the volume of hardened concrete may be, or may appear to be, less than expected due to waste and spillage, over-excavation, spreading forms, some loss of entrained air, or settlement of wet mixtures, none of which are the responsibility of the Volume Concrete LLC.,
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Concrete Delivery inside the curb-line is the responsibility of the contractor, homeowner, responsible acting party or such. Volume Concrete LLC., doesn’t assume liability once the truck and operator leave the public domain. Please ensure the surface for the vehicle is safe and capable of supporting 40+ imperial tons.
CALCULATORS: The calculators are third party apps, offer only an accuracy as accurate as the input measurements. The calculators are not warranted, and are only a good backup to good old-school measurements and calculations using paper and pencil. Concrete ordering is an important step in every project, and under or over-ordering can be a costly mistake not easily passed on. Please ensure you add extra (10-15% is a industry standard for small projects).
It is recommended to take accurate measurements in feet and inches, writing down every measurement alongside a simple diagram of the project. Thus making a double check easy for both the original person and dispatch. *Estimation purposes only. Concrete when wet is very heavy, and has a tendency to push on weak forms. Add 10-15% to ensure proper coverage.