Knowing how much concrete you need is incredibly important. You must first decide the thickness that is required for the specific project you are working on. Thickness may range anywhere from 2-6 inches depending on the project. This is best to be determined by a licensed contractor or an engineer to ensure adequate support is given to your project. After your thickness is determined, you must figure out the area that needs to be covered. Again, this is best to be determined by a licensed contractor or an engineer. Once you have all that information you may use our Ready-Mix estimator to help you determine the amount of concrete needed for your job. to use our estimator.
Concrete Mix Design
Concrete mix design is a process of mixing ingredients to create a required strength and durability for the concrete structure. Strength and durability of the concrete mix design are dependent upon a number of factors and our Quality Control department performs frequent testing to ensure the integrity of our product is never jeopardized. Here at Yamada and Sons, Inc. we understand that a quality concrete mix design is crucial to the successful creation of a sound foundation or infrastructure.
For more information, please see our more popular mix designs below. If you have something specific in mind , please call our concrete office at 808-933-8492 or email email@example.com
Slump is the measure of concrete consistency and fluidity. High-slump or "flowing" concrete mixes are economical ready mix products that allow maximum flowability without sacrificing strength. Simply put, the higher the slump the wetter the mix making it a more workable mixture.
Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC)
Self-consolidating concrete is a highly flowable type of concrete that spreads into the form with very little or even without the need for mechanical vibration. As a result this type of concrete is placed by means of its own weight, which may reduce the labor required to place and finish.
Controlled Low Strength Material (CLSM)
CLSM is a flowable fill and considered a weak and runny concrete mix. This mixture is primarily used in construction for non-structural purposes such as backfill, retaining walls, or road bases. The consistency of this mixture allows it to be excavated if needed.
Corrosion Inhibiting Concrete
Steel imbedded in concrete is generally protected from corrosion through concrete's high alkaline environment. However, the presence of chloride ions from salt can penetrate the environment causing electrochemical process of corrosion of the embedded steel to begin. Corrosion inhibitors provide the right performance in concrete for mitigating deterioration caused by exposure to salt.
Fiber Reinforced Concrete
Concrete cracks for a variety of reasons including internal stresses caused by plastic shrinkage. Concrete produced using discontinuous fibers mixed into conventional concrete is much less susceptible to damage caused by shrinkage cracking and can eliminate the use of secondary reinforcement such as welded wire fabric. This product can reduce in-place cost, saving time at the time of placement.