Below are some frequently asked questions that many of our first time customers ask. If you have any troubles or find an issue that is not listed in this section, feel free to give us a call so that we can better serve you.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How much concrete should I order?
A. If you need support, please contact concrete dispatch at 209-723-8846 and they can provide an exact measurement as well.
Q. what is Ready Mix concrete?
A. Ready-Mix concrete is concrete that is manufactured in a batching plant according to a set recipe, and then delivered to a worksite by, mixing truck.
Q. what makes good quality concrete?
A. There are several basic requirements for good quality concrete: quality aggregates and cementitious materials, proper material proportioning, thorough mixing, skillful placing and finishing and proper curing. All of these requirements are important, and failure to satisfy any one of them will often result in a reduction in quality. Continuous testing ensures the materials we use meet and exceed project specifications. How concrete is proportioned helps determine its workability.
Q. why is to much water harmful for concrete life?
A. Water is a key ingredient in concrete, however too much water will lower the strength of a concrete mixture. Excess water in concrete causes to bonds that hold the materials together to weaken.
Q. What are concrete requirement for house flat work, patio, walkway and driveways?
A. Different cities have different concrete requirements. We have knowledgeable representatives so, give us a call for help determining what specific needs your project has. We are happy to assist you!
Q. What is curing and how is it accomplished?
A. Curing is a chemical reaction between cement and water makes concrete strong and durable. The purpose of curing is to make sure that little or no water is lost from the concrete during the early stages of this chemical reaction. CVC can provide products to help you tackle this important step.
Q. How do you find a good contractor?
A. Call CVC at 209-723-8846 for recommendations of qualified contractors
Q. What performance should you expect from concrete place around your home?
A. Good quality concrete-properly proportioned, mixed, placed, finished and cured-will give maintenance-free service for many years. Concrete work, properly done, will usually last much longer than the need for which it was originally installed.
Q. What kind of reinforcement should I use in my concrete
A. Much of that depends on what the concrete is being used for. In most cases, concrete fiber mesh is an excellent no-hassle solution to providing additional strength. Call CVC for analysis of if fiber is a good fit for your project.
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