Frequently Asked Questions

We use 3/4″ crushed rock. Due to the gradation of the rock, some of the stones are as small as 1/4″.

We do not carry wheelbarrows on the truck! Sorry! =(

It depends on several different factors, but normally you can walk on it CAREFULLY (No twisting!) in about 12 hours. After 48 hours you can remove the forms, but it’s better to leave them on for a whole week if possible. In 2 weeks you can park a car on your concrete. After 28 days, the concrete reaches its full strength.

We recommend at least 4 inches on driveways, patios, sidewalks, and most slabs that we pour.

It depends on the application, but usually for driveways or other heavy-use areas, yes, using rebar and/or mesh helps to reduce cracking.

We highly recommend a sturdy gravel base. A base that is compacted and 2-3 inches deep is best.

You should have at least a bull float edger and hand trowel. You can buy these tools at any of the building supply stores, or you can rent them at most rental shops.

Here are some guidelines:

Footings and Foundations3000-3500 PSI
Sidewalks3000 PSI
City Sidewalks3500 PSI
Hot Tub Pads3500 PSI
Driveways3500 PSI
Patios3000 PSI
Shops3500-4000 PSI
Garages3500 PSI
Fence Posts2500 PSI

One cubic yard will fill about 10-12 pier blocks.

No, we are a supply and delivery company only.

Air entrainment means the induction of very small air bubbles into fresh concrete. When the concrete hardens, the air bubbles form small voids, and these voids give concrete additional durability in freezing or thawing conditions.

Here are some approximate values for underground tanks:

1,000 gallons5-6 yards
675 gallons3 – 4 yards
500 gallons2.5 – 3 yards

To best protect your newly poured concrete, keeping it covered with hay or straw for two weeks should help.

It takes about 10-12 wheelbarrow full of concrete to make up a cubic yard.

One yard weights approximately 3,800 lbs. (nearly two tons).

Your pour can be five (5) feet high without a chute. With all chutes on, your pour can be 2 1/2 feet high.