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What To Do Before Ordering Ready Mix Concrete For Stamped Concrete Hardscaping

Jeffery Hayes

Stamped concrete is an affordable and popular choice for beautifying driveways, walkways, patios, and pool decks. Concrete can be stamped to resemble brick, flagstone, tile, wood, and other natural materials. If you are considering having stamped concrete installed on your property, you'll need to hire a concrete ready mix truck. Here's what you need to know about how to prepare for the delivery of concrete ready mix for your stamped concrete. 

Choose the Stamp Before Ordering the Concrete

Concrete ready mix will come to your property already mixed at the plant. Therefore, when it arrives at your property, it will be a mix that will be most suitable for your needs. The caveat here is that you need to determine exactly what type of stamp you want to have and inform the ready mix concrete supplier of that so they can determine what specifications are needed to stamp the concrete.

The reason this is so important is that some stamping techniques take much longer than others, and you don't want your concrete to harden too quickly should you choose a stamp that needs more time to place. Conversely, a stamp that can be done quickly won't need a lot of time for the concrete to cure. In this case, if the concrete is mixed with specifications to cure over a longer period of time, the details of your stamp may be muted. Therefore, don't order the concrete until after your stamp selection is set in stone, so to speak. 

Prepare for the Delivery of the Ready Mix Concrete

You'll need to be prepared for the arrival of the ready mix concrete truck. If the truck cannot park close enough to the project site, because there is no space or the lot is too sloped, the operator will need to use a pump and a long chute. This will need to be discussed with the ready mix concrete supplier prior to the delivery of the ready mix concrete. When giving measurements as to how far the chute will need to reach from where the truck is parked, avoid giving approximate numbers. If you don't know the exact measurement, measure it. 

Contact a ready mix concrete supplier for more information on how the specifications for concrete can vary from one job site to the next and how that affects the delivery of the concrete.  

For more information about ready mix concrete, contact a local company. 


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