Wednesday, December 31, 2014

How do I Prepare for My Cranesville Concrete Pour?

Preparing for My Cranesville Concrete Pour 

Pouring a concrete slab is not as difficult as one may think.  Depending on the size of the project one or two workers may be able to accomplish the task in no time.  Preparing however may take some planning.  Some thoughts for a successful delivery are:

  • Have the area prepared and formed:  Most residential pours require a few 2'x4's and a level base, either on firm soil or crusher run. 
  • Sharpen your tools:  Make sure you have a trowel, or at the least, a spare 2'x4' to level and smooth the mix after placement.  Although your Cranesville driver is trained to pour the concrete as efficiently as possible, it is important to have a metal rake or shovel to scoop and move the concrete during the pour.
  • Plastic:  After you complete your pour, it is a good practice to cover your slab with PVC plastic.  The plastic will help the slab to retain moisture and cure stronger.  Also in the event of rain, the concrete will stay protected.
  • Access:  Always make sure the concrete truck has the ability to maneuver the site.  Believe it or not, customers forget about the access required by the concrete mixer which can result in untimely and costly deliveries. 
Should you need any other help pouring your slab, please give our friendly Cranesville Dispatch a call at 518-684-6400.  They will walk you through all aspects of the order.  Feel free to place an Online Order and receive a call back with a price quote and information.  Best of luck!

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