Whether laying a slab for a patio, driveway, or walkway, or smaller projects like fence or deck posts, it’s a good idea to use fresh cement. Generally, ready mix concrete is cheaper and easier than a bag mix, regardless of project size. Broadway Rental has everything you need for your concrete project, including cement mixers and ready mix concrete.
We know that concrete projects can get tricky, so we’re sharing a few tips below. If you have any questions about ready mix concrete or any other concrete tool, give us a call!
Tips for Ready Mix Concrete Projects
- Order Extra: It’s a good idea to add about 10 percent more material to your order. This will compensate for grade variations and spills, and will prevent you from having to order more later.
- Wear Protection: Wear gloves and eye protection while working with concrete. As soon as you’re done for the day, change your clothes and take a shower.
- Protect Your Project: Concrete cures over several days, so cover your new concrete with plastic or damp fabric.
- Add Strength as Needed: Depending on the size and square footage of your project, you may need to add strength to the concrete via steel rebar, wire mesh, or something similar.
- Smooth Concrete May Be Less Safe: Texture walkways and steps with a concrete finishing tool to make them safer and less slippery. Leave the top of foundations and footings rough to ensure a better bond with mortars.
Our Twin Cities rental equipment warehouse has the tools and materials you need for your next concrete project. See our full selection of rental equipment in our online catalog. Give our Minneapolis equipment rental experts a call at 763-533-1680 to get started!
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This is an updated blog post that was originally published in 2016.