Ready-mixed concrete consists of fine aggregates, coarse aggregates, cementitious binders and water. Sometimes, admixtures are used to modify the appearance, workability or physical properties of the concrete.
Hardened ready-mixed concrete offers durability, strength, water tightness, and resistance to abrasion. All of these characteristics are influenced by the quality of the component materials and their proportions. Sometimes, expert assistance is required and our Technical Services personnel work with customers and specifiers to optimize the mix designs.
For thousands of years people have been mixing aggregates, cement and water together to build structures. Many ancient structures such as the Great Pyramids and the Coliseum were bonded together with cement mortars. Today, ready-mixed concrete is frequently used to construct highways, bridges, dams, buildings, airports, sewer systems, tunnels, home foundations, driveways and sidewalks.
Vulcan owns and operates ready-mixed concrete facilities in California, Georgia, Maryland, New Mexico, Texas, Virginia, the District of Columbia and the Bahamas. In markets where we do not sell ready-mixed concrete, we work closely with local producers who do.