Curious About Different Concrete Products we use?
at Big Red's Concrete company we use a variety of products and materials to achieve the best results in residential concrete projects. The products vary between different concrete projects, the requirements and desired finishes. Here is a list of the most commonly used concrete products we use:
Concrete Mix: The foundation of any concrete project is the concrete mix itself. Contractors select the appropriate mix with the right proportions of cement, aggregates, and water to meet project specifications.
Reinforcement Materials: Depending on the project's requirements, contractors may use reinforcement materials such as rebar (reinforcing steel bars) or wire mesh to add strength and durability to the concrete.
Forms and Molds: Contractors use wooden or metal forms and molds to shape and contain the concrete during the pouring and curing process. These ensure the concrete takes the desired shape.
Curing Compounds: Curing compounds are applied to the surface of freshly poured concrete to help it cure evenly, prevent cracking, and achieve maximum strength.
Concrete Sealers: Sealers are used to protect and enhance the appearance of concrete surfaces. They come in various types, including acrylic, epoxy, and polyurethane, and can be used for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Concrete Stains and Dyes: These products are used to add color and visual interest to concrete surfaces. Stains penetrate the concrete to create a natural, mottled appearance, while dyes offer more vibrant color options.
Concrete Admixtures: Admixtures are added to the concrete mix to modify its properties. They can enhance workability, reduce water content, improve durability, or accelerate curing, among other benefits.
Concrete Bonding Agents: Bonding agents are used to improve the adhesion between new concrete and existing surfaces, which is especially important in repair and overlay projects.
Concrete Repair Products: Contractors use specialized repair products, including patching compounds and resurfacing materials, to fix cracks, spalls, and other surface imperfections in existing concrete.
Concrete Forms Release Agents: These agents are applied to forms and molds to prevent the concrete from sticking, making it easier to remove the forms after curing.
Concrete Tools and Equipment: Various tools such as trowels, floats, screeds, bull floats, and power mixers are essential for working with concrete efficiently and achieving a smooth finish.
Concrete Joint Materials: For driveways, walkways, and other large concrete surfaces, contractors use joint materials like expansion joints and control joints to control cracking and allow for movement.
Concrete Grinding and Polishing Equipment: For polished concrete floors and countertops, specialized equipment like grinders and polishers are used to achieve a smooth, glossy finish.
Concrete Resurfacing and Overlay Systems: These systems, including self-leveling overlays and microtoppings, are used to refresh and update existing concrete surfaces without the need for full replacement.
We select the appropriate products based on the project's scope, design, and environmental conditions to ensure the best results in residential concrete work.