Metered Concrete Delivery Companies - A Google Rant

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You will not find too many mobile concrete batching tucks just because of the economics (low demand and high maintenance/acquisition costs).

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My contractor friend knows of two in the area. A guy from church works for Martin Marietta Aggregates and gave me some names as well.

For small loads they are pretty useful. The transit mix companies don't want to deal with small batches. It beats getting a pallet of bags from the home improvement store and mixing it in a mixer.
 

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My contractor friend knows of two in the area. A guy from church works for Martin Marietta Aggregates and gave me some names as well.

For small loads they are pretty useful. The transit mix companies don't want to deal with small batches. It beats getting a pallet of bags from the home improvement store and mixing it in a mixer.
We did a patch like that with a mixer and a mountain of bags because the customer refused to pay the min. delivery charge. With labour it cost twice what delivered would have cost even with the min. delivery charge.
It took 5 hrs to do a 20 min. job.:hide:
 

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Has anyone run across readily available, bagged, proportioned concrete mix with air entrainment for freeze-thaw durability? - Adding an entrainment additive, which is usually quite strong, requiring very accurate dosing in a small batch.

I have seen many, many sidewalks and driveway patches go to pieces in a winter because of the salt.

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Your gonna laugh..
I've been using thinset with additives to repair any scaling, so far so good.

Even used it to repair a hole in the asphalt driveway then sealed it all over...just to see what happens. Been there 5 years now.
Again this is in CT... salt and other garbage on the roads.
 
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1.5cy / .67cf per 80# bag from the apron/vest stores = 60 bags,,, rent the small elec mixer & diy - volunteer labor, 5gal buckets = $400,,, here in atl our mobil mix will cost $575 for the same amount
 

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60 bags times 80 pounds equals 4800 pounds/2.5 tons.
 

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1.5cy / .67cf per 80# bag from the apron/vest stores = 60 bags,,, rent the small elec mixer & diy - volunteer labor, 5gal buckets = $400,,, here in atl our mobil mix will cost $575 for the same amount
Umm, no.
 

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Since the old thread got brought back up an update. We hired the concrete work out and expanded it a bit to include a ramp at one of the doors to eliminate the single step. This brought it into the realm of Transit-mix truck deliveries. As an added bonus, we didn't need to DIY the work. I think the total bill was less than $2000.
 
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