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Concrete, produced at a rate
of five billion cubic yards per year, is the second most widely consumed
substance on Earth, after water. It is ubiquitous, and easily taken for
granted as the stuff of sidewalks, roads and utilitarian structures such as
power plants and parking garages.
Concrete is however, a favored material of many
talented architects and engineers who value its versatility, its strength, and
its almost unlimited potential as a medium for imaginative forms and
surfaces. Without concrete, some of the world's most beautiful and
innovative works of contemporary architecture would be inconceivable.
Concrete is produced locally from abundant natural resources. Concrete can
be made with reclaimed industrial materials that would otherwise burden
landfills. Recycled materials in concrete reduce CO2 emissions. At the end
of a concrete building or pavement’s usable life, concrete can be recycled.
Pervious concrete percolates storm water into soil, recharging aquifers and
preventing polluted runoff from overwhelming streams and lakes. Concrete’s
thermal mass reduces temperature swings in buildings and conserves energy.
Use of Insulating Concrete Form for above-grade wall systems provides for
increased R values, reducing heating, cooling and infrastructure costs.
Concrete’s light color reduces the heat island effect, lowering urban energy
use. Concrete’s light color reflects more light at night, reducing lighting
infrastructure and energy costs. Impervious concrete roofs support green
landscaping, reducing water runoff and reducing heat island effect. Concrete
structures are durable. Concrete helps achieve
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
Since 1959, Redy-Mixt
Konkrete, Inc. has been delivering concrete to Southern New Jersey and the
surrounding areas. From our simple beginnings with one truck and a manual
loading system to a current fleet of 23 mixers, which includes seven (7) front
discharge mixers (all equipped with Fleetmatics GPS tracking so we can better inform our
customers as to the exact location of their load), automated batch plant, in-house quality control lab and
two locations (Woodbury and Clayton), Redy-Mixt Konkrete continues to be a
leader in the concrete industry.
Konkrete is proud to partner with Resource Management Associates
for environmental services at our facilities. RMA provides a
full range of environmental
and operational consulting services specifically for the
concrete, recycling and construction
materials industries throughout New Jersey and elsewhere in the
Contact RMA today to see how they can help you! Click on our
logo or call 800.964.3250
Superior quality and performance, along with
staff of drivers, makes Redy-Mixt Konkrete "the choice" for concrete among
discriminating home developers, large commercial builders, even weekend
warriors. From one cubic yard to one hundred. From footings to walls. From
sidewalks to driveways. From patios to steps. From residential to commercial. Redy-Mixt Konkrete has the experience and know-how to get the job done. And that is what it is
all about. For more information and/or scheduling, contact us at 800.325.7383.
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Along with delivering concrete, we are also a Class
recycling facility, accepting broken concrete, block and brick for crushing purposes.
As processing costs continue to escalate we are forced to charge a nominal fee for
dumping material. It will be as follows: standard pick-up truck load -
$5.00, small dump truck (F350 or equal) - $10.00, larger single axle dump
(F850 or equal) - $15.00, tri-axle dump, dump trailer or container - $20.00.
All material brought in
must be clean, no dirt or organic debris, no reinforcing wire or steel, and
no pieces larger then 24" x 24". An approval form must be filled out
and signed along with having the load inspected for contaminants before any
material can be dumped. There is no dumping allowed outside normal business
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ONE CUBIC YARD OF CONCRETE COVERS
|| Square Feet
|| Dimension in Inches
|| Running Feet
||6" x 12"
||6" x 12'
||6" x 16"
||8" x 12'
||6" x 18"
||10" x 12'
||6" x 20"
||12" x 12'
||8" x 12"
||14" x 12'
||8" x 16"
||16" x 12'
||8" x 18"
||18" x 12'
||8" x 20"
||20" x 12'
||12" x 12"
||24" x 12'
||12" x 16"
||30" x 12'
||12" x 18"
||36" x 12'
||12" x 20:
||48" x 12'
Concrete Setting /
chemical process by which concrete hardens and gains strength is called
hydration. Hydration time can be altered by as much as 30% for each 10°F
change in ambient temperature.
placement at 70° (concrete temperature and ambient temperature) achieves
final set in about 6 hours. Concrete and ambient temperatures will
affect the setting of the concrete as shown below:
Final Set (hours)
concrete, exposed aggregate concrete, concrete combined with hardscaping
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UNIQUE JOBS CALL FOR A
2/22/06 - Never one to shy away from a
challenge, we were involved in supplying
Sika's Sikacrete 211
Masonry Preservation Group for the City of Philadelphia,
Philadelphia Bus Garage, 15th & Lehigh Sts, Philadelphia, PA.
Due to jobsite space restrictions, the challenge
came in the fact that the Sikacrete 211, a specialty repair
material, was packaged in 2000 lb "supersacks" (400 total)
which still needed to be loaded into our mixers. Well,
the pictures above demonstrates how we met this challenge. A
little ingenuity, scaffolding and a large 4 wheel drive forklift
were all part of the solution. We are
not afraid to tackle the tough jobs.
THE NEW WAVE IN RESIDENTIAL PAVER & RETAINING WALL SUB-BASE?
Many of you visiting this site may have
taken a moment to visit the Camp Stockton section, the Civil War training
camp located on our property which in 2005 we erected and dedicated a
monument to. During the construction phase, we experimented with
fill (Controlled Low Strength Material) as our sub-base for both the
retaining wall and the pavers.
In a normal paver/wall installation,
"x" amount of modified stone or quarry blend is used as the base. This
requires multiple tamping with a plate compactor and multiple measuring to
insure proper depth and pitch. As the name implies, flowable fill is
just that, flowable and as the photos below attest, can be poured to the
right depth and pitch in one shot. On top of that, the way the product is
designed, it can be "shaved down" using a shovel or concrete kumalong if the
height or pitch is off at all. What this means is a very even surface to
begin laying the pavers or placing the retaining wall. Something difficult to achieve
Of course with the good inevitably
comes the bad. There are however two potential downsides to this product. One - it
is supplied by a ready mixed concrete producer (preferably us). At this
point it is not something that can be jobsite mixed. So you may find
yourself at the mercy of the concrete company's delivery schedule. Two,
unlike stone, the material must dry, which means the laying of the pavers or
wall must occur the next day. This means that proper planning is a must.
However, given the "user friendliness" of this product, we believe the
upside is worth it.
Check out the photos below to get an
idea just how easy this product is to work with. For more technical
information contact our office at 800.325.7383 or our concrete sales rep,
Stan Huston on his cell phone at 856.816.6984.
On June 21, 2006, Bulldog Landscaping used flowable on a
raised patio at the NBC-10 building on City Line & Monuments Aves,
Philadelphia, PA. The area was approximately 800 sq.ft. and approx. 30"
deep. Below are some of the photos taken by John Kukral of EP Henry™. The
entire backfill process took only a few hours and DID NOT required
mechanical tamping, quite a labor savings.
We've also included a brief video of the project to provide potential
users with an idea of just how easy this product is to work with. Please
excuse the overall quality as it was taken with a digital camera, but I
believe you'll be able to get the idea.
Click here to watch it.
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LITTLE TRIVIA - DO YOU REALLY KNOW WHAT CONCRETE IS?
According to the American Concrete Association's, Pavement
Progress report, Concrete is a heterogeneous system of solid, discrete,
gradiently inorganic mineral aggregates, usually plutonic or
sedimentary-calcareous in origin, embedded in a matrix compound of synthesized
polybasic alkaline and alkaloidal silicates held in an aqueous solution and
coprecipitate dispersion with other amphoteric oxides. This matrix being
originally capable of progressive dissolution, hydration, repercipitation,
gelatin and solidification through a continuous and coexistent series of
crystalline amorphous, colloidal, and crypto-crystalline states and ultimately
subject to thermoallotriomorphic alteration. The system when first conjoined
being transiently plastic during which state it is impressed to a predetermined
form into which it finally consolidates, thus providing a structure relatively
impermeable and with useful capacity to transmit tensile, compressive and shear
In other words, it gets hard and stays hard!
A SHIP MADE OUT OF
As impossible as it seems, the ocean once
carried a fleet of ships built mostly of
concrete. But, as you might expect, the
fleet didn’t float for long. For over
50 years, just off
Historic Cape May Point, New Jersey, lays the
concrete ship Atlantus.
Concrete, a mixture of sand and gravel
bonded together with a cement to form a
solid, heavy mass similar to stone,
seems an unlikely substance to be used
in ship construction. Wood, which
floats, seems a better medium for
building vessels and indeed was the
preferred material for shipbuilding for
thousands of years. Due to a critical
shortage of steel during World War I,
the federal government turned to an
experimental design--concrete ships. An
emergency fleet of 38 concrete ships was
planned by the United States Shipping
Board. Only 12 concrete ships were ever
put into service. Construction was begun
on two others, but was never completed.
The Atlantus was the second prototype, a
3,000-ton, 250-foot long freighter,
built with a 5-inch thick hull of
special concrete aggregate to correct
shattering and brittleness problems
found in the first concrete ship.
The Atlantus was built by the Liberty
Shipbuilding Corporation, of
and was launched on November 21st, 1918, at
June 1st, 1919,
the Atlantus served for a year as a
commercial coal steamer in
England. It also was used to transport American troops back home from
When the war ended, the more efficient
steel ships were available again. The
Concrete Fleet was de-commissioned, and
the Atlantus was sent to the Bone Yard
at Pigs Point, in
in September of 1920. A year later, the
Atlantus was purchased by a salvage
company and was stripped.
In 1926, the Atlantus was purchased by
Colonel Jesse Rosenfeld to be used as
ferry dock in Cape
for a proposed ferry between
The plan was to dig a channel into to
the shore where the Atlantus would be
placed. Two other concrete ships would
be purchased to form a Y-shape where the
ferry would dock.
In March 1926, the groundbreaking
ceremonies were held for the
construction of the ferry dock. The
Atlantus was repaired and towed to Cape May.
On June 8th, a storm hit and the ship
broke free of her moorings and ran
aground 150 feet off the coast of
Beach. Several attempts were made to free the ship, but
none were successful.
Since then the Atlantus has become a
tourist attraction seen by millions.
People used to swim out to the ship and
dive off, until one young man drowned.
At one time, a billboard was also placed
on the ship. Starting in the late 50s,
the ship began to split apart in the
The Atlantus can now be seen at Sunset
Unfortunately the ocean has taken its
toll on the ship and she has broken
apart. It's only a matter of time before
the last of her remains crumble beneath
the waves. Additional information about
the Atlantus and other concrete ships can be found at
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