Home construction: All you need to know about ‘Ready Mix Concrete’

January 18, 2019 • blog,Construction,General

Building your new home is exciting, but this project requires your unwavering attention. It is, without a doubt, one of the major investments of your life. So you really want to avoid the mistakes that can require a lot of time and money to correct later on.

To avoid any future inconveniences, it is very important to pay attention to the smallest of details.

Once your architect finalises the floor plan of your house, you need to start looking for a builder/contractor. Finding a reliable resource for this purpose is crucial. However, you should seek a professional who welcomes your input and collaboration. This will be useful in monitoring the construction process easily.

During the home-building process, keep track of each phase’s progress, and review the results carefully. This does not only include focusing on the design aspects of the project. The raw materials used play a big role in determining successful executions as well. So it is crucial for you to be involved in making the final decisions with regard to these materials – their source, quality, correct usage, etc.

One of the most basic construction materials is concrete. For many of us, the sight of huge mixing machines is an everyday affair. But times have changed, and the construction industry has evolved. Potential homeowners and contractors now prefer Ready Mix Concrete (RMC).

In Lahore, Tetra Engineering specialises in providing RMC to construction sites.

What is RMC?

This type of concrete is prepared in a batching & mixing plant. The aim is to supply the mixture in a freshly prepared state to the construction site. For this purpose, the supplier uses a transit mixer. This is normally a truck; designed to mix the concrete while it is on its way to the site.

The mixture undergoes continuous rotation until it is ready for use.

Why the modern construction industry prefers RMC?

With changing times, all industries have evolved to minimise cost and time, and increase productivity. RMC is preferred because it helps developers achieve these goals. It requires less labour exertion and time. This consequently accelerates the development of concrete structures.

On the other hand, RMC ensures a uniform quality of the mixture throughout the construction process. It helps avoid the problems that traditional concrete mixing processes are prone to. These include the scourges of an incorrect water-cement ratio, and insufficient mixing times.

At Tetra Engineering, the RMC is prepared with quality raw materials and high-standard procedures. The mixture meets the strength-specifications required by clients. A quality control team monitors the ongoing construction efforts at each site.

Benefits of choosing RMC

Here are three benefits to convince you to use RMC for the construction of your new home:

1.Uniform quality

Each batch is mixed with the same material/churning specifications. This ensures that the concrete structure of a particular project will share the same durability – in all locations. The quality of the finished development is also incredible in terms of decreased construction times and increased concretization efficiency.

2.Flexibility

As mentioned above, clients have complete freedom to choose the strength of their RMC mixture. You can consult with your architect or contractor to determine the combination most suitable for your project. And a well-reputed company like Tetra Engineering, it needs to be said, will deliver accordingly.

3.Environment-friendly

Decreasing our carbon footprint has become a necessity in this day & age. Construction materials and procedures greatly impact the environment. Concrete mixed at the plant reduces the energy and resources utilised; leading to decreased waste production, and dust pollution.

Want to add something to this discussion? Leave your remarks in the comments section below.

 

3 Responses to Home construction: All you need to know about ‘Ready Mix Concrete’

  1. M Saad says:

    RMC is best suited for Construction Sites not a single house project. RMC requires quality control before and after pouring. Quality control involves but not limited to Temperature test, lump tests. For this Professional engineers are required.
    For a single house, on site concrete mixing is the best way to confirm quality.

     
  2. T Lo says:

    I like that you explain how ready mix concrete is prepared in a plant and it can help with cost and time. This would be useful to get more affordable services and help your project go faster. When choosing ready mix concrete, it might help to research the various suppliers in order to learn about what they offer so you can find one that provides quality products that work with the type of project you want it for.

     

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