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3.INTEGRALLY COLORED CONCRETE
Ready Mix Concrete in Victor Valley, Antelope Valley, and The Morongo Basin.
Also Serving Palm Desert, Thousand Palms & Surrounding Areas.
From traditional ready mix concrete to specialized mixes, Hi-Grade Materials can produce a variety of concretes to meet strength, speed, aesthetic, and structural requirements. Our service area extends throughout the High Desert to ensure that we can provide consistent product, accommodations and service to all our customers, no matter the size.
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Fiber-reinforced concrete is often the choice mix for use in on-ground floors and pavements, and can also be considered for a wide range of construction parts (beams, pillars, foundations, etc.) either alone, or with hand-tied rebars. Use of fibers will reduce plastic settlement cracks and shrinkage cracks, lower permeability, increased impact and abrasion resistance and provides additional shatter resistance.
Using a fiber-reinforced concrete is less expensive than using hand-tied rebar, while still increasing the tensile strength.
See Buckeye UltraFiber for more information.
INTEGRALLY COLORED CONCRETEOur color concrete features permanent, uniform color and can be produced in a wide range of colors: warm earth tones, and any shade of gray, ranging from warm to deep and dark. Subtle harmonizing shades can blend pathways, planters, curbs and drains with the natural greenery. Slopes, curves and changes in the grade can be readily accommodated by cast-in-place concrete.
Colored concrete is a highly versatile and durable material, able to meet the challenges of heavy traffic and provides both strength and beauty in a surface. With relatively little maintenance, it looks good now and more many years to come. The proven performance and economic benefits of color-conditioned concrete make it an attractive and enduring alternative to more costly materials, such as granite, marble and slate. And the long-term life cycle cost of concrete is less than tile, wood and other less durable materials. Easy to care for, color concrete is a wise investment for residential use. Ready Mix Concrete Palm Desert, CA
View the COLOR CONCRETE section to learn more about Colored Concrete.
LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETEStructural lightweight concrete is primarily used to reduce the weight or load of a concrete structure, thus allowing for smaller sized columns and footings. Manufactured using lightweight aggregates, lightweight concrete will typically has density 10 lb/ft³-less than concrete consisting of normal-weight aggregates. While still able to achieve similar strengths as normal-weight concrete, using lightweight concrete in buildings also provides a safer fire rating and higher R-values for improved insulation.
Lightweight aggregates require soaking prior to use; Hi-Grade Materials locations support year-round, temperature-controlled wetting areas for consistent lightweight product throughout the year. Ready Mix Concrete Palm Desert, CA
PERVIOUS CONCRETEPervious concrete is an innovative building material with many environmental, economic, and structural advantages. With a 15-25% void structure, pervious concrete allows for 3-8 gallons of water per minute to pass through each square foot. Pervious concrete parking lots put rainwater back in the ground; property owners and developers can also reduce fees and enhance the bottom line by using pervious concrete, which commonly provides 20-40 years of service with little or no maintenance.
The structural dissimilarities between pervious and impervious concrete call for different installation processes, neither of which is more difficult or time-consuming than the other. However, the quality and performance of pervious concrete are dependent upon the installer’s familiarity with the constructional impact of its properties and it is recommended that hands-on experience with the substance be obtained before placing.
Visit www.concreteparking.org for more information about pervious concrete.
FLOWABLE FILLThis versatile material is placed as a liquid, yet hardens and rapidly develops excellent load-bearing properties with no compaction. Flowable fill fixes problems originating from poorly compacted soil or granular fill. It is usually comprised of combinations of cement, water, fine aggregate and fly ash or slag. Through extensive research and technological advancement, the use of flowable fill mixtures has expanded to numerous applications, including bedding and backfill for utility trenches, paving subbase, bridge abutment and retaining wall backfill. It is also used in other void-filling applications, such as abandoned tanks, basements, tunnels, mines and sewers.
Chemical admixtures, specifically developed for use in flowable fill mixtures, have also become more commonly used as a result of their unique benefits on the performance properties.
Visit www.flowablefill.org for more information about flowable fill. Ready Mix Concrete Palm Desert, CA