Our Ready Mixed Concrete
If the construction industry has a public face, it’s the familiar ready mixed concrete truck with the revolving drum – a daily fixture in traffic and on construction sites. Heidelberg Materials is among the top ready mixed concrete suppliers in North America.
High visibility of these trucks stems from the near universal use of the product it delivers. Easily the world’s most widely used construction material, concrete is part of everything we build. And nearly three-quarters of it comes in the form of ready mixed concrete.
The process begins at the ready mixed concrete plant, where the raw ingredients are loaded into the truck-mounted drum. Once loaded, the concrete ingredients can be mixed immediately by rotating the drum or mixed on the way to the construction site. Ready mixed concrete is more of a delivery system than a type of concrete. Like all concrete, it has three basic components: cement, water, and aggregates – the stone, sand, and gravel that bind together.
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OnSite - Concrete Truck Tracking App
Need real-time delivery information and the ability to place orders on the fly from your iOS- or Android-based mobile device? Get instant access to information about your ready mixed concrete order with Heidelberg Materials' OnSite mobile app. Check accuracy, see each truck’s status, request a new order or change an existing one. All without calling the dispatch office.
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is one of the world's most versatile and durable construction materials. Yet, its remarkable qualities can be made even better by following some basic practices for quality construction. Over the years, Heidelberg Materials has compiled a list of common
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We Supply Ready Mixed Concrete for a Variety of Uses
- Foundations & basements
- Decorative concrete
- Insulated concrete forms
- Structural concrete
- Architectural concrete
- Green construction
- Pervious concrete
- Polished concrete
- Dams & water resources
- Flowable fill
ConCreate®: Architectural mixes are designed for use in conjunction with architectural formwork to create an enhanced aesthetic appearance without sacrificing strength. To enhance the look of any project, color may also be added to our architectural mixes.
- Exposed vertical columns and walls
- Improved surface aesthetics
- Enhances workability
- Maximized surface density
- Available in conventional or self-consolidating concrete
ConCreate®: Exposed Aggregaate
Colored concrete is also an option with exposed aggregate flat work. For example in Vancouver, BC market, exposed aggregate concrete utilizes a colorful 10mm round Chilliwack River aggregate. At the end of the finishing process, the surface of concrete is washed to expose the smooth colorful stone on the surface of the concrete. Color may also be added to the concrete coloring the paste around the exposed aggregate.
- Improves aesthetics versus traditional concrete mixes
Add some color to your world with ConCreate®. Heidelberg Materials uses a couple of different color systems, many are computer-controlled batching process for improved accuracy and consistency. ConCreate® uses color pigment, based on iron oxides, to provide the unique colors. ConCreate® color can match all other major concrete color supply systems.
- Interior and exterior driveways
- Interior and exterior sidewalks
- Interior and exterior floors
- Several colors to choose from
- Compatible with:
- Architectural concrete
- Stamped concrete
- Exposed Aggregate concrete
ConCreate®: Stamped mixes are used in the process of adding texture and color to make concrete resemble stone, brick, slate, cobblestone, barn-board and many other products. The limitless array of possibilities with costs that are lower than the actual products makes stamped concrete the preferred choice.
- Pool decks
- Patios & walkways
- Interior floors
- Gardens & landscape
- Unlimited creative design capabilities
- Improved aesthetics
- Compatible with ConCreate® Color Series
- Creates an unlimited variety of shapes and surface textures including the traditional look of slate, tile, brick and cobblestone
Stamped concrete is created by compressing the top surface of concrete to inlay design or pattern. As a result of this compression, the top layer of concrete has lower air content and is subject to a higher risk of freeze-thaw damage.
Heidelberg Materials guarantees that the supplied concrete will meet the specified properties in accordance with CSA. Heidelberg Materials is not responsible for freeze-thaw damage as a result of the installation process including the top layer of stamped concrete.
FlowCrete provides optimized slump control and superior mix performance. Heidelberg Materials utilizes superplasticizers to achieve the desired slump without compromising concrete strength or set time when used with any of our concrete designs.
Concrete is often specified at a slump of 80 mm +/- 20 mm or less, these slumps are typically too low to ensure proper placement. Heidelberg Materials has taken the guesswork out the process and offers a range of slump options as a part of our FlowCrete program. Available in slumps of 110, 130, 150, 170 mm maximum.
- Pumped concrete
- Walls and columns with congested rebar
- Maintains strength at higher slumps
- Enhances workability and placeability
- Increases pumpability
Hard-Wear® has strength and durability built right into the mix, making it ideal for high wear applications. Available in air-entrained and non-air-entrained mixes, Hard-Wear® features uniform hardness throughout the full depth of the slab, not just the surface.
- Wear, abrasion and impact resistance
- Commercial, industrial and heavy industrial floors
- Parkades, bridges and interchanges
- Interior and exterior ramps
- Dams, dykes and spillways
- Available for all applications and suitable for a variety of mix designs
- Compatible with all finishing applications
- Reduced labor costs
- Eliminates performance inconsistencies typically experienced with other types of hardeners
- Eliminates hardener delamination
High-Flow® is a highly flowable, non-segregating concrete that easily spreads into place, fills formwork, and encapsulates even the most congested reinforcement. It is placed purely by means of its own weight with little or no mechanical vibration.
High-Flow® provides these benefits while maintaining all of concrete's customary mechanical and durability characteristics. Significant research has led to the development of a robust flowable concrete that meets challenging performance requirements.
- Architectural applications
- Topping slabs
- Congested reinforcement
- Architectural quality concrete for walls and slab
- Flows readily through congested reinforcement
- Available in high early age strengths
- Enables flatter slabs
- Improves productivity
- Reduces labor costs
EZ-Floor® concrete is elevating floor mix standards. Available in a wide variety of strengths and cement types, this flowable floor mix is ideal for residential, commercial and industrial applications.
CrackGuard® is a low shrinkage concrete that reduces cracking and curling in concrete slabs when used in conjunction with proper curing and jointing procedures. Reinforcing fibers may also be added to the mix to further reduce shrinkage cracks and improve impact resistance. CrackGuard® is a CSA compliant low shrinkage concrete maintaining a maximum drying shrinkage of 0.04% @ 28 days.
- Architectural slabs and floors
- Architectural topping slabs
- Industrial floors
- Parking garage decks
- Bridge decks
- Ice arenas
- Swimming pools
- Containment structures
- Water treatment structures
- Residential slabs
- Reduces or eliminates cracking
- Improves appearance
- Increases joint spacing
- Lower life cycle costs
The superior strength of the Superwall® concrete series provides foundation solutions for long-term durability for all soil conditions. The Superwall® concrete series is part of the PERFORMX® series of mixes developed for residential walls, grade beams and footings in compliance with CSA requirements. The Superwall® concrete mix designs vary in strength to suit all residential soil conditions.
WaterGuard reduces the potential migration of moisture through the naturally occurring capillaries of concrete. By utilizing pore blocker admixture technology (Kryton / Xypex) in conjunction with an optimized concrete design and proper construction methodology, WaterGuard provides the option to waterproof structures while pouring concrete walls, slabs and many other applications.
- Perimeter walls
- Water features
- Elevator pits
- Lower cost than most membrane systems
- Available as conventional concrete, Self-Consolidating Concrete and ShotCrete
- Reduces construction timeframe
Tempo High-Early Age Strength
Tempo High-Early Age Strength is designed to achieve early-age strength to allow reduced stripping and re-shoring times. This series of mixes is available to achieve target strength at 24 to 72 hours.
|Hours to stripping strength* |||Ultimate specified strength |||Exposure class ||
|20 MPa @ 72 hours||35 MPa @ 28 days||N|
|20 MPa @ 48 hours||40 MPa @ 28 days||N|
|20 MPa @ 36 hours||45 MPa @ 28 days||N|
|20 MPa @ 24 hours||50 MPa @ 56 days||N|
|20 MPa @ 24 hours||55 MPa @ 56 days||N|
|20 MPa @ 48 hours||35 MPa @ 28 days||C-1|
|20 MPa @ 24 hours||40 MPa @ 28 days||C-1|
* CSA A23.1-09 states a minimum curing temperature of 10 degrees Celsius.
- Columns and walls
- Reduces stripping time
- Earlier serviceability
- Reduces drying time (flooring application)
PolarCon® is the answer to set time challenge – it uses accelerating admixtures in conjunction with optimized concrete mix designs to accelerate concrete set times. PolarCon® is designed to provide three levels of set time reduction. This time-based system provides an opportunity to select the hours of set time reduction required
|Product||Set time reduction|
|PolarCon® Bronze||1 hour*|
|PolarCon® Silver||1 ½ - 2 hours*|
|PolarCon® Gold||2 ½ - 3 hours*|
- Columns and walls
- Non-reinforced concrete (Does not contain reinforcing steel)
- Optimized set time reductions
- Reduces finishing time
DuraDrive® has enhanced characteristics and excellent durability for extreme climates and resistance to freeze-thaw cycles. Proper techniques must be followed and can be found in CSA A23.1-09 for normal, cold and hot weather concreting.