ABC Concrete provides ready mixed concrete for commercial, residential, and public infrastructure projects throughout the greater BC area. Our modern plants use the latest technology along with advanced dispatching software and GPS fleet tracking to provide a superior customer experience. We also offer our customers the advantage of using mobile technology to manage concrete pours on the go. With our OnSite app, you can see the progress of your pour, track truck locations, review your orders and send in order requests.

ABC Concrete aims to assist home owners with some basic information and steps to help make your concrete project a success. Click here for our Homeowner Assist information. For more information on ready mixed concrete and its applications, click here. For links to Concrete in Practice technical bulletins, click here.

Click here to view our Safety Data Sheets (SDS), available in English, Spanish and French.



CemFlow is a specialized low-shrinkage, self-consolidating concrete for interior toppings. CemFlow provides all the features and benefits of FlowCrete while reducing the potential for shrinkage and cracking that is common to topping applications. CemFlow also provides greater workability and flatness.



Interior slab topping


  • Reduces or eliminates cracking
  • Enables flatter slabs
  • Improved productivity
  • Reduced labor

ConCreate®: Architectural

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, Solomon ColorFlo® liquid 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
  • Compatible with ConCreate® Color Series

ConCreate®: Exposed Aggregate Concrete

ConCreate®: Exposed Aggregate Concrete utilizes a 10mm round aggregate. At the end of the finishing process, the surface of concrete is washed to expose the stone on the surface of the concrete. Solomon ColorFlo® liquid color may also be added to the concrete coloring the paste around the exposed aggregate.


  • Driveways
  • Sidewalks
  • Patios


  • Improved surface aesthetics
  • Enhances workability
  • Maximized surface density
  • Available in conventional or self-consolidating concrete
  • Compatible with ConCreate® Color Series
ConCreate®: Liquid Colour

ConCreate®: Liquid Color

Add some color to your world! Using a computer-controlled batching process for improved accuracy and consistency, ConCreate®: Liquid Color incorporates Solomon ColorFlo® liquid pigment, which utilizes iron oxides, to provide 64 color options. 

ConCreate® color matches color to all other major concrete color supply systems.


  • Interior and exterior walls interior and exterior columns
  • Interior and exterior driveways
  • Interior and exterior sidewalks
  • Interior and exterior floors




ConCreate®: Stamped

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. This limitless array of possibilities with costs that are lower than the actual products, makes stamped concrete the preferred choice.

Stamped concrete is created by compressing the top surface of concrete to inlay a design or pattern. As a result of this compression, the top layer of concrete has a lower air content and is subject to a higher risk of freeze-thaw damage.


  • Pool decks
  • Driveways
  • Patios and walkways
  • Interior floors
  • Gardens and landscape


  • Unlimited creative design capabilities
  • Improved aesthetics
  • Compatible with ConCreate® Color Series
  • Conforms to an unlimited variety of shapes and surface textures including the traditional look of slate, tile, brick and cobblestone

ABC Concrete guarantees that the supplied concrete will meet the specified properties in accordance with CSA. ABC Concrete is not responsible for freeze-thaw damage as a result of the installation process including the top layer of stamped concrete.


Crackguard®: Low Shrinkage

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


DrainStone is a pervious concrete designed to allow water to flow through to base materials. This is an aesthetically pleasing, highly functional and environmentally friendly option for a variety of pathways and parking areas.

An open-cell concrete with a range of 15% to 25% voids allows for a flow rate of 120 – 320 L/m2 per minute. When rainwater naturally filters into the soil, storm water collection systems can be reduced or eliminated.

DrainStone uses a 6.0mm aggregate to provide a smoother surface profile while maintaining good aggregate interlock for improved durability.


  • Pedestrian walkways
  • Driveways
  • Parking areas


  • Reduces quantity and contamination of storm water runoff
  • Reduces, and sometimes eliminates, the cost of storm water management systems
  • Reduces surface temperature and heat island effect
  • Lower life cycle costs
  • Decreases lighting requirements
    • Pervious concrete: albedo surface reflectivity index (0.35+)
    • Asphalt: albedo surface reflectivity index (0.04 – 0.12)
  • Qualifies for LEED credits (SS 6.1)


FlowCrete provides optimized slump control and superior mix performance. ABC Concrete 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. ABC Concrete 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
  • Slabs
  • 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


The Micro-Lite® series of mix designs have a reduced density with superior pumping and placing properties. By using a specific gradation of material and a varying dosage rate of polymeric micro-spheres, we can supply concrete and fill material with a variety of densities and strengths.

Unlike semi-lightweight concrete made with expanded shale, Micro-Lite® is highly placeable and can be pumped by both boom and line pumps.


  • Semi-lightweight toppings
  • Lightweight fill material
  • Multi-story buildings
  • Roof top construction
  • Raised decks


  • Improved pumping and placing properties
  • Consistent results
  • Fire resistant properties
  • Increased design flexibility
  • Available with a compressive strength up to 30 MPa
  • Concrete density range of 1830 – 2200 kg/m3
  • Fill material density as low as 900 kg/m3


ABC Concrete manufactures the complete line of OCTA-BLOC® interlocking concrete blocks, available in a variety of shapes and sizes.

OCTA-BLOC® products create strong, visually attractive retaining walls, barriers, landscapes and containment structures and feature a unique locking system compatible with most other concrete block systems on the market today, making it easy to add on to existing structures.


  • Retaining walls
  • Barriers
  • Landscaping
  • Containment structures


  • Locking system compatibility
  • Available in a variety of shapes and sizes
  • Cost effective





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.

PolarCon® Bronze1 hour*
PolarCon® Silver1 ½ - 2 hours*
PolarCon® Gold2 ½  - 3 hours*

* Requires a minimum strength of 30 MPa and time reduction is based on initial set



  • Slabs
  • Columns and walls
  • Non-reinforced concrete (Does not contain reinforcing steel)


  • Optimized set time reductions
  • Reduces finishing time


ShotCrete has been designed to reduce rebound and sloughing and is preferred for its consistent properties.

ShotCrete is frequently selected due to the quality, speed and convenience of its application. It is suitable where other construction methods are difficult or impossible such as elevated, confined construction and vertical excavation applications. ShotCrete is equally suitable for new construction and for use in the rehabilitation or seismic reinforcing of existing structures.

ShotCrete designs can be suitable for architectural, below water-table and fiber reinforced applications. 

ABC Concrete produces a series of specialty mix designs created for pneumatic (shot) application.


  • Slope stabilization
  • Lining for tunnel walls
  • Structural walls
  • Structural columns
  • Structural beams
  • Curved walls and arches


  • Reduces construction time
  • Reduces forming and placing costs
  • Solution for limited access applications
  • Allows single-sided forming



SolarGuard: Slump Extension

SolarGuard maintains the slump of the concrete for two hours from batching through the use of specialized admixtures and counteracts the typical rapid slump loss experienced during hot or warm weather, providing extra assurance against cold joints and poor surface finish.


  • Large house foundations
  • Slabs poured in hot or warm weather
  • Applications with an extended placing time
  • Concrete where workability is critical throughout the pour


  • Extended working time
  • Reduced or eliminated slump loss



SuperLine: Line Pumpable

SuperLine is a series of mix designs tailored for line pumping and thin topping applications. Using cementitious materials and a blend of 14mm and fine aggregates, the SuperLine series is highly workable concrete.


  • Line pumping
  • Thin toppings (minimum 1.5" thickness)
  • Interior or exterior applications
  • Congested reinforcement


  • Increased pumpability
  • Increased finishability



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.

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.


  • Slabs
  • Columns and walls
  • Repairs


  • Reduces stripping time
  • Earlier serviceability
  • Reduces drying time (flooring application)




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
  • Tanks
  • Slabs


  • Lower cost than most membrane systems
  • Available as conventional concrete, Self-Consolidating Concrete and ShotCrete
  • Reduces construction timeframe



Homeowner Assist

ABC Concrete aims to assist homeowners in all aspects of pouring concrete for new homes and do-it-yourself (DIY) home renovations. Some basic information is included for your reference. 

What kind of concrete do I need?

There are many different types for concrete to choose from.  Larger projects like driveways can be labor intensive, while smaller jobs like setting fence posts of mailboxes are relatively easy.  We offer a wide range of concrete mix designs ranging from driveways to foundations to fence posts.  We also have several specialty products such as HIGH FLOW and CONCREATE®.  See the extended list with details on this products page. 

Common applications and their general compressive strength:  

Driveway 32 MPa
Garage Slab32 MPa
Retaining Wall28MPa
Patio32 MPa
Sidewalk32 MPa
Foundations20, 25, or 28 MPa
Walls20, 25, or 28 MPa


For links to Concrete in Practice technical bulletins, click here.