What kind of concrete do I need?
Premixed concrete comes in 5 standard strength grades. The 20mpa is the minimum strength grade that must be used and suffices for most domestic works like floor slabs, sheds, and paths. If you are building driveways, patios, and paths that attract heavy traffic, 25mpa grade is preferred. 32mpa is the highest grade used in domestic projects, usually for places that require high strength like car parking and suspended slabs. The highest two grades, 40mpa and 50mpa, are used specifically for high buildings.
If you are still confused about the grade strength you need, our team of experts is always available to help you out in identifying your needs.
This is my first time buying concrete, could you explain the process?
The first step is to place the order with Reocrete. We then forward the same to our concrete supplier. Once that order is finished, we will contact you again and confirm the order. Upon your confirmation, you would need to provide your email address and credit card details to make the advance payment. Once the payment is made, we will mail you the invoice and your order would be complete.
Is there a notice period before ordering concrete?
We usually encourage a notice period of 1-2 days, but in case of emergencies, we might be able to arrange the order on the same day.
Do you supply on Sundays?
Sundays are closed for us. We operate from Monday to Friday between 6 am – 4 pm and on Saturday between 6 am – 12 pm. It is possible for us to deliver outside these timings, but would incur extra charges.
Why Reocrete instead of any other supplier?
There are many reasons why Reocrete excels over the competition. We have the largest coverage area among our peers and can deliver anytime within that area. We are only a phone call away and our phone operators are experts, not call center employees. Our concrete price is unmatched, we value your time and our personal service is there to make things easier for you.
How much time is there to unload the truck once it reaches onsite?
The unloading time of the truck is 30 minutes. Any waiting time post this would be charged at the rate of $2.80 per minute, in addition to GST. However, you will be notified of the charges before the amount is deducted from your credit card.
What’s the best way to place concrete?
There are generally three ways to place concrete from the truck. The best way is perhaps by using chute from the back of the concrete truck. However, chutes are not always able to access the site where concrete is to be placed.
The second and most common way is by using wheelbarrows. However, the method consumes a lot of time and you stand at the risk of incurring additional waiting charges.
The third way is to use concrete pumps. They are the most efficient and fastest way to transport concrete without any wastage. The only drawback is that concrete pumps cost a lot more than other methods.
Can I return excess concrete?
Yes, any excess can be returned to us. However, depending on the excess we will incur dumping fees. To eliminate any cost you are advised to dump any remaining concrete onsite. The price will vary depending on the supplier and the quantity returned.
What’s the required wetness of concrete?
The workability of the concrete is decided through its slump, which results through the wetness. Concrete with 100mm slump is easy to work with while a slump of 40mm makes the concrete stiff and difficult to use. In general, an 80mm slump is considered good for domestic projects. This can be increased to 120mm while filling in the cavities for better flow. However, increasing wetness of concrete onsite can compromise its strength.
What is the aggregate size I need?
While 20mm is the most common type used, you also have the choice of 10mm and 7mm stone. The smaller the stone the more expensive it will be. Generally 10mm and 7mm stone is used for when you pump the concrete or are doing special mixes like blockfill or reduced line.