Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Tips for Placing Cold Weather Concrete

Mixer truck discharging in pump truck on a cold day.

Baby, its cold outside! Just like hot weather, cold weather effects the setting characteristics and strength of concrete, too. Once average daily temperatures fall below 40 degrees more than three days in a row, contractors and suppliers should start taking the necessary precautions to prevent a placement from being affected. There are ACI guidelines specifying…

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Burning Up: How to Handle Placing Concrete in Hot Weather

Large slab pour at Palmetto Christian Academy

As summer begins, daily temperatures are on the rise, which can cause difficulties when placing and finishing concrete at job sites. Temperatures above 80 degrees mean a faster setting time, the potential for more crazing and plastic shrinkage cracking, slump loss, increased water demand and strength loss for the final product. However, there are simple…

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Choosing a Commercial Concrete Producer in Columbia, SC

The success of any commercial construction project relies on having a good ready mixed supplier to supply concrete. Whether you need concrete for walls, parking lots, floors or drains, you want to make sure you turn to a concrete supplier you can trust. It can be tricky choosing the right concrete supplier while trying to…

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Using Tilt-Up Concrete in Your Commercial Construction Project

Concrete is a trustworthy material that has been used in construction for literally thousands of years. The quality of concrete is evidenced by the fact that many of these ancient structures still stand even to this day. This ancient construction material has seen plenty of innovations throughout history, from the inclusion of Portland cement to…

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How Concrete Is Transported to the Job Site

Knight's concrete truck at factory

When you’re dealing with a material like concrete, it takes some substantial power to get it where it needs to go. Concrete is a very heavy material, and there is usually quite a bit of it used at any given work site. At Knight’s, this task isn’t taken lightly. We understand how vital it is…

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Pouring Concrete in Different Seasons

Pouring concrete

Pouring concrete for your worksite takes a significant amount of care and attention to detail. You need to make sure you have your shapes and joints planned out and your workers are prepared to make sure the concrete sets exactly how you want it to. During certain seasonal extremes, you will need to take extra…

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What Makes Ready-Mix Concrete Ready to Mix?

Ready mix concrete being poured

At Knight’s, we are your local experts in concrete services to help you complete your commercial or residential construction project. We offer different types of concrete for different needs to help you get the product that is just right for your project. Knight’s Redi-Mix is our division of ready-mix concrete that we can deliver right…

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The Basics of Concrete: Forms, Prices, and Uses

Precast concrete one of the basic uses

Some may think that concrete is a straightforward product with little room for variation in quality or application. However, if you want a job done in a way that will result in sound structures that stand the test of time, you will want to use the proper type of concrete. Knowing what kind and how…

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