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Posted by Keith on 9 November 2021

Can you lay concrete in the winter?

With the cold weather setting in, you may be wondering “Can you lay concrete in the winter?” Whilst it’s true that low temperatures can cause concrete to lose strength and durability, there are ways you can minimise any damage. Read on to find out more. The risks of laying concrete in cold weather Laying concrete in the winter isn’t ideal since the cold weather can impact its quality and condition....

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Posted by Keith on 11 October 2021

How much concrete do I need for footings? [Infographic]

Are you wondering ‘How much concrete do I need for footings’? If so, this guide is for you. In this article, we’ll discuss how much concrete you’ll need for your footings and why footings are so important in construction projects. At Doncaster Quickmix, we are one of the leading concrete suppliers in Doncaster and Rotherham, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need to source concrete for footings....

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Posted by Keith on 18 July 2021

How to pour concrete in hot weather

With summer now on us, your thoughts might be turning to how to pour concrete in hot weather. After all, if temperatures are too high, the quality of the concrete can be compromised. At Doncaster Quickmix, we can provide expert advice on pouring concrete in hot weather, helping to ensure that your construction project goes as planned.  The problem with pouring concrete in hot weather When pouring concrete in hot...

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Posted by Keith on 11 May 2021

What are concrete worktops?

Concrete worktops are in high demand right now, with many homeowners are drawn to their rustic, industrial style. There’s no doubt they’re making their way into homes across the UK but are you really sure what they are? In this article, we’ll answer the question ‘What are concrete worktops?” and provide you with the pros and cons of this popular kitchen feature. As one of the leading concrete suppliers in...

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Posted by Keith on 18 March 2021

How to pour concrete in cold weather

The British weather is famously unpredictable. This means that you can’t always be sure that the sun will be shining when you decide to pour concrete. Cold temperatures can have a big impact on freshly laid concrete, causing it to become damaged and useless. Read on to find out how to pour concrete in cold weather.  What are the risks of pouring concrete in cold weather?  Pouring concrete in cold...

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Posted by Keith on 18 February 2021

Does concrete strengthen by drying out?

Concrete is one of the strongest materials in the world and is used to create a wide range of robust and long-lasting structures. Ideal for various types of construction, including houses, pavements, skyscrapers, bridges and dams, the strength of concrete rarely fails to hold up. If you’re about to embark on a domestic or commercial building project using this popular material, you may be wondering does concrete strengthen by drying...

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Posted by Keith on 13 November 2019

How to Protect Your Concrete Driveway Through All Seasons

A concrete driveway requires very little maintenance over its lifetime. It’s compressive strength, durability and imperviousness to harsh weather conditions make it one of the most reliable and long-lasting surfaces of any in the world. Despite these advantages, there are extra steps you can take to keep your driveway in pristine condition all year round. Take a look at the following tips. Resealing A sealer should be applied to your...

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