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5 Essential Things you need to Know When Ordering Ready Mix Concrete

5 Essential Things you need to Know When Ordering Ready Mix Concrete

Ready mix concrete is a popular choice for most DIY projects due to its convenience, quality and time-saving benefits. Whether you need a concrete slab for your new carport or want to create a garden edge to spruce up your garden, ready mix concrete is the concrete of choice. 

At Concrete Taxi we batch your concrete up on site, minimising waste and disposal fees. Before placing an order for your next concrete project, there are a few essential things to keep in mind to ensure a smooth delivery process. We will explore the five key things you need to know when ordering ready mix concrete below.


1. Concrete requirements

Before placing your order, it is important to know the requirements of your concrete such as the strength needed. Depending on the type of project, you might require stronger concrete. For example footings and foundations often require a stronger MPa strength than footpaths and garden edges. At Concrete Taxi, we generally provide 20, 25 and 32 MPa strength concrete. 


2. Quantity of concrete 

Besides the strength it is important to know how much concrete you need. Our instant quote calculator can help you calculate the exact amount of concrete you need, whilst providing an estimate of the cost. Because we mix the concrete on site, we are able to batch up a bit more or less if you miscalculate your concrete needs.


3. Choose a reliable supplier

There are several concrete delivery companies to choose from, each with their own method of delivery and batching. We would always recommend looking for a supplier with a proven track record and positive customer reviews. For example, we have over 75 5-star reviews which is a result of our consistent quality, on-time delivery and excellent customer service.  


4. Plan your delivery

It is important to consider the accessibility of your project site, traffic conditions and specific delivery requirements when ordering your concrete. Our uniquely designed trucks are smaller than traditional concrete trucks, making it easier to manoeuvre in small residential areas. Even if our trucks are unable to reach your pour site, we provide two wheelbarrows free of charge. Furthermore we deliver at whatever time works best for you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (even on public holidays!). 


5. Place your order in advance

Depending on your supplier you might have to order your concrete in advance, some companies require at least a week’s notice. At Concrete Taxi we do not need a lot of notice and in some cases can even accommodate same day delivery! Fill out our instant quote calculator to see whether we deliver in your suburb. 


With this information in mind you are able to accurately determine your concrete requirements, plan your delivery logistics and ensure a smooth and successful concrete delivery for your next project. Concrete Taxi offers the most convenient concrete delivery solutions whilst providing you with the high quality concrete you need for your project. Get in touch with our friendly team today to organise your next delivery!


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