The following brief overview on the concrete construction industry is provided to you to give a basic understanding of what concrete construction is.
Concrete is made of cement, sand and gravel or other coarse aggregate. Cement is a binding agent and the ingredient in cement that holds the concrete together.
The first step in preparing for concrete construction work starts with mixing the concrete. Adding the right amount of water to the mix and curing the concrete properly are two basic concerns. V. Rivera Concrete, with its years of experience, mixes the perfect concrete mixture ensuring the proper smoothness and strength of the hardened concrete.
As important as the proper mixture of wet concrete is the proper curing time. As the mix dries, it hardens. However, the drying, or ‘curing,’ should be gradual, otherwise the concrete may crack. There are several ways to slow down the curing of the concrete. The slower the evaporation of the water in the concrete is, the stronger the concrete becomes. Sometimes, plastic is used, with water sprayed on the surface after the first few hours, is utilized as it slows down the curing. V. Rivera Concrete ensures that the concrete is properly cured every time.
Any surfaces that the concrete needs to bond to should be moistened just before the concrete is poured. For example, a joint can easily separate if this is not done and and will result in cracking or a defective product.
(These instructions are only for a basic overview and not meant to be followed as some steps may be omitted.)
Victor Rivera (Owner)
V. Rivera Concrete
Phone: (209) 988-0429