FAQS
 
WHAT STRENGTH DO I NEED FOR MY PROJECT?
You will have to determine the strength of the concrete that you need. The minimum strength we deliver is 2000 psi, which is typical for non-load bearing items as patios, walkways, footings and wall grout. A typical driveway could be 2500 psi for passenger cars or 3000 psi for SUV’s, trucks or motor homes. Concrete used in any part of a house should conform to the UBC. Local laws and ordinances should be obeyed.
 
HOW MANY YARDS DO I NEED?
Take your measurements and then use our volume calculator located on our website. Some concrete will remain in the truck and/or pump, so don’t forget to add a little extra to make sure you have enough!
 
HOW DO I DECIDE IF I NEED A PUMP OR NOT?
You have 3 choices for getting the concrete from the ready-mix truck to your project:
1. Place it using the truck’s chutes, which extend about 12′ from the back of the truck (you will need about 14′ clearance and about 12′ width for the truck)
2. Pump it using a pea gravel pump (we can arrange at separate cost)
3. If there is not room for a ready-mix truck to get within 12′ of your project, you will need to pump it or wheelbarrow it. If you decide to wheelbarrow, keep in mind that one yard of concrete weighs about 4,000 pounds and that you will probably incur some standing time.
 
WHAT CAN I DO TO PREVENT CRACKING?
Concrete shrinks during the hydration process and has a tendency to crack, especially pea gravel mixes due to their high water content. This is called shrinkage cracking. The least expensive product for reducing plastic shrinkage cracking is stealth fibers. Millions of tiny fibers are added at the time of batching. These fibers reduce plastic shrinkage cracking and improve durability, among other things. Go to www.fibermesh.com for more information.
 
DO YOU FORM AND FINISH THE CONCRETE?
No, we are a ready-mix supplier. You or your concrete contractor will need to get the job ready. Our truck delivers the concrete and your workers do the rest.
 
HOW MUCH IS A YARD OF CONCRETE?
The pricing of a yard of concrete can vary depending on the region you are in as well as the type of mix that you choose for your project. Call our staff at 718-386-8000 and we would be happy to help you find the best mix with a great price so that you will have the best results for your project.
 
WHAT STRENGTH OF CONCRETE DO I NEED?
It will depend on the requirements for your project. We would be happy to assist you in helping you decide which mix will work best for your project. Obey your local building codes or architect plans. We can help you with general information only.
 
DO YOU HAVE PUMPS /HOW FAR CAN YOU PUMP?
We can coordinate a pump for you upon request. Most pumpers carry a 200 foot pump. If you need beyond 200 feet, you can request more hose and an additional charge will apply beyond the original pump. Please note that you will need to let us know if you plan on pumping beyond 200 feet as we may need to add additional cement, so that it will travel through the longer hose properly.
 
WHAT IS THE MOST /LEAST YOU CARRY IN A TRUCK?
We can usually carry between 1 yard and 10 yards, depending on the mix and area we are delivering to. The more you order, the less the charge.
 
HOW DO I ORDER CONCRETE?
1. Call 718-386-8000
2. Tell us how many cubic yards you would like to order
3. Tell us the date and time you would prefer the concrete be delivered
4. Tell us what mix of concrete you would like
If you have any questions, we would be happy to assist you.
 
WHAT IS CONCRETE MADE FROM?
Concrete is made from cement, rock, sand, water, and can also contain flyash and a variety of admixtures all mixed into proper proportions suitable for your project.
 
WHAT IS CEMENT?
Cement is a mixture of limestone, calcium, and other materials that react to water to make concrete.
 
WHAT SIZE OF ROCK SHOULD I PICK IN MY CONCRETE?
It depends on the specs of your job, the type of pump you are using and other job requirements.
 
WHAT IS 3000 PSI?
It is a strength rating of 3000 pounds per square inch.
 
WHERE DO YOU DELIVER CONCRETE TO?
Transit Mix Corp. is located in Brooklyn, New York. We deliver ready mix concrete to all New York City boroughs and Nassau County. Since concrete is a perishable item, we commonly deliver to locations that are a 30 to 60 minute drive from our plant location.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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