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Five Uses For Ready Mix Concrete

Ready mix concrete is an incredibly versatile material, suitable for use in a variety of construction projects. With the durability of regular concrete combined with the efficiency of offsite mixing, ready mix concrete is only increasing in popularity. We have already outlined some of the benefits of ready mix concrete, but here are just a few of the wide-ranging ways ready mix concrete can be used.

Concrete Floors

As potentially one of the most common uses of concrete in general, ready mix concrete can make easy work of concrete floors. As well as its durability and sustainability, the versatility of ready mix concrete means it can be mixed to the exact specifications of a certain project, creating different looks and finishes. All of our ready mix concrete is mixed by the expert teams at our concrete mixing plants in North London and Essex, ensuring our customers receive a first-class standard product, whatever their requirements.

Ready mix concrete is ideal for use in large quantities such as for concrete flooring as there is little waste product, and our concrete pumping services make it easier than ever to transfer your concrete, making it even more cost and time-efficient.

Concrete Foundations

Foundations are arguably the most important part of any building, and the materials used for them are therefore incredibly important. To ensure a strong and sturdy base, a strong and sturdy material is vital. The durability of ready mix concrete, therefore, makes it ideal for use as both shallow and deep foundations, with the delivery capabilities here at Mix It allowing us to supply concrete for almost any size project.


Ready mix concrete is perfect for use in areas that experience high levels of traffic (literally). It’s long-lasting properties and robustness make it an incredibly useful material for driveways that could otherwise wear easily due to vehicle and foot traffic. This ensures the safety of motorists and pedestrians as well as keeping homes and businesses looking as good as new for years to come.

Additionally, by being both time- and cost-effective during installation, and long-lasting when properly maintained, disruptive construction work can be kept to a minimum.

Floor Screeds

Screed is a specially formulated type of concrete, made with much finer aggregates than standard concrete mixes. This means it is not as strong and is therefore used to create a smooth, sleek finish above concrete floors and underfloor heating, rather than for load-bearing purposes. Using ready mix screeds can help to make a concrete surface look more expensive, while actually keeping both material and labour costs down.

At Mix It, the expert teams at our four concrete mixing plants can make ready mix concrete to the exact specifications needed for your intended use. To find out more about our services, call us today on 0207 538 2266 or email us at [email protected]

Building site funnel for concrete movement across site


Here we highlight the journey of Ready Mix concrete from the batching plant to the actual usage area of the construction project, and in this process we will answer various FAQ's about Ready Mix Concrete.


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