Concrete

Spallina Materials, Inc. Ready Mix Concrete

Spallina Materials, Inc. provides ready-mix concrete solutions for commercial, industrial, agricultural, residential applications; including the do-it-your-selfer (home-owner). Our service area spans Livingston, Genesee, Wyoming, North Steben, North Allegany, West Ontario, and Monroe counties. A locally owned and operated company, Spallina Materials, Inc. actively supports its community and continues to expand market share through its dedication to customer satisfaction, a vertically integrated and top-grade product line, and an unrelenting focus on quality concrete delivered on schedule.
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Why Should I Use Spallina Materials, Inc.?

Our experienced team is waiting for the opportunity to forge, or further, a high-value and long lasting relationship with you! From the front office, all the way through to concrete placed and finished in your forms (and then some), our respectful and well versed associates are prepared offer technical assistance and provide solutions specific to your project.

Spallina Materials, Inc. defines its success by every team member's ability of to deliver positive results and supersede client expectations. Key to that success, our Proud, Positive, Safe and Professional Ready Mix Drivers provide front-line expertise and stand among the best in the country. 
Our driver team is 'ready, willing and able' to participate in your successful project. We maintain a variety of standard concrete mix-designs that can be batched to individual customer requirements, or can create mix-designs to fulfill individual project specifications for any application. All our concrete designs are championed by our internal quality control program and 'state of the art' and NYSDOT qualified batching operations.

In addition our conventional ready mix truck fleet, Spallina Materials, Inc. also operates ready mix trucks equipped with concrete conveyors for your placement convenience.

How to Order Concrete - Dispatch (585) 658-2248

Ordering ready mix concrete might seem intimidating, but it doesn't have to be, a few minutes of simple preparation can help us provide you with a positive experience. That in mind, we'd like to offer the following tips when ordering ready mix concrete:
  • Project Information - have the project information handy including Address, directions, cross streets and-or building or property descriptions
  • Contact names and phone numbers
  • Total cubic yards needed.
  • What will the concrete be used for (slab on grade, wall, footers, interior, exterior, etc)
Order placed room
  • Required 28 day compressive strength.
  • Requiredconcrete additives (set accelerators, high-range water reducer, fibers, color, etc)
  • Type of truck and load interval (time between trucks)
  • Calculate the concrete volume - concrete is used and sold on a cubic yard basis
  • In order to avoid delays and unnecessary expense, you'll need to add between 5% and 10%, rounded up to the nearest � yard, more concrete to your "Yardage Needed" in order to offset spillage, waste, over-excavation, formwork variations and other unforeseen conditions
  • While length, width and depth dimension can be used to estimate concrete yardage, it is critical that final calculations are based on actual formwork geometries
  • ((Length (ft.) x Width (ft.) x Depth (ft.) / 27 cubic feet) + Extra (%) = Yards Needed
  • a.) 30ft. Long x 15ft. Wide x .333ft. / 27cf. = 5.5 Cubic Yards b.) 5.5 Cubic Yards + 7% Extra = 5.9 Cubic Yards c.) 5.9 Cubic Yards rounded up to the nearest � cubic yard = 6.0 Total Yards Needed
  • Confirm "will-call" orders by 4:00 PM the day prior to the requested delivery, at a bare minimum, in order ensure truck availability

Key Concrete Facts & Guidelines

Project Preparation:

  • Excavation - be sure to remove all organic that will decay like grass, leaves, tree roots, wood.
  •  Granular Sub-grade - (sand or crushed stone) must be properly and evenly compacted in order to provide drainage, prevent settlement that may compromise structural performance and maintain dimensional tolerances.
  • Isolation - Prior to concrete delivery, install full-depth & pre-formed joint material wherever concrete flatwork comes into contact to buildings, walls, columns, existing slabs, pipes & conduits, steps, etc. This prevents the new concrete from bonding to these structures and helps protect against failures. 
Key concrete facts and guidelines
  • Vapor Barriers - if plastic is used directly under the slab control moisture and vapors (when bonded floor systems are to be installed, or to help in control humidity and radon) it should be understood that all mix bleed water must exit upwards through the top of the; adequate process considerations must be made for proper finishing operations.

Concrete Properties:

  • Strength - high quality concrete designs should be used. Water reducers, set retarder in hot weather, set accelerators in cold weather and other additives (i.e. fibers, colors, sealers, etc.) for your specific application and conditions should be discussed between your contractor and an Spallina Materials, Inc. sales associate.
  • Water Content vs. Slump - controlling the water-cement ratio of concrete is always more important than slump. Water reducers and cement contents should be utilized to maintain designed water-cement ratios. Slumps in excess of 4 inches are frequently desired by concrete tradesmen and finishers once the concrete truck arrives onsite; higher slumps obtained by the addition of water at the jobsite can reduce strength and durability and should not be allowed unless absolutely necessary. For exterior concretes, a water-cement ratio of 0.45 or less is strongly recommended.
  • Entrained Air - entrained air contents for concrete exposed to ambient weather conditions should be between 5% to 8%. Structures not exposed to ambient weather conditions can be constructed with air entrained or non-air entrained concrete at the contractor's discretion.

Curing:

  • Curing is one of the most important steps in quality concrete construction and one of the most neglected. Proper curing is absolutely essential for surface and strength performance. Fresh concrete must be kept warm and moist until the mixing water combines chemically with the cement (hydration). Without proper curing, the strength of concrete (where it is needed the most) can be drastically reduced. A 3,500 psi mix can easily become a 1,500 psi mix at the concrete surface without curing.
  • Commence curing operations after finishing and edging as soon as it can be done without eroding the surface.
Cold weather curing
  • Cold Weather Curing - It is absolutely critical that fresh concrete be kept from freezing after placement. Generally, protection of up to one week is essential. To assist in curing and protection from freezing, it is beneficial to cover slabs with insulated and-or heated blankets.

Additional Facts:

  • Deicers - Deicers containing salt and-or calcium chloride should generally be safe for use on high quality concrete pavements after the first winter. Never use any deicer that contains either ammonium sulphate or ammonium nitrate.
  • Sealers - Sealers can help prevent damage from freeze-thaw cycles and salting. They prevent water from penetrating into the surface pores. Some sealers may cause some darkening of the concrete. Newly cured concrete should have its period of air drying before being sealed.
  • Fertilizers - Lawn fertilizers will chemically attack concrete; care should be taken to avoid their contact with concrete. Pelletized fertilizers should be swept from concrete slabs before dissolving. Never use fertilizer for deicing purposes.
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