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Ready-mix concrete is used in construction projects where the construction company is not able to mix concrete on site. It is delivered to the site finished in the specific quantity required and to the specific mix design requested.

As you can probably guess from that description, there are many advantages to using ready-mix concrete. It’s not only time-efficient and cost-effective, but it’s also tightly quality controlled and versatile. What you may not have known about ready-mix, however, is the fact that it’s also one of the more eco-friendly concrete products.

How is it eco-friendly? Let’s take a look at a few of the reasons below….

Tailored Quality Control

As ready-mix concrete is made to order, strict regulations are taken within the mixing plant to ensure that the product meets each individual customer’s exact requirements. Unlike mixing by hand, ready-mix concrete is manufactured using a computerised system that ensures mixing ratios are met to an exact standard. As a result, the ready-mix process produces far less waste as it is made to exact standards, which brings us to our next point…

Less Waste

In this case, we’re not just talking about less concrete waste, but also less wastage of resources and energy. In particular, mixing by hand causes significant water wastage whereas ready-mixed concrete uses a reduced amount of water during manufacture and casting at the construction site. Ready-mix concrete also produces less wastage of general aggregates that can be hazardous to ecosystems when released into the environment.

Resources and energy are streamlined when it comes to producing ready-mix concrete, meaning construction companies only have to use what they actually need. The use of more efficient mixing methods to create ready-mix concrete, therefore, has a huge impact on lowering this concrete product’s overall environmental impact.

Less Dust Pollution

Ready-mix concrete uses bulk cement rather than bagged cement and this prevents the amount of dust emitted into the atmosphere during manufacturing. On the contrary, mixing concrete by hand produces large dust clouds that pollute the air and the surrounding environment.

Al Manaratain Ready-Mix Concrete

As a ready-mix concrete supplier, Al Manaratain has strict regulations in place to ensure that our manufacturing processes are as efficient as possible. That’s why all our processes are properly monitored and controlled to comply with international standards and ministry specifications for quality and control. In fact, we have a whole department dedicated to ensuring standards are upheld. Our internal quality control department implements and upholds strict quality assurance and quality control systems.

Our ready-mix division has two fully computerised concrete batching plants that we use to deliver our customers exact requirements. We have enough transit mixers and concrete pumps of varying lengths to suit different demands, including polypropylene fibre, FPA, Waterproof and Lean mixes. For more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable team today.