About Husker Concrete
Locally owned and operated, Husker Ready-Mixed Concrete understands the needs of building in a booming municipal city. Whether you are contractors building a high rise or a homeowner building a patio for the backyard, Husker Concrete will produce and deliver the concrete that best fits your needs. Our facility, which is strategically located in the heart of Lincoln, allows us to quickly get your concrete wherever and whenever you need it. Our facility is equipped with the most advanced batch systems and computer technology available in the industry.
Husker Ready-Mixed Concrete showcases 14 late model Mack Trucks with a triple axle pusher and ten yard hauling capacity. Our delivery drivers are highly trained with an emphasis on operational excellence and safety. The pride of our ready mix trucks is easily noticed on our roadways since all our trucks are accented with the colors that any Husker fan can admire.
Products & Services
Whether you're a contractor, engineer, architect, or individual homeowner, our concrete is produced to meet your specifications. For customer's who aren't sure what they need, our experienced staff is ready to provide consulting and assistance.
Below is a sample of the additives we can use to meet your project's objectives:
Accelerators, such as calcium chloride, are added to concrete to speed up the curing process. Cure rates can be shortened by two-thirds with accelerators. This allows the concrete to become stronger, quicker. There are also benefits to using accelerated concrete when working in low temperature environments.
Retarders slow down the curing process so that concrete takes longer to set. Bestway’s retarders can be used in high temperatures, where concrete cures quickly. Retarders allow concrete to be hauled farther, and allows more time for texturing.
Coloring agents are a simple and inexpensive way to add a touch of design to your project. Color can be added to any mix, and can also be textured or stamped to create different effects and finishes. Color concrete is not a surface treatment but is added to the mix to achieve a uniform color throughout the concrete.
Concrete containing a water-reducing admixture needs less water to reach required slumps than untreated concrete. This usually results in higher strength without increasing the amount of cement.
Plasticizers reduce water content to make high-slump, highly fluid and flowing concrete. It’s often used for hard to reach areas or when pouring around objects such as rebar.
High Strength Admixture
Add silica fume to concrete and it becomes less permeable and highly compressed. It’s often used for high stress pours such as structural columns.
Shrinkage Reducing Admixtures
If concrete isn’t poured and cured properly, differences in moisture level between the different levels in a concrete slab can lead to cracking. While many variables can lead to cracking, in general, shrinkage reducing admixtures can minimize the effects.
A byproduct of burning coal, fly ash can replace part of the cement in a concrete mixture. It increases concrete strength, pumpability, durability, and workability.
Air-entrainment admixtures introduce microscopic bubbles that help concrete resist cycles of wetting and drying, as well as freezing and thawing.
These admixtures slow corrosion of reinforcing steel in concrete. It’s often used when a structure will be exposed to high concentrations of chloride.
What is ready mixed concrete?
Ready mixed concrete is delivered in trucks that mix the concrete on the way to the job site. It is unhardened and in a flowable state ready to be poured. The trucks you see on streets with revolving drum mixers are carrying ready-mixed concrete.
Are cement and concrete the same thing?
People often confuse the use of the words cement and concrete. Cement is actually the binding agent in concrete. When mixed with water, cement forms a paste, when the paste is mixed with sand and gravel, it becomes concrete. Concrete is what you use to build a driveway, sidewalk, or wall.
How long does it take for concrete to set?
Many variables, such as the kind of mix used and the temperature, make a difference in how long it takes for concrete to set. In general, an initial set is reached between two and four hours after the pour. A final set can be achieved in 24 hours. But it could take more than one month for concrete to reach its ultimate strength.
Why does concrete crack?
There are many things that lead to cracking. Some of them include subgrade settlement, shrinkage during the curing process, contraction due to temperature, and the load the concrete bears. Thankfully, many of these effects can be negated by using joints, the proper mix and admixtures. By studying the use, location, time of year, and other factors, Bestway creates mixes that diminish the effects that lead to cracking.
What are concrete joints?
Joints allow for the expansion and shrinkage of concrete due to temperature and moisture variations. There are three kinds of joints: construction joints, contraction joints, and expansion joints. Consider them engineered cracks.
Asphalt costs less than concrete, so why use concrete for driveways?
The simple answer is that asphalt breaks down more quickly. Concrete driveways can last more than 30 years without much maintenance. With asphalt, you need periodic applications of surface and crack sealer. Even then, asphalt will have a shorter life-span. A concrete driveway is also more appealing when you resell a home.
Will colored concrete lose its brilliance over time?
No. If color is added to the cement and then mixed with the concrete’s other ingredients, the color will blend throughout the mix. Even if a crack appears in the future or the cement is chipped, the color will appear in the newly exposed concrete.
What should I know about having concrete delivered to a jobsite or my residence?
Keep in mind that concrete trucks are very large and heavy when fully loaded. Talk to a Bestway manager about the construction of driveways and approaches to the work site. There are many kinds of equipment that can be used to get concrete into hard to reach areas, such as pumps and conveyer belt-like transport devices.
What is finishing?
After concrete is poured, it is textured to give it a finished look. You can achieve many different finishes depending on the tools used
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