How to Make Concrete Last

In Missouri, the weather has been unpredictable this past summer, and we’re sure winter will follow suit. Every month this year was the hottest on record. Last summer was set to be the wettest in 121 years, and this year the lack of rain is taking its toll on farming.

With the growing demand for concrete construction, many are wondering if the material can withstand such a diverse range of temperatures and weather. The answer: it depends on your concrete recipe.

If you’re considering concrete as your main production, there are steps you can take to ensure your product is up to the public’s standards.

By nature, concrete is more fire resistant than other materials and contributes to energy savings during the volatile seasons – hot one day and cold the next. Precast concrete is especially durable at handling not only less than ideal weather but harsh chemicals as well.

However, when concrete cracks, erosion of the product begins. Once cracking starts, the product will break down faster, losing its marketable qualities. While it is impossible to prevent cracks, high quality concrete will withstand cracking longer than poorly mixed batches.

Yielding high-quality concrete is no easy task, but using equipment that allows precise control, automation and the saving of batch recipes is the first step in guaranteeing your product is consistent.

Depending on your concrete needs, Standley Batch can build a custom system for your plant with durability and lasting product in mind. Remember that concrete’s life truly depends on its thickness and mix quality. With Standley Batch, you’ll know you have the equipment to find the best mix for you.

Take a look at our website to learn about the variety of applications for which our customization techniques can be utilized. Then email or call Standley Batch Systems to learn how we can help you generate your best concrete formula. Contact us at or call (800) 425-8084.

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