Products & Services – Concrete in West Lothian
Our fully-automated volumetric concrete mixers carry separate materials (sand, stone, water and cement powder) and mix the exact quantity required on site. This is a quick and clean method of supplying concrete and the batching plant has the capability to mix up to 1m³ of concrete per minute.
We firmly believe that our customers should only pay for the concrete they use. The unique ability to pour the exact amount of freshly mixed concrete on site makes volumetric concrete the only way to get your concrete delivered.
Common Concrete Mixes
C8 This mix is used for stabilising underground pipe work or as a dry backing when installing roadside kerbing, erecting posts or for general use where no real strength is required.
C10 / C15 Both of these mixes can be used as foundation or footing mixes for non-load bearing walls, garden walls up to 900mm high and footing mixes for some house construction.
C20 This level of mix may be required as slab foundation for houses or bungalows. It is also used when replacing or making good existing floors. It is also used in farming as a general yard mix as it is strong enough to support light machinery and livestock usage.
C25 This mix is used for footings in house construction where the ground is soft or unstable. It can also be used as slab foundation for the floors of houses and bungalows, also as a base for hard-standings and pathways.
C30 / C35 These are structural concrete mixes for roadways, access to farms or anywhere large, heavy vehicles require access on a regular basis. Durable mixes to withstand heavy wear and strong enough to withstand the ever-changing climate, continuous heavy rain, frost, snow and prolonged dry periods.
C40 / C45 Used widely in farming for the construction of slurry and silage pits. In this environment it is required to have the strength to contain tonnes of waste product and a strong mix (ie cement content) to withstand the acids and chemicals produced by the content which often stays in the pits for long periods of time.
C5 / C10 Foam concrete is cement bonded material manufactured by blending a very fluid cement paste (slurry) and then injecting stable, pre-formed foam into the slurry. The volume of slurry to foam dictates the density of the foam concrete. Together with a pre-determined volume of entrained air, this slurry becomes fresh foam concrete, which has the appearance of a light grey foam.