If a concrete delivery truck loads up at the plant (where I assume the
quantity in it can be measured by a scale or other means) and delivers
product to more than one location before returning, what system, if any,
is used to measure the amount delivered at each location?
My inquiring mind wants to know.
we buy cement by the cubic yard in buffalo ny.
if you are buying your cement ready mixed off the truck by the cubic
yard, you already know the volume dimensions of your forms for your
or this weight question may be a local question for your county weights
and measures department.
or google local for concrete suppliers near you will tell you how you
get fresh concrete delivered in your climate, plus how much it costs to
delay their trucks past the included pour time.
know your temperature and humidity and weather forcast for this pouring
and which mix.
trucks return to the supplier for each fresh delivered load because
it's hardening by the minute.
"Concrete will probably be delivered to the site by a local ready-mix
company in a truck-mounted mixer unit. When you call for concrete, the
supplier will need to know when you want the concrete delivered, how
much you need, and what type of mix you want. Concrete can only be held
for two to three hours after mixing before it starts to harden."
type of mix example: we used a "six bag mix" in buffalo ny for our new
sidewalks in the 1980's.
your state may inspect your concrete plants since they buy lots of
here's an illinois pdf on concrete plant inspections:
Usually concrete is one customer per load. You might be able to get
them to drop at 2 locations but it is one load. It is basically priced
to be dropped at one place. You may end up paying extra if you dance
the driver around or make him wait.
Standard concrete trucks do not deliver to more than one
customer per trip. You will not have a concrete truck deliver
3 yards to one job, then 3 yards to yours. If you order 3
yards, they will bring you a bit more than three yards, with
no stops along the way, straight from the yard.
There are a couple of companies here that mix on site. These
trucks do make stops along the way, but they have a metering
system on the truck. When it says you have 3 yards, you have
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