We stock a range of admixtures (chemical additives that change the properties of the concrete) that can be added depending on the needs of the project. Taking into account factors such as application, location, and climate, we can work with you to select the appropriate admixtures to get the best final result. Some of the admixtures we stock include:
- Water reducer: Reducing the amount of water in a batch of concrete increases strength and durability, while maintaining the correct slump and workability.
- Air Entrainer: To improve freeze/thaw durability, this admixture creates microscopic air bubbles in the concrete.
- Retardant: This delays the setting of the concrete, which can improve workability during placement on hot days or after long transport distances.
- High Early: By accelerating mid-stage hydration, High Early modified concrete significantly increases the early strength gain of the concrete, achieving 7-day strengths that are equal to standard 28-day strengths with no loss in final strength. This can create tremendous cost savings in fast-moving construction projects.
- Superplasticizer: Often added at a job site to increase workability for placement, this admixture will increase the slump and workability of concrete in the plastic state without the addition of water, which means that the final strength and durability of the concrete will not be affected.
- Integral hardener: Increasing the hardness of the entire concrete mass, hardener improves abrasion resistance as well as durability. This is particularly suited to high-traffic floors, decks, and slabs.
- Colourant: Available in a wide variety of hues, colourants can be added to tint the concrete, enhancing architectural designs.
- Integral waterproofer: This admixture acts to reduce the water permeability of the hardened concrete, even in air-entrained mixes.
We sell a large variety of aggregate products, including the following:
- Washed masonry sand
- Blend sand
- Washed 20mm rock
- Washed 10mm rock
- Washed 10mm round rock (pea rock)
- Roadway surface and base course aggregates
These products are available for pick-up or for delivery in larger volumes. Contact us to discuss your aggregate needs.
We have a new 42m concrete boom pump truck available for rent to help with your pour. Concrete pumping is a cost-effective way to handle large placements for slabs, footings, and foundation structures. Call us today to review your project.
We have a broad selection of precast concrete products in our inventory, including lock blocks, traffic barriers, and many more. Precast products are also available made-to-order. Call us today to discuss your needs.
Testing Lab Services
Golden Concrete has a complete and accredited concrete and aggregate testing lab at our plant in Golden. The focus of this lab is on our own internal testing for process and Quality Control, but we are happy to help with your testing needs. Call us today.