Helpful Resources

Use the links below to answer your project questions, get new ideas and assist you with project planning:

Frequently Asked Questions


We recommend a 4500-PSI strength for all exterior concrete.
The wet concrete will have a loss of volume as the concrete “sets” and continues to harden. This loss of volume occurs as shrinkage. That sets up tensile stresses causing cracks in concrete. Concrete cracking can be controlled but almost never eliminated.
Concrete needs to be jointed to account for the shrinkage that will occur. Joint placement is determined by the thickness of the concrete.
A properly cured 4500-PSI mix should generate enough strength to drive on in seven days.
No. Wire mesh reinforcing does nothing to make the concrete stronger. The wire mesh reinforcing will keep cracks from opening up once a crack has occurred.
Intermixing millions of synthetic fibers into a cubic yard of concrete is meant to reduce or absorb micro-cracking that takes place when concrete begins to “set.” If micro-cracking is reduced or eliminated in the first few hours after placement, cracking may never take place.
Curing is one of the most important steps in quality concrete construction and one of the most neglected. Effective curing is absolutely essential for surface durability. Fresh concrete must be kept warm and moist until the mixing water combines chemically with the cement (hydration). Without curing, the strength of the concrete is reduced by half. A 4500-PSI mix becomes a 2250-PSI mix at the surface with no curing.
It is important to cure concrete to retain as much moisture as possible in the concrete for the first three to seven days of its life. Curing also helps to maintain concrete temperatures between 50 and 90 degrees, which is helpful in the concrete gaining maximum strength. Curing is usually done by applying a coat of liquid curing compound to the concrete as soon as it is hard enough to walk on without making marks on the surface.
The possibilities are almost as limitless as your imagination! From an intermixing of multiple colors to matching the siding on your house, there’s sure to be a color you’ll like! Call or contact us for pricing.

Resources


Safety Data Sheets & Tech Data

Click on the button below to see a brief description of our most popular concrete admixtures and structural fibers.  For more detailed information regarding these and additional admixture products; please refer to the tech data sheet and safety data sheet sections.

Admixture & Fiber Descriptions (Word)

Quality Control


At Kuert Concrete, quality is everything. We have worked hard to establish and maintain consistent, high-quality concrete so that our customers can be assured they are working with a product that will meet their standards and last for years to come.

Our stringent quality control processes include:

  • A full-time quality control staff, including a Certified Concrete Technologist
  • ACI-certified sales staff that includes Level 1 Concrete Technicians
  • NRMCA-certified plants
  • Automated batching systems at each plant to assure consistency
  • State-of-the-art, in-house lab that continuously tests batches to ensure an optimal mix


In addition, our equipment is calibrated several times each year, and our staff perform daily tests of both concrete and materials. These tests are conducted both on the job site and in our lab, to assure that our high standards are maintained.

Driveway Protection Literature

Additional Resources


Concrete Parking

Information on the economic and environmental qualities of concrete.

Visit Concreteparking.org

Pervious Concrete

Management of storm water runoff on a regional and local basis.

Visit Perviouspavement.org

Flowable Fill

“Liquid soil” is placed as a flowable liquid, yet hardens and rapidly develops excellent load-bearing properties with no compaction needed.

Visit Flowablefill.org

Self-Consolidating Concrete

A highly flowable, non-segregating concrete that can spread into place, fill formwork and encapsulate even the most congested reinforcement, all without any mechanical vibration.

Visit Selfconsolidatingconcrete.org

Concrete in Practice Tech Topic Sheets

Find out how, why and what happens with concrete.

Visit nrmca.org

Insulating Concrete Forms & Tilt-up Concrete

The latest information on this highly efficient and practical method of construction.

Visit Concretebuildings.org

Of course you could contact Kuert® to learn more about any of these products as well.