Admixtures & Aggregates
Ready Mix Concrete
We provide consistent, high-quality concrete featuring the latest technologies leveraging green renewable materials to maximize durability, strength, weather resistance, performance, and design. Our specialized concrete mixes are engineered to meet the needs and requirements of both commercial and residential projects.
Not All Concrete Is Created Equal
“Ah, one load of concrete is equal to the next.” Not true! Many things affect the durability, strength and appearance of concrete from when it is manufactured at our plant all the way down to the finishing process. To ensure a high quality and consistent product, Silver Strike utilizes premium, environmentally friendly materials in all its concrete to maximize strength and assist its customers in the finishing process.
Silver Strike’s bread and butter has always been its ability to provide high quality concrete for any application. From complex industrial applications to decorative patios and pool decks, Silver Strike has the right concrete mix for you. And if we don’t, we will engineer one for your needs.
As part of our environmentally conscious operating model, we offer recycled aggregates to be utilized for various applications. All aggregates are developed from recycled come-back concrete to minimize the impact on the environment.
Air Entraining Chemicals
Air-Entraining agents are liquid chemicals added during mixing to produce microscopic air bubbles in concrete.
Fiber Strength Enhancement
Fibers work by adding bonding properties within the concrete mix thus holding cracks (not seen on the surface) tight. Fibers are especially effective against “plastic shrinkage cracking” that occurs as water works its way out of the concrete during the cure process. Additionally, fibers can also help prevent cracking caused through settlement through the same bonding properties. Certain fibers can be replacements for rebarbut check witth us before eliminating all steel in your project.
Concrete sets more slowly when it’s cold, especially when it’s below 50 degrees. Accelerating chemicals reduce the initial set time of concrete and are recommended in cold weather. They will greatly reduce the time required for finishing activities. With the proper use of accelerators, concrete can be put into service within hours of placement if needed.
We can recommend a dosage rate based on your project needs and set time requirements.
Retarding chemicals delay initial set times of concrete and are primarily used during hot weather or when travel times from the plant to the project location exceeds 45 minutes one way. In addition, we recommend utilizing retarders when placing lightweight concrete, shotcrete, pervious, and anything with low water to cement ratio.
We offers retarding admixtures in varying doses based on your project needs. We’ll work with you to ensure maximum strength and workability.
You typically make concrete more workable by adding water, but the higher the water to cement ratio the lower the strength of the concrete and the higher risk for cracking. Water reducers improve the workability of the concrete mix without sacrificing strength. It also helps with pumping of concrete.
We offers the full range of water reducers, from low range, mid-range and high to meet your needs whether it be early strength requirements, slump retention or general workability.
Viscosity Modifying Admixture (VMA)
This product helps to make a plastic concrete mix more cohesive helping in pumping and placement activities.
Shrinkage Reducing Admixture (SRA)
This product when used at varying doses can help to reduce concrete shrinkage during the curing process. This will result in a more durable concrete and help to aid in crack reduction.
Water Proofing Admixture
Xypex or Moxie are commonly used products for water proofing applications. We carry both products and would be happy to discuss its application and recommended dosage rates.
Aggegate Stone Additives
Brown Pea Gravel
Salt & Pepper Pea Gravel
Pea Gravel & 1″ Rock
Don’t Forget the Extras
For the convenience of our customers, Silver Strike provides ancillary building products such as felt expansion, bolts, and surface treatments just to name a few. Contact our sales or service staff for more information.