Concrete is a construction material composed of cement (commonly known as Portland cement) as well as other cementitious materials such as slag cement or fly ash, aggregates – rocks (generally a coarse aggregate such as gravel, limestone, or granite, plus a fine aggregate such as sand), water, and chemical admixtures. Dry cement is so fine that 1 pound of cement contains 150 billion grains. Concrete, the final product from concrete, is used more than any other man-made material in the world.
George L. Throop Co. is a specialty ready-mix concrete producer specializing in Rapid Set® Cement and also specialty cements and grouts. We can produce from 1 to 60 cubic yards per hour, per truck. Our volumetric mobile concrete portable batch plants range in size from small truck mounted units that can handle 5 yards to large 18-wheel trailer-haul mobile batch plants that can have as much through-put as there are materials on hand.
There are many different and varied types and kinds of cement mix designs that can be created with all cement types from Type I to Type V, including white cement, Rapid Set Cement and Rapid Set Latex Modified Cement. Different colors of aggregates or rocks can be used to change the texture and color of the cement. In addition, chemical colors and various chemicals can be added to effect the appearance. For example, the Throop company are experts at working with producing white concrete. The Throop Company will be happy to help with your particular cement mix design.
The George Throop Company has worked extensively with the following:
Our specialty concretes can be used with our mobile or portable batch plant in a variety of different applications: