Ready-Mix is a Durable, Safe Solution for Agricultural Applications
December 12, 2023

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Ready-Mix is a Durable, Safe Solution for Agricultural Applications

Agricultural structures face demanding work environments. They must be able to withstand high loads, heavy traffic, and all kinds of weather, and they must promote cleanliness in order to limit the spread of disease.

Durable, environmentally friendly, and easy to clean, ready-mix concrete is an ideal solution for farm structures. It can be adapted for a wide range of applications by using admixtures to enhance the inherent strength of concrete.

Here are a few of the many benefits ready-mix concrete offers for agricultural applications.

  • Control Runoff: Ready-mix concrete is a reliable solution for pads for barns, feedlots, manure pits, hog and cattle confinement, poultry housing, and more. Using concrete for these structures helps control runoff pollution and prevent erosion.
  • Resist the Elements: Agricultural concrete applications must be able to withstand the most challenging work environments. With the right mix and proper installation, ready-mix can resist natural and manmade elements, including livestock damage, rodent infestations, machinery, and inclement weather.
  • Control Disease: When finished with a smooth, polished surface, ready-mix is easy to clean thoroughly and effectively. This helps prevent the spread of disease.
  • Improve Air Quality: Indoor air quality promotes the health of farmers and livestock. Many building materials have been found to emit volatile organic compounds (VOC), which can negatively impact indoor air quality. Since concrete emits minimal VOCs, using concrete for barns and milk parlors can improve indoor air quality.
  • Reduce Virgin Material Usage: Ready-mix structures are built to last. However, when structures reach the end of their service life or stop meeting the needs of the farm, concrete can be repurposed as fill, subbase, and road base materials.

To use County Ready Mix Corporation’s Ready-Mix for your next project, contact our Central Region Ready-Mix Dispatch Team at (715) 845-2100.

The Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association offers valuable technical resources for designers and contractors who provide ready-mix solutions for customers. For more information, refer to the publication titled “Agricultural Features and Benefits” on WRMCA’s website.