Products

OFFERING A VARIETY OF READY-MIX CONCRETE PRODUCTS

At Terrebonne Concrete, we offer our customers with the industry’s leading ready-mix concrete products. We know that every construction project is unique and may require a different type of concrete.

 

We also know that not all products are created equal and not all concrete solutions are meant for every job.

Our product selection includes:

  • Performance Concrete
  • Colored Concrete
  • Exposed Aggregate
  • Specialty Aggregate Blends
  • Abrasion Resistance
  • Accelerated Set
  • Corrosion Inhibited
  • Fiber-Reinforced
  • Flowable Fill/ CLSM
  • Heavyweight
  • Lightweight
  • Mass Concrete
  • Pervious Concrete (when it rains it drains)
  • Self-Consolidating (SCC)
  • Shotcrete Mixtures (pool mix)
  • Underwater Concrete
  • Sustainable Concrete (LEED) Green Concrete

WHAT IS CONCRETE?

Contrary to popular belief, concrete and cement are not the same thing. Cement is actually just a component of concrete. Concrete is a construction material composed of cement (commonly Portland cement) and other cementitious materials such as Fly Ash and Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag Cement, aggregate (generally a coarse aggregate made of gravels or crushed rocks such as limestone or granite, plus a fine aggregate such as sand), water and chemical admixtures.

 

The word ‘concrete’ is derived from several sources. Its base origin comes from the Latin word, “concretus”, meaning compact or condensed. The second origin stems from the word,’concresco’, which has a two part meaning. “Com” means “to come together” and “cresco” means “to grow.”

DESIRED PROPERTIES OF CONCRETE

WORKABILITY

Quality concrete should be able to be placed and consolidated in various applications.

DURABILITY

Qualities of hardness should always be met with every product. This includes things like resistance to freezing, thawing, water tightness, strength and wear resistance. You should know what you are trying to achieve with concrete and we will ensure that the product meets those expectations.

QUALITY

Quality depends on the material consistency and the water to cement ratio in a product. With this in mind, we believe that water should be minimized as much as possible without sacrificing durability or workability.

  • Use lowest water to cement ratio as applicable
  • The use of Fly Ash and Slag Cement to replace Portland Cement (Enhances concrete's value, therefore reducing customer cost.)
  • The use of Chemical Admixtures
  • Use the optimum ratio of fine to coarse aggregates

WE USE LIMESTONE AGGREGATE VS. RIVER GRAVEL FOR SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE

Terrebonne Concrete is the only ready-mix supplier in Terrebonne & Lafourche parishes that uses limestone aggregate vs river gravel.

There are many advantages to using crushed limestone over river gravel. First off, crushed limestone has a 5-12% strength advantage in a given amount of cement in the mix. This advantage comes from the fact that cement bonds tighter to limestone than to a slick/smooth gravel, and the strength is derived from the crushed aggregate’s sharp angular faces.​

Limestone

Gravel

Strength Advantage

Strength Advantage

Strength Advantage

Better Saw Cuts

Better Saw Cuts

Better Saw Cuts

Less cracking with extreme temps

Less cracking with extreme temps

Less cracking with extreme temps

In addition, crushed limestone has a lighter unit weight than gravel, which means it requires about 12% less crushed limestone than gravel to mix a cubic yard of concrete. The crushed limestone concrete is easier to saw through than gravel concrete (most gravel is silica, which is almost impossible to cut with a steel saw.

 

Limestone also has a lower thermal coefficient of expansion than gravel concrete, which means that slabs poured with limestone concrete will expand and contract less than gravel concrete. Studies have shown that this thermal stability — coupled with limestone’s superior curing properties — results in greater crack spacing and less crack width in limestone slabs.