Ready Mixed Concrete

An industry leading supplier of ready mixed concrete, concrete block, rebar and more, Preferred Materials’ products and services are the backbone of all types of commercial and residential buildings and structures throughout Florida. You can trust that our dedicated and trained professionals will deliver the highest quality products to meet your needs. At Preferred, we operate with an intense local focus, doing business how you prefer – with local leadership making local decisions.

Regular Mixes

Most common design. Contains #57 aggregate size and typically 3

“Ready” Custom Concrete Mixes

Pea Rock Mixes

Contains #89 aggregate size and typically 3

Pea Rock Pump Mixes

Contains #89 aggregate size and typically 5

Grouts

Can contain no coarse aggregate or #89 sized stones. Typical slump 8

Fiber Reinforced Mixes

Various mix types and fibers available. Designs are based upon engineer specifications and desired characteristics. Fibers include synthetics, macro synthetics, structural steel, composite and combinations.

Uses & Applications:

Used in residential and commercial applications for plastic shrinkage crack control, steel reinforcement reductions and toppings. Placements depend on type of mix required.

Architectural / Decorative Mixes

These mixes can include decorative aggregates such as granite, shell, or river gravel, where surfaces can be exposed. Integral colors can be added to meet almost any selection.

Uses & Applications:

Used primarily in flatwork for slabs on grade, finished floors, sidewalks, driveways, and patios. Excellent alternative to brick or pavers.

High Slump Mixes

High Range and Mid Range water reducers added to increase slump without the negative strength & shrinkage impacts from excessive water addition.

Uses & Applications:

Used primarily in tight, congested areas such as columns and shearwalls, when consolidation and coverage concerns exist.

Self Consolidating Mixes

These mixes are chemically designed to flow rates based upon specifications. Measured in inches of spread, typical designs are 22

Corrosion Resistant Mixes

These mixes use chemicals to resist corrosion of metal reinforcement or concrete degradation due to high salinity environment.

Uses & Applications:

Primary applications are balconies or concrete exposed to salt water environments such sea walls, etc.

Light Weight Mixes

Contains aggregates such solite, perilite, or pumice, specifically designed for lower the unit weights.

Uses & Applications:

The primary uses are elevated decks or balconies, where weight factors exist, but overall strength is required.

Heavy Weight Mixes

Contains aggregates such as barium or iron ore, specifically designed for increased concrete density.

Uses & Applications:

Primary uses would be radiation vaults or bridge counterweights.

Shrinkage Resistant Mixes

These mixes are chemically designed to prevent dry shrinkage and allow for greater joint spacing. In some applications, all joints can be eliminated.

Uses & Applications:

Used primarily in flat, hard floor slabs such as industrial warehouses, or in elevated decks to minimize shrinkage cracking.

FDOT Mixes

These mixes are approved by the Florida Department of Transportation, and are specified to use.

Uses & Applications:

Most are specified by strength, use, and durability, and cover application such as bridges, curb & sidewalk, road pavements, structures and other such drill shafts.

Flowable Fills

Two types – Excavate-able and Non-Excavate. Contains typically sand and cement.

Uses & Applications:

Typically used as back fill, or to fill sink holes, abandoned pipelines and underground structures. The excavate-able types are low strength, and can be easily removed.

Shotcrete Mixes

Contains #89 sized aggregate, and designed at very low or zero slump.

Uses & Applications:

Primarily used for pool construction, but can also be used for lining or repair applications where vertical coatings are required.

Pervious Mixes

Contains #89 sized aggregate, and designed specifically to allow water to filtrate through the voids in the concrete.

Uses & Applications:

Due to the low-strength nature of the product, this should be used in light duty applications such as car parking lots and walkways, and will require maintenance in order to prevent clogging.