Bay Ready Mix of Maryland | Specialty Mixes
Bay Ready Mix of Maryland Concrete, LLC offers concrete that meets specific mix designs, which are produced and monitored by our quality control staff.
State Approved Mix Designs:
Our concrete mix designs are carefully blended and every ingredient we in creating your specific mix is pre-tested and state approved.
Our SHA mix designs meet all requirements for use on State, County or City projects.
From our production plant to our end product, and finally to delivery, you can be assured that you will receive the quality product for your individual project needs.
Color Concrete Mixes:
Many concrete flatwork or stamped concrete projects are using colored concrete for added character, dimension and durability and is becoming more commonly used as an alternative to traditional paver projects.
We specially mix your color preference during production to ensure the correct amount of color is added to each blend.
Our specialty concrete Color-Crete colors may be used on both residential and commercial projects.
We can provide Pervious Concrete, which is a porous concrete which permits rain to pass through the pavement and directly into the soil preventing runoff into local watersheds and meets the EPA regulatory requirements for many residential and commercial projects.
Pervious Concrete is widely used in waterfront residences and many new commercial projects, especially Green Management and LEED® projects.
So, How Does it Work?
Essentially, pervious concrete is a structural concrete pavement with a large volume (Approx. 20 percent) of interconnected voids. Like conventional concrete, its made from a mixture of cement, coarse aggregates, and water. However, it contains little or no sand, which results in a porous open-cell structure that water passes through readily.
When pervious concrete is used for paving, it can take in stormwater at a rapid rate of over 5 gallons per minute per square foot of surface area, which far exceeds the flow rate needed to prevent runoff in even the most severe rain events. The rainwater is temporarily stored in a coarse gravel layer underneath the pavement while it is allowed to naturally percolate into the underlying soil. Because the pavement and base layer act as a retention area, it helps to prevent much of the polluted runoff that normally occurs with impervious pavements.
The filtration process also helps to purify the water. As the water percolates through the open cells of the pavement, aerobic bacteria in the voids help to break down harmful pollutants and chemicals.