Ready Mix Concrete:
Paul R. Lipp & Son, Inc. batch plant ships ready
mixed concrete to contractors for a variety of construction applications,
including roads, driveways and parking lots; irrigation and storm water
channels; building basements and foundations; as well as water reservoirs,
heavy industrial machine bases, and concrete pre-casters of: manholes,
catch basins and septic tanks.
After 20 years in the excavating and construction trucking
business, Paul R. Lipp & Son, Inc. decided to enter the full service
ready mixed concrete business, building a batch plant in Rogers, Ohio.
Ready mixed concrete is a fairly capital intensive business, so they carefully
weighed the risks and requirements before committing to the investment.
They have maintained good relationships with contractors and carefully
consulted with them to find out how the other side of the business looks
and what were the things ready mixed suppliers do right and wrong. Its
really remarkable how a reputation for integrity matters in things like
these. One holdover from the excavating side of the business was important
keeping clean trucks and not letting materials from one load contaminate
Quality Control is critical to the business and involves
checks at every stage. Our in-house laboratory tests incoming materials:
sand, limestone aggregates, gravel, Portland Cement and every other aspect
of the mix to ensure industry specified size and chemistry. For example,
we meet the following standards: *ASTM C150 Type 1 Portland Cement, *ASTM C-33 standard limestone and sand, occasionally *ASTM C-989 GGBFS (Ground
Granulated Blast Furnace Slag). Limestone aggregate are also O.D.O.T.
(Ohio Department of Transportation) approved. The mix design (sometimes
called formula or recipe) is monitored as the cement batching proceeds
in accordance with *ASTM C94 standards. Our MPAQ *TouchBatch™ touch screen
computerized batching sytem includes automatic moisture compensation for
consistent load to load accuracy and yield. One key element to the system
is the moisture microwave sensor, which is regularly calibrated by laboratory
methods. In projects where there is time pressure, the placed concrete
can be tested through test samples on our compression testing instrument.
This is a convenient way to determine the compressive strength of the
partially cured concrete so that forms can be removed and subsequent phases
of a construction project can proceed.
Paul R. Lipp & Son, Inc. also batches to specialty
mix designs to for special appearance and performance standards. If an
exposed aggregate walkway is desired, we can substitute pea gravel.for
the limestone aggregate. Where increased tensile strength is desired we
add Forta Corporation concrete reinforcing fibers, such as *FORTA®
ECONO-NET® and others in the Forta line of polypropellene filament
materials of which comply with *ASTM C-1116 standards. We also mix and
deliver low strength mortar also called flowable fill for backfill of
utility trenches in streets, or other applications where a non-settling,
self-consolidating fill material that can later be readily excavated.
Paul R. Lipp & Son, Inc. is a *Euclid Chemical™ (*EUCO™) products dealer of solvent and water based curing and sealing
compounds; and we provide Solomon Colors colored pigments. Paul R. Lipp
& Son, Inc. carries the Vibrastrike™ line of gas powered screeds
and floats and their *Rattler™ concrete vibrator. Paul R. Lipp &
Son, Inc. also carries Advanced Concrete Tools™ line of gas powered screeds:
Weber Black Beauty™ and the Silver Beauty™ vibrating wet screeds.
Need concrete reinforcing materials for on-site fabrication?
Paul R. Lipp & Son, Inc can ship you the Rebar, Tie Wire and Wire
Mesh to anchor and stabilize the concrete.
In addition we carry a full array of hand tools. Leave something off your truck? Call us and well ship you a tool along with your next ready-mix concrete load!