A cement mixer has not been used for over two years! That’s not to say we’re not hands on operators, but we chose another direction for our business to all our competitors. Realizing the inherent problem of using a cement mixer and generally the building industry standard of mixing, Budget Kerbing decided to outlay some serious money on its procedures of batching cement/concrete edging applications.
A standard that has been around for a long time is not easily recognized but people have to eventually give into better procedures, and protocols have to change. The old standard is to place as many as 36 shovels and one bag of cement into the average 3.5m3 mixer – and that leaves a ratio of 6:1 sand to cement. Now that is good enough to hold two solid bricks together, or plaster on a wall, but what about leaving that on the ground and placing a whipper-snipper or mower over it . Most trades-people or even sensible people will tell you how long that would be expected to last. We treat our kerbs to last by simply changing this simple approach of mixing to batching better mixes.