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The Basics of Coloring Ready-Mix Concrete Products May 24, 2016

Meriden, New Haven County
The Basics of Coloring Ready-Mix Concrete Products, Meriden, Connecticut

Decorative colored concrete is a great way to add a personal touch to the final look of your new construction project. The professionals at The L. Suzio York Hill Companies in south central Connecticut are colored concrete professionals, offering customizable and ready-mix concrete services for any project.

Ready-mix concrete makes a project easy. Instead of wasting time mixing your own concrete, the pros at The L. Suzio York Hill Companies will show up at the site ready to go with pre-mixed concrete, crushed stone, or asphalt. 


With over 75 years of experience, these concrete professionals have mastered the art of coloring concrete. Their commitment to a timely and efficient delivery makes them the most reliable concrete supplier in New Haven County for any construction project.

Synthetic iron oxide, a leftover from chemical processing, actually has the ability to turn gray concrete into different shades of earth tone colors. The creation of colored concrete involves four steps:

  1. The pigment is created by an industrial process that results in a small particle that coats the larger concrete particle.
  2. The water to cement ratio of the mix needs to be maintained at all times, and if a slump control mixture isn’t added, the addition of water will lighten the color and result in different color slabs.
  3. Raw grey concrete is mixed in, depending on the hue or color that is desired for your cement.
  4. The final stage involves curing the concrete. If the pervious concrete is not adequately cured, the color can become inconsistent. And while colored concrete may age, it usually just changes its shade or hue; it won’t fade.

Your next colored concrete project is just a phone call away. Call the ready-mix concrete professionals at The L. Suzio York Hill Companies at (203) 237-8421 and be sure to check out their website for details. These professionals can handle any crushed stone, asphalt, or concrete project in Meriden, CT, and all of New Haven County. 

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