L.E. Weed and Son Delivery Conditions

Location: When you order we would like a clear location of the jobsite. We need to know what town your in, what street your on (specific house /lot #), we must be able to locate to locate your exact location on a map. During your directions we need to be notified of the safest/ legal access to your location. Please notify us of any bridges and or roads that are posted.

On Site Access:The customer is responsible for pulling our trucks out of the jobsite if a tow is needed (we will not supply a chain).L.E. Weed and Son is not responsible for any damage that is caused by any moving vehicle or equipment once on the job.

Placing an order: For the first round of deliveries there is is a minimum of a 24hr lead time(this must be a completed order, all directions, all products, time and payment info. Understand if you leave your order at a "will call", and do not call back by the time specified, we we may give that truck to another delivery.) Afternoon deliveries may be subject to delays.)To better serve the customer if you leave us an onsite contact we will notify you of any delays, poor road conditions may result in delay, or cancellation.

Delivery Terms: All deliveries are subject to delivery fees. A fuel surcharge may be added based on currant fuel costs at the time of delivery. Once our truck arrives on your job site we will allow 1/2 hour for unloading purposes; once you exceed this time you will be charged $100.00 per hr.

Returns: No returns on custom products. Other returns must be accompanied by an invoice # ,reason for return and in saleable condition. you may be subject to additional delivery fees if the error was not the fault of L.E. Weed and Son. If you find that the product we deliver is defective, we will replace the product "in question" under the same conditions of the original purchase.

Delivery Times: Delivery times are seasonal, but we will do what we can to fulfill your needs. If you are planning for a Saturday please notify us before the end of the day on Thursday.

Payment Terms: For non account holders credit card sales must be completed at time of order. Cash or check payment must be complete before unloading. New accounts must be approved prior to charging.





STEP 1: SITE PREPARATION & PLANNING 


Sub grade must be well compacted and free of standing water 
Forms must be secure and capable of withstanding load pressure of fresh concrete 
Arrange enough help to place and finish concrete. Start with a minimum of two (2) people for a 2 cubic yard pour. Add one (1) person for each additional cubic yard of concrete. If you are using wheelbarrows to move the concrete from the truck to the forms, add an additional person. 
Assign specific responsibilities to helpers before concrete arrives (I.e. who screeds, bull floats, washes tools, etc.) 
Provide acceptable access for delivery: 
Pathway must be of stable soil (support of up to 80,000 pounds) 
Pathway must be at least ten (10) feet wide and fourteen (14) feet high 
Avoid bringing trucks over curbs, sidewalks, or driveways. 
The discharge chutes can reach approximately twelve (12) feet 
Order concrete strength (PSI) appropriate for what is to be used for. ALL EXTERIOR CONCRETE FLATWORK NEEDS TO BE AT LEAST 4000 psi. 
Determine what type of control joints will be used to control cracking; hand tooled or saw cut TIPS: 
Concrete used for residential applications should be at least four (4) inches thick 
Placement of control joints should be determined in the planning step not after concrete placement. 
Control joints should be placed no more than 24-36 times the thickness of the slab (e.g. 4” thick slab, spacing no greater than 8’ to 12’) ACTUAL SPACING MAY BE SHORTER DEPENDING ON SLAB WIDTH! 
Sections should be square but the length never more than 1 ½ times the width (e.g. 4’ wide slab should have a joint no further than 6’ spacing) 
The joint depth should be at least ¼ the thickness of the concrete (e.g. 4” thick slab, joint 1” deep) 
Avoid creating triangles or odd shaped panels when placing joints 
 
 

STEP 2: PLACEMENT 


Concrete must be discharged as close to final position as possible (eliminate "dragging" concrete long distances. DO NOT USE A GARDEN RAKE TO PULL OR PLACE CONCRETE) 
Place concrete at a 4” to 5” slump. AVOID ADDING EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF WATER. THIS WILL ONLY DAMAGE THE QUALITY OF THE CONCRETE! 
Concrete must be discharged in a timely manner upon arriving to the job site. If you are using wheelbarrows to move the concrete from the truck to the forms, make sure you have enough help to finish the project in a timely manner. 
During the placement process, follow these easy steps: 
Strike off or "screed" the concrete to the proper elevation or form height with a wood or magnesium straight edge 
Immediately after striking off and before bleed water appears, the concrete must be bull floated and the edges formed with an edger. 
After bull floating, no finishing practices must take place until bleed water has completely evaporated. 
Concrete will be glossy when bleed water is present and will dull when it evaporates. 


STEP 3: FINISHING 
Finishing is the process of texturing the concrete. If you are using hand-tooled control joints, these must be completed prior to final texturing. If you are saw cutting joints they should be done after final texturing but within 24 hours of placement. The following textures may be applied: 


A broom or brush finish is recommended for exterior applications that require maximum skid resistance such as; sidewalks and driveways. To achieve a broom finish; simply push or pull the concrete broom across the concrete when it reaches the desired consistency; timing is a judgment call based on desired depth of broom texture. NEVER FINISH EXTERIOR CONCRETE WITH A STEEL TROWEL! 
A hard trowel finish is recommended for interior applications that require a non-porous surface such as basement floors and garage floors. To achieve a hard trowel finish the concrete must be finished with a power trowel. 
For decorative or architectural finishes we recommend that you hire a qualified concrete contractor that specializes in decorative concrete. 


STEP 4: CURING 

Curing is the most important step in concrete placement, yet is typically the most neglected. To ensure that concrete reaches its maximum designed strength and durability, it must be properly cured. This process must begin as soon as the concrete will accept the process without damage to the surface. There are two methods for curing concrete: 


Wet Curing is the process of keeping the concrete surface saturated. A garden sprinkler is typically used for this type of curing. Continuous wet curing for 7 days is the preferable method. Do Not allow the concrete to dry out during this time period. If you are not able to wet cure then consider a curing compound. 
Curing Compound is a chemical that seals in the moisture. They are typically applied with a sprayer but can also be rolled on with a paint roller. Check with our supply division as to the appropriate material to use. 


HOW TO PLACE AN ORDER 

Just in case you are wondering what information  will need to provide you with your concrete we've provided a list of needed information. For 30 years we have been providing concrete to homeowners and start up contractors so we have vast experience in helping those new to concrete. Our experienced staff can help you with any questions you may have about your project. Give a call in your respective area (See location map) and supply us with the information listed. 


Your name 
Date of Delivery 
Time of Delivery 
Delivery Address or Intersection 
Phone Number 
Payment Method (credit card - MasterCard or Visa) 
In Service Use (driveway, sidewalk, patio, etc) 
Quantity in Cubic Yards (check out our concrete calculator) 
Mix Description (Strength requirement, preferred aggregate size, fibers?) 

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 L.E. Weed & Son
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Delivery Conditions