Prairie Materials - Ready Mix, Aurora, IL

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Today, Prairie employs 1, 800 professionals in nearly 100 locations throughout Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. We provide 5 million cubic yards of ready mix concrete and 6.5 million tons of aggregate for our customers each year.
Though the business of construction has changed dramatically, our promise to customers remains constant. Prairie delivers quality materials with exceptional service at the best possible price.
In 2008, Prairie became a member company of Votorantim Cement North America (VCNA), an international group of materials suppliers with locations in Canada and the southeastern United States.


Company description
Pervious concrete pavement is a unique and effective means to address important environmental issues and support green, sustainable growth. By capturing stormwater and allowing it to seep into the ground, porous concrete is instrumental in recharging groundwater, reducing stormwater runoff, and meeting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stormwater regulations. In fact, the use of pervious concrete is among the Best Management Practices (BMPs) recommended by the EPA-- and by other agencies and geotechnical engineers across the country-- for the management of stormwater runoff on a regional and local basis. This pavement technology creates more efficient land use by eliminating the need for retention ponds, swales, and other stormwater management devices. In doing so, pervious concrete has the ability to lower overall project costs on a first-cost basis.
In pervious concrete, carefully controlled amounts of water and cementitious materials are used to create a paste that forms a thick coating around aggregate particles. A pervious concrete mixture contains little or no sand, creating a substantial void content. Using sufficient paste to coat and bind the aggregate particles together creates a system of highly permeable, interconnected voids that drains quickly. Typically, between 15% and 25% voids are achieved in the hardened concrete, and flow rates for water through pervious concrete are typically around 480 in./hr (0.34 cm/s, which is 5 gal/ft²/ min or 200 L/m²/min), although they can be much higher. Both the low mortar content and high porosity also reduce strength compared to conventional concrete mixtures, but sufficient strength for many applications is readily achieved.
While pervious concrete can be used for a surprising number of applications, its primary use is in pavement.
Keywords
Aggregate, Concrete Professionals
Products
High Performance Concrete, Self Consolidating Concrete, Structural Lightweight Concrete, Decorative Concrete, Roller Compacted Concrete, Pavement Material, Aggregates
Services
ready-mix designs, mobile plant installations
Brands
Redi-Pave, Redi-Fill, Diamond Drive
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