SOURCE: U.S. Concrete

U.S. Concrete

U.S. Concrete

March 12, 2012 09:00 ET

U.S. Concrete Introduces the First Ready Mix Concrete Solution for Preventing Concrete Floor Covering Failures

Aridus® Rapid Drying Concrete

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Mar 12, 2012) - Developed and patented by USC Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of U.S. Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ: USCR), Aridus® Rapid Drying Concrete is the first ready-mix concrete solution for preventing floor covering failures, an industry-wide problem that cost millions of dollars annually in damage, downtime, repair and replacement.

Moisture from concrete is often overlooked as a leading cause of concrete floor covering failures. Aridus® proprietary concrete mix helps prevent moisture problems by drying faster than conventional concrete mixes, allowing flooring materials to be installed on concrete in 30 days or less. The result is a faster and more effective floor covering installation that helps keep critical projects on schedule and significantly reduces the risk of liabilities for owners, designers and builders. Aridus® is suitable for a wide range of project types, including schools, hospitals, retail and offices. In addition, it is an effective solution in both wet and dry climates.

"Aridus® is an extremely innovative concrete technology and the result of over five years of research and development," said William Sandbrook, President and Chief Executive Officer of U.S Concrete, Inc. "Our objective was to address the problem from a concrete standpoint and provide a more reliable and long term solution to moisture problems in concrete floors."

Wally Johnson, U.S. Concrete's Vice President of Sales and Marketing, added, "Current solutions are mainly late stage treatments or topical solutions that basically seal the moisture in. The moisture remains there, and remains a potential problem that can emerge. Aridus® Rapid Drying Concrete helps prevent moisture problems in concrete floors before they arise."

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U.S. Concrete services the construction industry in several major markets in the United States through its two business segments: ready-mixed concrete and concrete-related products; and precast concrete. The company has 94 fixed and 11 portable ready-mixed concrete plants, seven precast concrete plants and seven producing aggregates facilities. During 2011, these plant facilities produced approximately 4.0 million cubic yards of ready-mixed concrete from continuing operations and 3.0 million tons of aggregates. For more information on U.S. Concrete, visit

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    Wally Johnson
    U.S. Concrete, Inc.