With more than 45 plants throughout Oklahoma and Louisiana, Dolese is recognized as one of the region's largest producers of ready-mixed concrete and is consistently ranked as one of the nation's Top 25 concrete producers.
Innovative and Proven Mixes:
Dolese's concrete can be found supporting high-rise office buildings, professional and collegiate athletic facilities, major commercial ventures, highways, residential developments, and many other projects throughout Oklahoma and central Louisiana. Whether your job requires a flowable fill mix, a fast track paving mix, a mix with quick set time, or a mix with 12,000 psi of strength - Dolese has successfully done it before. We routinely work with architects, engineers, builders, and other customers to design mixes that are engineered to meet their custom specifications.
Knowledgeable and Experienced Professionals:
Dolese's sales force is made up of professionals who average thirteen years of concrete industry experience, and who hold at least one certification from the American Concrete Institute (ACI). Additionally, many of our sales and operations professionals have earned Level 2 and Level 3 certifications from the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) and one of our staff members has earned the title of Certified Concrete Professional - the NRMCA's highest concrete certification. Dolese's mixer drivers average approximately five years of service, and several of them have over 20 years of experience.
Dolese's concrete plants are strategically located throughout the Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, metropolitan areas. Plants are also positioned throughout Oklahoma from Elk City to McAlester, and from Pryor to Ardmore. Additionally, Dolese's group of portable concrete plants means that we can produce and deliver concrete to your jobsite just about anywhere in our trade areas.
On Time Delivery and Efficiency:
Dolese employs state-of-the-art batching, central dispatch, and GPS technologies to ensure that our fleet of over 330 mixer trucks delivers the correct high performing concrete to your jobsite, when you need it.
For more information about Dolese ready-mixed concrete in your area, please call one of our concrete sales offices in Oklahoma City at (405) 235-2311, Tulsa at (918) 234-9044, or Baton Rouge at (225) 929-5060.
At Dolese, the quality of our products is of utmost importance - because our products represent us.
To guarantee that our ready-mixed concrete meets specifications and customer expectations, our Quality Control Department regularly monitors and tests our products. At each plant we test our mixes for the proper air entrainment, slump, and unit weight as well as monitor the strength of the mixes through concrete cylinder compression testing.
Our ready-mixed concrete undergoes further testing at Dolese's Central Lab in Oklahoma City. Under the supervision of our Quality Manager, Lab Supervisor, and 8 skilled technicians, new mix designs are developed and tested - not only for fresh properties, but also for hardened properties such as strength and resistance to freeze thaw cycles. All of this is done to provide our customers with the best quality product.
From the common to the complex, we can handle your project needs. In our long history, we have produced all of the following concrete types:
With strengths up to 5,000 psi, standard ready-mixed concrete is appropriate for most general needs and has been our biggest seller with millions upon millions of cubic yards delivered since 1927.
High Strength Concrete starts at 6,000 psi, and we have successfully produced 12,000 psi concrete for high-rise construction. We have even higher strengths undergoing research and development.
Successful construction of large concrete sections requires mix design skill, production capacity and careful coordination. We have demonstrated our expertise in all of these areas many times - including supplying concrete to the largest mat pour ever done in Oklahoma, with more than 6,400 cubic yards delivered in a single placement.
Sometimes speed is the most crucial element, and Dolese can deliver on that with High Early Strength Concrete - which provides the needed strength level in a matter of days. That can really move your schedule along - perhaps even save the schedule! High Early Strength Concrete makes for fast form turnaround, quick loading of post-tension cables or even the early opening of a road - just to name a few benefits.
The use of fibers as reinforcement is not new. Fibers have been used to reinforce concrete products since ancient times - but the technology has advanced. We currently furnish three types of synthetic fibers as well as steel fibers for Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC). Small fibers at low dosages are generally used for the mitigation of plastic shrinkage cracking in concrete. Larger macro-synthetic or steel fibers provide concrete with toughness and post-crack load carrying capacity, and can be used as a replacement for rebar in some slab-on-grade applications.
Also known as Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC), this is an easy flowing, non-segregating concrete that spreads into place, fills form work and encapsulates even the most congested reinforcement with little or no mechanical vibration needed. SCC's unique properties give it significant economic, constructability, aesthetic and engineering advantages.
Two different technologies are available to combat concrete shrinkage, which can cause cracking, which in turn leads to durability problems. Shrinking reducing admixtures treat the "cause" of drying shrinkage within the capillaries and pores of the cement paste. Shrinkage compensating materials create an expansive reaction within the cement paste to offset the "effects" of drying shrinkage. Both are effective.
Also known as "Liquid Soil", this product is delivered in a mixer truck and uses large amounts of sand, water and fly ash which flows into place, hardens, and becomes an excellent load-bearing material with no compaction necessary. Perfect for difficult backfill situations, applications can be utility trenches, bridge abutments, retaining wall backfill or any other application where the use of compaction equipment would be difficult.
When it rains, it drains! Pervious concrete uses little to no sand, creating voids that are typically 15-25% of the volume. Storm water goes through the porous pavement and seeps back into the ground instead of running off. This technology creates more efficient land use by eliminating the need for retention ponds or other storm water management projects and is recommended by the EPA as a best management practice.
Concrete is one of the most widely used products in the world because it is surprisingly versatile. It can be shaped, textured, patterned and colored while still providing structural integrity. A little imagination combined with the strength, durability and versatility of concrete can turn this seemingly simple product into something beautiful and lasting.
Your project might require concrete that meets unprecedented specifications. We're up to the challenge. We have experience with a broad range of additives and admixtures, as well as the know-how to give concrete the properties you need for applications that require exceptional performance.
When you call Dolese and ask for something new, different and special, that's when we get to really shine. We've done it over and over, and we'll find a way to deliver you a "concrete" solution.
Our complete resume dates back to 1927 and is too lengthy to list here. Some of our past experience with specialty products and applications include: