Why a Cement Truck Really Isn’t a Cement Truck
Here’s one of those nifty nuggets that most people don’t know, but once they do, they’ll see the error constantly.
Yeah, you’re welcome.
You’ve seen those giant “cement trucks” with the rolling barrels driving down the highway headed toward construction sites. Or have you?
What you’ve actually seen is a concrete truck. They’re really known as “concrete mixers.”
So what’s the difference?
You wouldn’t look at a lovely, fresh-baked apple pie and call it an apple, would you?
When you refer to concrete as cement, that’s pretty much what you’re doing. Cement is an ingredient of concrete.
Concrete is the mixture of cement, sand and rock that hardens into the permanent structure.
So next time you see one of those big trucks, you’ll know that it’s a concrete mixer, not a “cement truck,” unless, of course, the truck is only hauling bags of the specific ingredient rather than the mixture into which it is added.