# Why are the mixer barrells on cement trucks always turning?

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The are always turning if there is wet cement inside. Because wet cement settles really quickly so if it isn't turning it will dry on the bottom of the mixer.

Posted on Jan 10, 2013

• Seth Ashford Jul 30, 2014

Very true- the great thing about concrete is its quick drying trait. In fact, when Rome learned to make concrete, their buildings and roads became much more sturdy. That is why there is so much Roman architecture standing today as well. Seth Ashford | http://www.carmixcanada.ca/

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