U.S. Concrete's Dallas Operating Company Meets Aggressive Sustainability Goals Set by Dallas Independent School District

U.S. Concrete's Dallas Operating Company Meets Aggressive Sustainability Goals
Set by Dallas Independent School District Construction Project

    Innovative Low CO[2] Concrete Mixes Saved 108.7 Million Pounds of CO[2
]Emissions Across Six Schools; Aridus® Rapid Drying Concrete Cut Construction
              Schedule by 30% for Billy Earl Dade Middle School

EULESS, Texas, Aug. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Redi-Mix, LLC, a business
unit of U.S. Concrete, Inc. (Nasdaq:USCR), today announced that it delivered
its sustainable, low-CO[2 ]concrete to six Dallas Independent School District
(Dallas ISD) schools, for a net savings of 108.7 million pounds of CO[2]
emissions. It was also announced that U.S. Concrete's Aridus® Rapid Drying
Concrete was used at the Billy Earl Dade Middle School construction project to
address aggressive scheduling requirements, cutting the construction schedule
by 30 percent and yielding a similar reduction in construction overhead costs.

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U.S. Concrete's Low CO[2] Concrete Mixes Reduce Carbon Footprint for Dallas

U.S. Concrete's National Research Laboratory, USC Technologies, Inc.,
developed a low-CO[2] concrete technology and process, known as EF
Technology®, to reduce carbon emissions. This process cuts the Portland cement
content, a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, and uses cement
replacement materials. These engineered mixes not only deliver carbon
emissions savings, as compared to traditional concrete, but also deliver many
higher-performing characteristics. Since 2009, U.S. Concrete and its operating
companies have saved more than 1 million tons of CO[2] from entering the

To address the Dallas Independent School District's sustainability goals,
low-CO[2] mixes were selected for six of the district's schools, and the
majority of the materials were locally sourced. U.S. Concrete's local business
unit, Redi-Mix, LLC, delivered these sustainable mixes to the following
schools: Billy Earl Dade Middle School, Clinton P. Russell Elementary School,
Ebby Halliday Elementary School, Thelma Page Richardson Elementary School,
W.H. Adamson High School and Wilmer-Hutchins Elementary School.

U.S. Concrete's Aridus Rapid Drying Concrete Cuts Construction Schedule and
Costs for Billy Earl Dade Middle School

The original construction schedule for the Billy Earl Dade Middle School was
14 months, risking failure to meet today's August 26, 2013, opening date.
Working closely with the general contractor Satterfield & Pontikes
Construction, Inc., and joint venture architects Kell Muñoz and KAI Texas, the
construction team selected U.S. Concrete's Aridus Rapid Drying Concrete to
shorten the construction schedule. The use of Aridus Rapid Drying Concrete cut
the construction schedule by 30 percent (from 14 months to 10 months) and
resulted in similar reductions in construction overhead costs.

Aridus Rapid Drying Concrete was developed and patented by U.S. Concrete's
National Research Laboratory, USC Technologies, Inc., to address recent
changes in environmental government regulations that limit or restrict Vapor
Organic Compounds (VOCs) in flooring adhesives. While these new formulations
can reduce the environmental impact of new flooring installations, the new
adhesives are less durable and more susceptible to moisture-related issues. As
a result, contractors have been forced to combat the problems by adding
sealers or lengthening the drying time of the concrete, in hopes of reducing
the risk of liabilities associated with the failures of floor coverings. In
addition, these remedies increase the construction time and costs associated
with the projects.

Aridus Rapid Drying Concrete consumes the excess water and accelerates the
drying time, eliminating extended drying times and the need for costly and
time-consuming topical products such as epoxies. As a result, Aridus Rapid
Drying Concrete not only prevents moisture-related flooring covering failures,
but also allows contractors to reduce construction schedules and costs. This
has led to architects and contractors specifying Aridus Rapid Drying Concrete
for their flooring projects nationwide. To view Project Profiles, visit

"We have seen, first-hand, projects negatively impacted by the changes in
adhesives and the resulting emulsification. Aridus Rapid Drying Concrete not
only prevents moisture-related floor covering failures, but it significantly
reduced the construction schedule for this project," said architect Randy
Barnett with KAI Texas. "Within 21 days we were able to achieve the acceptable
standard of measures to start receiving the floor. This was phenomenal. It
typically takes anywhere between four to six months, even as much as eight
months, to get below 80 percent relative humidity inside standard concrete."


U.S. Concrete, Inc. (Nasdaq:USCR) services the construction industry in
several major markets in the United States through its two business segments:
ready-mixed concrete and aggregate products. The company has 105 fixed and 11
portable ready-mixed concrete plants and seven producing aggregates
facilities. During 2012, U.S. Concrete produced approximately 4.8 million
cubic yards of ready-mixed concrete and approximately 3.3 million tons of
aggregates. For more information on U.S. Concrete, visit www.us-concrete.com.


This press release contains various forward-looking statements and information
that are based on management's belief, as well as assumptions made by and
information currently available to management. These forward-looking
statements speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company
disclaims any obligation to update these statements and cautions you not to
rely unduly on them. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited
to, statements regarding: the stability of the business; encouraging nature of
second quarter volume and pricing increases; ready-mix backlog; ability to
maintain our cost structure and the improvements achieved during our
restructuring and monitor fixed costs; ability to maximize liquidity, manage
variable costs, control capital spending and monitor working capital usage;
and the adequacy of current liquidity. Although U.S. Concrete believes that
the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable,
it can give no assurance that those expectations will prove to have been
correct. Such statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and
assumptions, including, among other matters: general and regional economic
conditions; the level of activity in the construction industry; the ability of
U.S. Concrete to complete acquisitions and to effectively integrate the
operations of acquired companies; development of adequate management
infrastructure; departure of key personnel; access to labor; union disruption;
competitive factors; government regulations; exposure to environmental and
other liabilities; the cyclical and seasonal nature of U.S. Concrete's
business; adverse weather conditions; the availability and pricing of raw
materials; the availability of refinancing alternatives; and general risks
related to the industry and markets in which U.S. Concrete operates. Should
one or more of these risks materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove
incorrect, actual results or outcomes may vary materially from those expected.
These risks, as well as others, are discussed in greater detail in U.S.
Concrete's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including U.S.
Concrete's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and
subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

CONTACT: Company Contact:
         Brandie Gilliam
         Marketing Communications, U.S. Concrete

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