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Concrete Forms Tips

7 Amazing Advantages Of Plywood

15 Nov 2018, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

Plywood is a material that is common in construction sites.  It’s often overlooked and underappreciated and yet it one of the most versatile materials to be available for construction purposes. Plywood may be cheap, but its quality and strength are commendable.  No matter where you…

What to Look for in a Shoring Partner

29 Nov 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

To avoid cave-ins, injuries, and fatalities, shores are designed to apply pressure to trench walls during excavations. Not only do they protect employees, but shoring also guards existing structures from damage due to nearby digs. Even shallow trenches pose a fatal threat to the crew on site.  When it’s time for you to…

4 Benefits of Renting Shoring Equipment

22 Nov 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

During construction, excavating the earth at on site is inevitable. Construction workers create trenches that have more depth than width. Although these trenches are beneficial and necessary during construction and alterations, they serve as a dangerous, and potentially fatal, environment.   Cave-ins are the biggest threat to workers in trenches. In fact, hundreds of workers…

Concrete Construction: Joint Placement Guide

14 Aug 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

Pouring concrete is both an art and a science. When concrete is poured, it is in a viscous liquid state that takes shape of whatever it’s put in. As it dries, concrete shrinks, creating cracks and fissures that go beyond the surface.   Despite your best efforts to prevent it,…

4 Considerations for Summer Concrete Construction

12 Jul 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

Pouring concrete during the summer can be a tricky process. Wind, humidity, and high ambient temperature all affect the strength and set time of the pour. In addition to selecting the right concrete forms for sale, there are several considerations to keep in mind when…

5 Key Elements of Successful Single-Sided Construction

20 Mar 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

Single-sided construction, otherwise known as blindsided construction, makes building in difficult locations possible. These locations usually consist of concrete forming in urban areas where the concrete structure being built butts right up to another surface. This surface forms the blindside of the form, with just…

How to Prevent Cracking in Poured Walls

06 Feb 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

Many seemingly perfect concrete walls have cracks that show up months, even years later, affecting not just the aesthetics but also the integrity of the wall itself. Concrete can and should be controlled by joints in spite of the fact that cracking is a natural…

Small Home Project: Build or Rent Forms

18 Jan 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

The main goal of a do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement project is to get the job done while spending the least amount of money possible. If you’re a DIY person considering a small home project with concrete forming, it may be tempting to quickly assemble makeshift…

7 Tips for Efficient Concrete Construction

12 Jan 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

Concrete construction is always on a timetable determined by the properties of the concrete as it cures. Since so much is determined by the readiness of concrete, it is important to be as prepared as possible, so that concrete’s timetable doesn’t turn into a time…