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Concrete Forms

5 Reasons To Rent Your Concrete Forms On Your Next Project

23 Oct 2018, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

With any construction project, the goal is to spend less and get more.  However, buying all the materials isn’t always the best idea.  Concrete forms can be expensive and time consuming to create and can take up significant space in your storage room. Why not rent…

The Secret Behind Ancient Roman Concrete

09 Oct 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts, Concrete Forms

The modern world was built on the foundation of steel-reinforced concrete. For all its wonders, contemporary concrete isn’t as strong as its ancient Roman predecessor.   Roman concrete structures have stood the test of time, surviving harsh conditions for 2,000 years. Scientists have devoted research to understanding the unique composition…

5 Construction Estimate Mistakes That Could Cost You Big

18 Sep 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

One of the most important jobs in the construction field is the estimating position, because it requires you to be thorough and accurate with cost appraisals. These figures are challenging to calculate because of the sheer number of variables involved.   Providing an estimate that is too high will make your bid less competitive,…

How Concrete Pipes Could Reduce Hurricane Damage

21 Aug 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

Hurricane season is extremely stressful for homeowners, business owners, and city governments who reside on the nation’s coasts. The damage from this natural disaster can be devastating and very costly. Unfortunately, hurricanes are completely unpreventable, but there are ways to reduce the amount of damage to…

Steel-Ply Forms vs. Block Forms

26 Jun 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

If you’re looking to take your concrete projects to new heights, it’s tricky to decide between steel-ply forms and block forms, sometimes known as block outs. The concrete structure your team builds is crucial to the project’s success, so you’ll need something that’s adaptable, efficient,…

Your Construction Equipment Rental Guide

19 Jun 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

Heavy equipment rentals, including concrete form rentals, are on the rise, and getting easier as technology progresses. Roughly 5,000 businesses make up the heavy equipment rental segment, and contractors continue to give them business in hopes of saving on cost and storage. Whether you’re looking…

Concrete Forms Just Got Greener 

12 Jun 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

Second to water, concrete is the second most utilized material on the planet. In the U.S. alone, concrete forms for sale  make up a $37 billion industry that employs over 2 million workers. With 10 billion tons produced each year, concrete is a crucial resource that…

5 Common Causes of Single-Sided Form Failures

05 Jun 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

Contractors are challenged with placing new, solid structures up against existing concrete walls or other difficult materials that divide property lines. There are two options for them: blind sided or single-sided forms. A blindsided wall system uses specialty devices or two-sided forms to fill the…

Types of Shoring and Their Uses

27 Mar 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

Shoring is used to temporarily support structures that are compromised, need to be repaired, or are in the process of being built. Equipment must be strong and in good repair to keep the structure stable and safe for workers above, below, and around the work…

What Type of Formwork Does My Construction Project Need?

27 Feb 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

Formwork is no small part of a construction job, involving expenditure of up to 20 to 25% of the cost of the structure. The type of formwork used for a construction project should allow for speed and ease of install while being versatile and durable….