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Concrete Forms

How to Estimate Concrete Costs

28 Jan 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

When building a home or supervising a workplace renovation, one thing is for certain – you’re going to need a lot of concrete at the worksite! Concrete purchase cost estimation entails much more than just including the price of concrete per meter. There are multiple…

Common Defects in Concrete Formwork Systems

08 Jan 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

Concrete formwork systems may face several deficiencies that can lead to structural weaknesses and disrupt work, or worse, injure workers. This article will look at some of the common defect found in concrete formwork systems: Formwork Defects Due To Imperfect Design And Construction Practice Any…

Insulated Concrete Forms Expected To Trend In 2019

15 Dec 2018, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

The United States has experienced a dramatic rise in the number of natural disasters. The latest disaster in California, ‘Camp Fire’ resulted in the loss of 85 civilian lives along with 18,804 buildings that were turned to dust. Such widespread destruction is likely to occur…

4 Different Concrete Forms and Their Uses

01 Dec 2018, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

Formwork is used by manufacturing molds made out of certain materials onto which concrete is poured. There are a number of different types of concrete forms used in construction, and the method for choosing one usually relies on the project specifications. Formwork is used by…

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…