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Concrete Facts

How Cold Weather Impacts Your Concrete Pour

09 Oct 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Pouring concrete can be a simple task or a difficult one considering both the natural and man-made hurdles the process brings. It all depends on the location, the scope of the project, and the weather. Unfortunately, the weather often makes getting the perfect concrete pour…

HOW TO POUR THE PERFECT CONCRETE SLAB

10 Sep 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Incorrectly pouring concrete can lead to significant problems down the road, including bug holes, cold joints, and honey combing. These problems commonly occur when using shoring equipment, but they can be mitigated by use of a concrete vibrator. This machine consolidates concrete and refines the…

LEED™ Certification and Concrete: What You Need to Know

28 Aug 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts, News

The United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) system is a way of rating a building’s overall environmental performance. The idea behind LEED™ is to encourage builders, contractors, and others to make use of sustainable designs and materials.  

Could Concrete Ever Be Replaced by Another Material?

18 Jun 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts, News

Since the time of the Roman Empire, concrete has symbolized and brought forth civilization. This building block of modernity originated in the Middle East and was perfected by Roman engineers, only to be forgotten for a time, until the material’s rediscovery by Englishman Joseph Aspdin…

Best Practices for a Safer Jobsite

31 Mar 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Almost 14 workers die on construction sites daily in the United States. This surmounts to 21% of deaths a year in the construction industry; making it the 9th most dangerous profession in the country. The importance of providing safety measures to workers has surged as…

5 Things to Look for When Buying Used Plywood

15 Mar 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Whether you’re making a new house, renovating, or simply making some furniture, you’re going to need quality plywood to ensure durability, aesthetics, and functionality. There are a number of variables to consider when it comes to choosing the right one, especially if you are looking…

4 Ways to Prevent Trenching Accidents

28 Feb 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Construction work is fraught with dangers. Accidents such as falling loads, gas leaks, and machinery malfunctions can take place at any time. However, when it comes to construction, excavation and trenching pose the greatest risks. Trenching accidents, such as cave-ins, can occur unexpectedly, but there…

Cold Weather Safety Tips for Construction Workers

15 Feb 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

During the winter season, performing any laborious task outdoors can turn problematic due to the harshness of the temperature, the slippery terrain, and the human body’s ability to survive in the cold. Construction work is dangerous as is, and the harsh weather conditions, be it…

Your Concrete Form Removal Guide

25 Oct 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Searching for extra concrete forms for sale, thinking they will increase your project turnover rate, is a common misconception. However, a great way to reduce costs is by quickly cycling the forms you already own. There are risks to removing the forms too fast, but by taking the necessary precautions, you can effectively balance these…

Concrete Densifier Guide

23 Oct 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

The What   Over the past 15 years, there has been a huge increase in popularity of concrete polishing and densifiers. A densifier is a chemical solution that, when applied to a concrete surface, fills the pores and increases surface density. This creates a harder surface with more strength, making concrete form rental ideal for those…