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Concrete Facts

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…

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…

Steel-ply Forms vs. Aluminum Forms

15 May 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Because they don’t warp like conventional form wood material, steel and aluminum are common concrete forms for sale in the market. They both have their advantages and pitfalls. Steel is heavier to lift, but it’s stronger and more durable. Aluminum, on the other hand, is…

Should you Rent Your Shoring Equipment?

06 Mar 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

In the concrete forming industry, businesses are often faced with the question of whether to buy or rent their shoring equipment. There are many factors that can make both options profitable, depending on the circumstances. Knowing what’s best for your business could mean the difference…

Are Poured Basements Better?

13 Feb 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

When considering how to make basement foundations and walls, it is important to weigh the advantages of a poured concrete wall versus the convenience of a block walls. Contractors should consider more than just ease of build when choosing foundation structures — the longevity and…

Proper Reinforcements for Homebuilding 

28 Nov 2016, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Building a home may not require the same level of planning as a large office building when it comes to concrete forming. Still, getting the job done often requires reinforcements. Knowing which type of reinforcement to use will save you time and money on your…

The Importance of Blind Side Waterproofing

17 Oct 2016, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Blindsided forming is becoming the method of choice as nearby structures, property lines and terrain limit excavation on today’s construction sites. Companies who want LEED credit also opt for blindsided forming as less excavation is required for a blindsided wall system. Blind side concrete forming…

Interesting Facts About Concrete

11 Jan 2016, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Concrete is a material that we often take for granted. For such a seemingly simple substance, it has many unexpected qualities. The following are a few of the more interesting facts about concrete and concrete formwork: It’s Been Around for a Lot Longer Than You…

3 Most Frequently Asked Concrete Questions

11 Jan 2016, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Concrete is all around us. We work, live and play in buildings made of it and drive over bridges molded from it. We’ve developed expertly engineered forming products that allow us to craft elaborate concrete structures faster than ever before. Concrete is everywhere we look,…