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Concrete Facts

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…

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…