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Concrete and Weather Exposure

10 Jul 2021, Posted by F.A. in Tips

Concrete is known for being a durable and long-lasting material, but the truth of this perception will vary based on the skill used when laying the concrete initially. In extreme climates, concrete can be negatively impacted even after it has dried and construction workers must…

Large Aggregate in Concrete

12 May 2021, Posted by F.A. in Tips

When concrete is being mixed, the majority of the volume in the final mixture will be made up of a structural filler called aggregates. These aggregates are what cement paste coats and ultimately binds together, making it an important part of any concrete project. Before…

How to Find a New Concrete Forms Supplier

21 Apr 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms, Tips

When starting a construction project, you want to make sure you are using the best and most reliable materials and vendors. You’re building a structure meant to last and this relies on choosing quality suppliers, rather than something easy or familiar. Of course, sometimes accidents…

How Would a Change in Minimum Wage Affect the Construction Industry?

07 Apr 2021, Posted by F.A. in Tips

The minimum wage has been in the news often lately. A failed provision in the latest Coronavirus relief package proposed a change to $15 an hour- the first change since it was raised to $7.25 in 2009. However, all indications are that Democrats in Congress…

Questions to Ask Yourself When Bidding on a Shoring Project

24 Mar 2021, Posted by F.A. in Tips

Any construction project is a big undertaking—not only are these projects financial investments, but they also require time, attention, and a lot of work. Shoring projects are no different and when you begin bidding for one, you can expect a lot of questions from the…

The Importance of Marketing and Branding Your Construction Company

10 Mar 2021, Posted by F.A. in Tips

One of the biggest challenges for business owners everywhere is properly marketing and branding your company. This is such a challenge because of how important these strategies are to promoting your business. Even with the best business in the industry, without effective marketing and branding,…

Future Designs for Fast Food Restaurants in 2021

15 Feb 2021, Posted by F.A. in Tips

As contactless delivery becomes more of a requirement for businesses to stay open, restaurants are going back to the drawing board. Quick service restaurants (QSRs) are investing in new ways to serve their customers. They are being forced to figure out how to re-configure the…

Every Contractor Needs to Be Aware of These Potential Tax Changes

08 Feb 2021, Posted by F.A. in Tips

It’s safe to say that everyone is still figuring out the aftermath of 2020 and its impact on businesses. With the new year ahead, business owners feel a cautious sense of optimism about the year’s potential for financial growth. Of course, with this growth also…

What Type of Plywood Is Used for Roofing?

26 Jan 2021, Posted by F.A. in Tips

Plywood is a favorite material for many builders because of its water resistance, structural stability, and relatively low cost. These qualities also make it a great choice for the sheathing that covers the rafters on the roof of a building. But another material, oriented strand…

4 Reasons Why Construction Documentation is Important During COVID-19

30 Oct 2020, Posted by F.A. in Tips

Like many other sectors, the construction industry has had to adapt in response to COVID-19. Construction sites implement additional safety measures to reduce the risk of contracting and spreading the virus. Owners, investors, and stakeholders are more concerned about the economy and how the coronavirus…