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Top 5 Takeaways from COVID-19 for Construction Companies

30 Aug 2021, Posted by F.A. in News

Each construction project requires significant hours of labor and depends on quality materials to get the job done right. In 2020, construction companies learned how a global pandemic can affect labor, materials, and other aspects of completing a project safely, swiftly, and effectively. Between finding…

Fly Ash in Concrete

24 Aug 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Fly ash is a fine powder, a byproduct of burning pulverized coal in electricity-generating power plants, and a pozzolan, or a substance that contains aluminous and siliceous material which forms cement when introduced to water. When mixed properly, fly ash forms a material similar to…

Can You Add Water to Concrete On-Site?

24 Aug 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Because concrete is one of the few building materials that can be impacted after transport, the addition of water to concrete is one of the biggest challenges faced by many construction sites today. Ready-to-mix concrete requires the addition of water, but many people prefer to…

Different Types of Concrete Formwork Ties

10 Aug 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

Learn how to secure the correct concrete formwork ties for your concrete forming project. There are many different types of concrete formwork ties utilized across construction sites every day, and the right types of concrete formwork ties provide the safety standards and quality execution every…

When Can You Remove Formwork on Elevated Slabs?

30 Jul 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

As one of the most important building materials used in construction, proper care and use of concrete is critical to the success of a project. From finding the best concrete forms for sale to placement and curing, there is a science to properly using concrete…

Top 7 Concrete Admixtures

20 Jul 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Whether your current project has you searching for laborers, the best plywood for sale, or high-quality concrete, you want to ensure you are using the best possible products. When it comes to concrete, the addition of admixtures before or during mixing can improve quality, manageability,…

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…

Superplasticizer in Concrete

30 Jun 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Concrete production relies on a reaction that binds water and cement with fine aggregates (primarily sand) and coarse aggregates (like crushed stone or natural gravel). A relatively small amount of water is usually needed to facilitate this chemical reaction, known as hydration, and to transform…

Who Designs Formwork and Shoring?

16 Jun 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

When you see a finished construction problem, you are looking at the final product of hours and hours of labor, much of which is invisible to the eye. In some cases, equipment is used during the process that, when work is done properly, the average…

6 Ways to Test Concrete Strength On-Site

06 Jun 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

If you’ve ever been responsible for quality control of new construction or assessing the condition of existing infrastructure, you know that on-site evaluation of concrete strength can be a major challenge. Most stakeholders will prefer non-destructive and non-intrusive methods of testing in order to avoid…