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What Types of Concrete Forms Can I Rent?

13 Nov 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

One of the easiest ways for a construction company to lower their costs and put green, environmentally friendly practices into play is to rent concrete forms that can be used multiple times. These concrete forms are used to hold freshly poured concrete in place while…

How Concrete Forms are Contributing to Sustainable Construction

06 Nov 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

Sustainable construction has become very important to many clients, and construction companies that don’t look into sustainable building methods are going to find themselves losing contracts. Some people believe moving to this approach is a major investment in time and money, but it doesn’t have…

Back to Basics: Construction Contracts 101

30 Oct 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

Whether you’re signing a new client or negotiating a rental agreement for Symons forms, it’s a good idea to take a step back and review the basics of your agreement. This will help remind you of the core concepts of the project and its short-term…

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…

The Ultimate Formwork Safety Checklist

18 Sep 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

Improper construction of formwork can damage the structurally integrity of your jobsite, as well as pose a threat to the well-being of those you’ve hired to get the job done. As you set up your construction site, hopefully utilizing the services of a concrete form…

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…

Adaptive Reuse: Unleashing a Building’s Potential

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

Many older buildings simply get demolished to make way for new construction but doing so isn’t always the best use of the existing structure. Some of these buildings have become historic landmarks or, at the very least, a fixture in their city or neighborhood. Tearing…

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.