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How to Fix Cracked Concrete

04 Jan 2022, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

While concrete is known for being strong, that doesn’t make it indestructible. Even concrete laid carefully can be subject to cracks, which are costly and time-consuming to repair. When the need to repair a crack does arise, it must be done with serious and careful…

Top 5 Construction Industry Trends in 2021

29 Dec 2021, Posted by F.A. in News

Between the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, changing economic conditions, and a new presidential administration, 2021 has proved to be a turbulent year for the construction industry. However, it has also brought a lot of growth and room for innovation. With new technology shifting everything…

Finishing Concrete

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

Once concrete has been appropriately laid, it is often important to leave it with a smooth, durable surface. Achieving this means working quickly and paying close attention to the condition of the concrete in order to avoid weak, damaged, or unattractive slabs. After perfecting your…

Drones in Construction: Are They Necessary?

05 Dec 2021, Posted by F.A. in News

While technological advances over the years have improved the process of construction, the industry is still known to be rather inefficient. Large projects typically take 20% longer than expected to complete and go up to 80% over budget, and many businesses are seeking ways to…

Small Aggregates in Concrete

20 Nov 2021, Posted by F.A. in Tips

When mixing concrete, it’s crucial to get the correct mix of ingredients. One of those ingredients is aggregate, small inert granular materials that influence the properties of the concrete. Before the use of Symons forms for curing, the mix of your concrete will be important…

Concrete Exposure to De-Icing Chemicals

31 Oct 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

If you live in an area with snow, you’re likely familiar with the idea of “salting” the roads, sidewalks, and your driveway throughout the winter. This salt is actually a product specifically crafted to melt ice that can be dangerous when it forms on these…

Dealing with Concrete Moisture

15 Oct 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

When concrete slabs, old and new, have moisture issues, it can be a serious problem in all kinds of construction projects. Bubbling, blistering, and blushing are all possible, especially for concrete that is being set for indoor use. However, just like finding the right concrete…

Cold Weather Concreting

05 Oct 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

While concreting work can be done year-round, there are special considerations to make in extreme temperatures, both hot and cold. Any placement, finishing, curing, and protection of concrete in weather below 40 degrees Fahrenheit for longer than three days is considered cold weather concreting. Generally,…

Top 6 Benefits of Recycled Concrete Aggregates

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

In recent years, recycling concrete has become more popular among builders. When a building is torn down, there is often a large amount of concrete leftover that the industry has begun to tap into. In the past, this waste would have ended up in a…