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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…

How to Estimate Concrete Costs

28 Jan 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

When building a home or supervising a workplace renovation, one thing is for certain – you’re going to need a lot of concrete at the worksite! Concrete purchase cost estimation entails much more than just including the price of concrete per meter. There are multiple…

Common Defects in Concrete Formwork Systems

08 Jan 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

Concrete formwork systems may face several deficiencies that can lead to structural weaknesses and disrupt work, or worse, injure workers. This article will look at some of the common defect found in concrete formwork systems: Formwork Defects Due To Imperfect Design And Construction Practice Any…

Insulated Concrete Forms Expected To Trend In 2019

15 Dec 2018, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

The United States has experienced a dramatic rise in the number of natural disasters. The latest disaster in California, ‘Camp Fire’ resulted in the loss of 85 civilian lives along with 18,804 buildings that were turned to dust. Such widespread destruction is likely to occur…

4 Different Concrete Forms and Their Uses

01 Dec 2018, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

Formwork is used by manufacturing molds made out of certain materials onto which concrete is poured. There are a number of different types of concrete forms used in construction, and the method for choosing one usually relies on the project specifications. Formwork is used by…

7 Amazing Advantages Of Plywood

15 Nov 2018, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

Plywood is a material that is common in construction sites.  It’s often overlooked and underappreciated and yet it one of the most versatile materials to be available for construction purposes. Plywood may be cheap, but its quality and strength are commendable.  No matter where you…

5 Reasons To Rent Your Concrete Forms On Your Next Project

23 Oct 2018, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

With any construction project, the goal is to spend less and get more.  However, buying all the materials isn’t always the best idea.  Concrete forms can be expensive and time consuming to create and can take up significant space in your storage room. Why not rent…

What to Look for in a Shoring Partner

29 Nov 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

To avoid cave-ins, injuries, and fatalities, shores are designed to apply pressure to trench walls during excavations. Not only do they protect employees, but shoring also guards existing structures from damage due to nearby digs. Even shallow trenches pose a fatal threat to the crew on site.  When it’s time for you to…

4 Benefits of Renting Shoring Equipment

22 Nov 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

During construction, excavating the earth at on site is inevitable. Construction workers create trenches that have more depth than width. Although these trenches are beneficial and necessary during construction and alterations, they serve as a dangerous, and potentially fatal, environment.   Cave-ins are the biggest threat to workers in trenches. In fact, hundreds of workers…

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…