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Forming America

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…

Concrete Densifier Guide

23 Oct 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

The What   Over the past 15 years, there has been a huge increase in popularity of concrete polishing and densifiers. A densifier is a chemical solution that, when applied to a concrete surface, fills the pores and increases surface density. This creates a harder surface with more strength, making concrete form rental ideal for those…

The Secret Behind Ancient Roman Concrete

09 Oct 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts, Concrete Forms

The modern world was built on the foundation of steel-reinforced concrete. For all its wonders, contemporary concrete isn’t as strong as its ancient Roman predecessor.   Roman concrete structures have stood the test of time, surviving harsh conditions for 2,000 years. Scientists have devoted research to understanding the unique composition…

5 Construction Estimate Mistakes That Could Cost You Big

18 Sep 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

One of the most important jobs in the construction field is the estimating position, because it requires you to be thorough and accurate with cost appraisals. These figures are challenging to calculate because of the sheer number of variables involved.   Providing an estimate that is too high will make your bid less competitive,…

How Concrete Pipes Could Reduce Hurricane Damage

21 Aug 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

Hurricane season is extremely stressful for homeowners, business owners, and city governments who reside on the nation’s coasts. The damage from this natural disaster can be devastating and very costly. Unfortunately, hurricanes are completely unpreventable, but there are ways to reduce the amount of damage to…

Concrete Construction: Joint Placement Guide

14 Aug 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

Pouring concrete is both an art and a science. When concrete is poured, it is in a viscous liquid state that takes shape of whatever it’s put in. As it dries, concrete shrinks, creating cracks and fissures that go beyond the surface.   Despite your best efforts to prevent it,…

4 Considerations for Summer Concrete Construction

12 Jul 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

Pouring concrete during the summer can be a tricky process. Wind, humidity, and high ambient temperature all affect the strength and set time of the pour. In addition to selecting the right concrete forms for sale, there are several considerations to keep in mind when…

Steel-Ply Forms vs. Block Forms

26 Jun 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

If you’re looking to take your concrete projects to new heights, it’s tricky to decide between steel-ply forms and block forms, sometimes known as block outs. The concrete structure your team builds is crucial to the project’s success, so you’ll need something that’s adaptable, efficient,…