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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…

8 Things You Need to Know About Glass Rebar

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

Traditionally, any concrete construction project you could imagine would have involved the use of steel rebar to provide the rigidity and structure necessary. However, the same rigidity that helps concrete forms can also have drawbacks, including the added weight of steel and its vulnerability to…

Top 5 Takeaways from COVID-19 for Construction Companies

05 Sep 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…