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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,…

Your Construction Equipment Rental Guide

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

Heavy equipment rentals, including concrete form rentals, are on the rise, and getting easier as technology progresses. Roughly 5,000 businesses make up the heavy equipment rental segment, and contractors continue to give them business in hopes of saving on cost and storage. Whether you’re looking…

Concrete Forms Just Got Greener 

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

Second to water, concrete is the second most utilized material on the planet. In the U.S. alone, concrete forms for sale  make up a $37 billion industry that employs over 2 million workers. With 10 billion tons produced each year, concrete is a crucial resource that…

5 Common Causes of Single-Sided Form Failures

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

Contractors are challenged with placing new, solid structures up against existing concrete walls or other difficult materials that divide property lines. There are two options for them: blind sided or single-sided forms. A blindsided wall system uses specialty devices or two-sided forms to fill the…

Steel-ply Forms vs. Aluminum Forms

15 May 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Because they don’t warp like conventional form wood material, steel and aluminum are common concrete forms for sale in the market. They both have their advantages and pitfalls. Steel is heavier to lift, but it’s stronger and more durable. Aluminum, on the other hand, is…

6 Innovations in Concrete for 2017

02 May 2017, Posted by F.A. in News

Concrete may be rigid and stiff once it cures, but concrete innovation is far from stagnant. Many new innovations are in the mix for 2017. Some of them are already being used in a widespread way in the construction industry, while others are just in…