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Top 7 Concrete Admixtures

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

Whether your current project has you searching for laborers, the best plywood for sale, or high-quality concrete, you want to ensure you are using the best possible products. When it comes to concrete, the addition of admixtures before or during mixing can improve quality, manageability,…

Concrete and Weather Exposure

10 Jul 2021, Posted by F.A. in Tips

Concrete is known for being a durable and long-lasting material, but the truth of this perception will vary based on the skill used when laying the concrete initially. In extreme climates, concrete can be negatively impacted even after it has dried and construction workers must…

Superplasticizer in Concrete

30 Jun 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Concrete production relies on a reaction that binds water and cement with fine aggregates (primarily sand) and coarse aggregates (like crushed stone or natural gravel). A relatively small amount of water is usually needed to facilitate this chemical reaction, known as hydration, and to transform…

Who Designs Formwork and Shoring?

16 Jun 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

When you see a finished construction problem, you are looking at the final product of hours and hours of labor, much of which is invisible to the eye. In some cases, equipment is used during the process that, when work is done properly, the average…

6 Ways to Test Concrete Strength On-Site

06 Jun 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

If you’ve ever been responsible for quality control of new construction or assessing the condition of existing infrastructure, you know that on-site evaluation of concrete strength can be a major challenge. Most stakeholders will prefer non-destructive and non-intrusive methods of testing in order to avoid…

Hot Weather Concreting

19 May 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

Construction professionals who work with concrete know that environmental factors can impact concrete properties and the construction operations of mixing, transporting, and placing the concrete materials. One of the factors that heavily impacts this can be hot weather conditions. Understanding how heat, humidity, and even…

Large Aggregate in Concrete

12 May 2021, Posted by F.A. in Tips

When concrete is being mixed, the majority of the volume in the final mixture will be made up of a structural filler called aggregates. These aggregates are what cement paste coats and ultimately binds together, making it an important part of any concrete project. Before…

When Can You Remove Formwork on Columns and Walls?

05 May 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

For any project involving concrete, formwork is a crucial step in the process. The formwork holds any concrete structures in place until it has fully set and can be stable on its own. This is especially critical in walls and columns that will need to…

How to Find a New Concrete Forms Supplier

21 Apr 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms, Tips

When starting a construction project, you want to make sure you are using the best and most reliable materials and vendors. You’re building a structure meant to last and this relies on choosing quality suppliers, rather than something easy or familiar. Of course, sometimes accidents…

How Residential Booms Are Changing the Construction Game

14 Apr 2021, Posted by F.A. in News

Plaza Construction is a construction management firm based out of New York City that has spent recent years focusing on commercial construction projects. Now, they are relaunching their luxury division, Plaza Homes, in order to meet the surging demand in the residential sectors, as well…