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How to Prevent Concrete Bulging

27 Dec 2016, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

When you’re working with concrete, it’s always best to expect the unexpected. Concrete bulging is one of those unexpected things that can bring a construction job to a standstill. It can also increase labor costs and make a project unprofitable. Fixing the problem can be…

Proper Reinforcements for Homebuilding 

28 Nov 2016, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Building a home may not require the same level of planning as a large office building when it comes to concrete forming. Still, getting the job done often requires reinforcements. Knowing which type of reinforcement to use will save you time and money on your…

Common Concrete Construction Problems and How to Fix Them 

07 Nov 2016, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

Concrete construction is an art form. So many factors can keep the concrete from turning out satisfactorily for you and your customer. This fact creates the need for constant monitoring and troubleshooting. Problems with concrete are worth considering when looking at concrete forms for sale,…

Why Choose Single Sided Formwork? 

31 Oct 2016, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

Concrete forming can throw curve balls at you. You have a system that works for most applications, but every once in a while you get to a point in planning a concrete forming job where curtain style formwork just won’t cut it. Maybe the thickness…

The Importance of Blind Side Waterproofing

17 Oct 2016, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Blindsided forming is becoming the method of choice as nearby structures, property lines and terrain limit excavation on today’s construction sites. Companies who want LEED credit also opt for blindsided forming as less excavation is required for a blindsided wall system. Blind side concrete forming…

Concrete Anchors: Bonded vs. Mechanical 

28 Sep 2016, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

Your crew works hard on the jobsite, but so do the tools that you use. Anchors are one of the tools crews use to get the job done. On the jobsite anchors help keep forms in place for a blindsided wall system. Knowing the difference…

Tips for Hot Weather Concrete Construction 

30 Aug 2016, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

Your workers can work all day in the heat if they have enough water and food to keep them going. Concrete is much less forgiving. Seventy-seven degrees is the tipping point where things start to fall apart for concrete work. If you don’t take precautions,…

Concrete Formwork – Conventional Vs. Engineered

17 Aug 2016, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

As a construction contractor you know the importance of good equipment for safety and efficiency. The right concrete formwork can reduce the headaches on your job that prevent smooth work flow. It’s important to consider how the differences between conventional and engineered formwork play into…

Safety Tips for Working with Concrete

12 Aug 2016, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

Safety on the job builds trust for your crew and keeps you from tangling with worker’s comp claims. In order to create an ideal work environment, safety has to be considered on all levels. Working with concrete requires vigilance that goes beyond just a casual…

Why the Quality of Your Shoring Matters 

01 Jul 2016, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

Concrete is a tough building material. It is used to build everything from houses to the world’s tallest skyscrapers. It creates strong structures when it has hardened but during pouring it requires heavy duty forming and shoring equipment to hold it in place. Many contractors…