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Safer Sidewalks: De-Icing Concrete is Here

13 Mar 2017, Posted by F.A. in News

Winter weather can be hazardous — just ask anyone who’s had a moment of panic when their car skids on ice, or felt their feet go out from under them on a snowy sidewalk. Hitting a patch of ice is scary on its own, but…

Should you Rent Your Shoring Equipment?

06 Mar 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

In the concrete forming industry, businesses are often faced with the question of whether to buy or rent their shoring equipment. There are many factors that can make both options profitable, depending on the circumstances. Knowing what’s best for your business could mean the difference…

What Type of Formwork Does My Construction Project Need?

27 Feb 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

Formwork is no small part of a construction job, involving expenditure of up to 20 to 25% of the cost of the structure. The type of formwork used for a construction project should allow for speed and ease of install while being versatile and durable….

Concrete Forms — Steel vs. Wood

22 Feb 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

Formwork is a necessary part of every concrete forming construction project. In an industry that continues to evolve, it’s a good idea to periodically reevaluate the forms and methods you’re using to determine if they’re the best choice for maximizing company profitability. If you are…

Are Poured Basements Better?

13 Feb 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

When considering how to make basement foundations and walls, it is important to weigh the advantages of a poured concrete wall versus the convenience of a block walls. Contractors should consider more than just ease of build when choosing foundation structures — the longevity and…

How to Prevent Cracking in Poured Walls

06 Feb 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

Many seemingly perfect concrete walls have cracks that show up months, even years later, affecting not just the aesthetics but also the integrity of the wall itself. Concrete can and should be controlled by joints in spite of the fact that cracking is a natural…

Small Home Project: Build or Rent Forms

18 Jan 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

The main goal of a do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement project is to get the job done while spending the least amount of money possible. If you’re a DIY person considering a small home project with concrete forming, it may be tempting to quickly assemble makeshift…

7 Tips for Efficient Concrete Construction

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

Concrete construction is always on a timetable determined by the properties of the concrete as it cures. Since so much is determined by the readiness of concrete, it is important to be as prepared as possible, so that concrete’s timetable doesn’t turn into a time…

6 Tips for Perfecting Poured Concrete: Vibration

01 Jan 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

Poured concrete can have problems that greatly affect the overall quality of the pour, such as bug holes, honey combing, and cold joints. Problems that commonly occur when using shoring equipment are mitigated by use of a concrete vibrator, which consolidates concrete and refines the…