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Forming America

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…

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,…