All About Concrete Stamps and Textures

Concrete stamps and textures can help you add extra to your concrete pour. These stamps and textures allow you to add patterns or detail to your concrete driveway, walkways and more!

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Advantages of Starting Construction in the Fall

Summer is the busiest construction season in Chicago. You can hardly drive down the street without running into some sort of construction project. If you have an upcoming construction project and summer was too busy, you don’t have to push it off until next spring! There are some big advantages of starting construction in the fall, so read on to see if this is right for your project!

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5 Concrete Construction Tips

We do a lot of work with concrete construction at Elston, so we’ve compiled 5 of our top concrete construction tips. These tips will make your construction easier and help prevent problems.

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How to Repair Cracked Concrete

With weather and temperature changes, concrete can crack fairly easily. When you’ve got cracked concrete, it can look unsightly and become annoying. Here are three easy steps to repair cracked concrete so you don’t have to worry about it any longer.

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Elston Materials named in Top 10 Ready-Mix Concrete Companies in Chicago

Last month, Elston Materials was featured in Chicago Construction News as one of the Top 10 Ready-Mix Concrete Companies in Chicago. We’re so honored to have been included in this list!

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Tools at a Glance: Diamond Blades

When starting construction, you’ll need a variety of different tools. It’s always best to go into your project with a list of everything you’ll need instead of realizing halfway through that you need a specific tool, causing delays. Stay away from delays and stay informed about the many uses of all the construction tools. This week we’re focusing on diamond blades.

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Sealing Concrete: What to Do and What Not to Do

sealing concrete requires you to be informed. Find out about our sealing concrete do's and don'ts

When you’re planning on sealing concrete, there are many tips and tricks you should know. We’re covering some of the most important do’s and don’ts when it comes to sealing concrete, so you can avoid any mistakes and successfully seal your concrete. Whether it’s a driveway, patio, countertop, or floor, this will help your sealing process go as smoothly as possible.

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What is Decorative Concrete?

Concrete is one of the most versatile building materials. You can use it for floors, driveways, countertops, patios, walkways, and more! But what if you don’t want your floors or walkways to look like standard concrete? And what if you want your concrete driveway to have a more unique look? Well that’s where decorative concrete comes in!

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Summer Construction: Are You Prepared?

Summer is here and that means summer construction! Are you prepared for the busiest construction season? Here are some ways you can get and stay prepared as summer and the most popular Chicago construction season approaches.

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Top 5 Rainy Season Construction Tips

Rainy season construction can be a hassle, but it doesn't have to be

Well, it’s officially rainy season in Chicago! This year’s been especially rainy, and all that rain can affect your construction projects! When you’re taking on rainy season construction, it can seem like a hassle to try to work around the weather and get everything completed. Here are 5 tips to make your rainy season construction project as hassle-free as possible.

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