How to Lay Concrete Block

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Concrete block is one of the most useful construction materials. But it is important to learn how to lay concrete block properly. Not properly laying the block could lead to structural weaknesses and therefore the block not being as strong. Learn the best way to lay concrete block so your construction is strong and dependable.

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The Latest in Chicago Construction Trends

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The latest Chicago construction trends are taking the city by storm. And not just Chicago: these trends are extremely popular across the United States. While many trends fade in and out over the years, these have staying power! So if you’re involved in construction, you’ll want to pay attention to these trends.

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There is Mortar the Story: Types of Mortar and Info

While on the surface, mortar seems pretty cut & dry, it turns out there’s mortar–more to, get it?–the story than that! The different types of mortar can actually have a significant impact on your project and how it turns out. Keep reading to find out which one is best for you.

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When to Use Concrete Block

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Concrete block is one of the most versatile construction materials. Its many uses means that you can use it for a variety of projects with great results. At Elston Materials, we provide our customers with high-quality, dependable products so you can create sturdy, dependable construction.

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4 Creative Ways to use Concrete in your Home

We all know the common ways to use concrete in your home: driveways, sidewalks, floors . . . but what about if you want to stand out? Here are some creative uses for concrete in your home so you can make a statement and impress your guests!

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A Slippery Slope: How to De-Ice your Driveway

So far, Chicago’s winter has been fairly mild. However, there’s still a long way to go before we’re safely in spring. As we continue through this winter, the possibility of snow and ice looms large in the not-too-far future. When the ice settles in, you might be tempted to de-ice your concrete driveway. We’ve got tips for properly de-icing so you can clear your driveway without any problems from here on out.

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