All About Cement Blocks

Cement block are the fundamental building blocks–excuse the pun–of many construction projects. There are plenty of different types of these blocks, and each have their own strengths. We have some helpful info about each block’s strengths and weaknesses.

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How to Prepare Construction Sites for Winter

Winter is quickly approaching, and if you have ongoing projects, you need to know how to prepare construction sites for winter. There are several ways to prepare construction sites for the winter months, and these are some of the most important.

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Benefits of Using Split Face Block

benefits of split face block

Split face block is beneficial for many reasons, and as a result many contractors use it. Here are some of the top reasons you should consider using split face block for your next project.

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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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