Why Should You Trust Ready-Mix Concrete

When you need concrete, there are a few different routes you can take to pour the concrete. You can go the traditional route with a traditional concrete mixer, or you can go the new route: ready-mix. But should you trust ready-mix concrete? Here are a few of the reasons why you should.

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How to Build a Concrete Driveway

When you’re starting a project and need to build a concrete driveway, you have several options. You can hire a contractor, or you can take on the construction yourself. If you’re looking to start your own project, this is the information you need.

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How to Fix Concrete Cracks

Concrete requires you to maintain it carefully. And sometimes as it encounters wear and tear, it can crack. Of course, no one wants their concrete to crack, but if it does, what can you do? We’re here to help with tips on how to fix concrete cracks. Follow these steps and you’ll be able to repair your concrete in no time.

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How Volumetric Mixers Save Money

Volumetric mixers are a crucial element to any construction project looking to pour concrete. Not only are they incredibly useful and create strong concrete, but they also help save money too! Learn more about how volumetric mixers save money and why you should consider them for your next project.

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Benefits of LEED Certified Block

There are many benefits of LEED certified block. When you use this for your next project you’ll be contributing to creating greener builds and a more sustainable construction future. Learn more about the benefits to these blocks as well as where you can get the most reliable LEED certified block.

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Split Face vs Concrete Block: What is the Difference?

Split face vs concrete block: what’s the difference? Which one should you use for your next project? And while both types of block are made from concrete, they have some big differences. Here’s what you need to know regarding these two types of block and how you can determine what you need.

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Why You Should Use Volumetric Mixers

Should you use volumetric mixers? As they become more popular in the construction industry, we’ve set out to examine why this is and if you should use them yourself. These are a few of the most popular reasons to use these mixers at your construction site.

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Tools at a Glance: Reinforcing Wire

Reinforcing Wire is a crucial element of many construction projects. Learn more about this tool and and why it’s so important. Should you use this reinforcing wire for your next project? Is it necessary? We have the answers to all your questions!

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Discover High Quality Cement Blocks

At Elston Materials, we’re proud to offer high quality cement blocks. Our blocks offer many things that other companies can’t promise, and we are proud to provide contractors and DIY-ers alike with quality blocks that will last a long time. Learn more about why our cement blocks are the best around.

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Winter Construction Pros and Cons

Winter is rapidly approaching and with it comes the question: do I start construction now or wait for spring? Whether or not you should start winter construction is a complicated question–and made more complicated based on location. It might not be a big deal to start construction in November if you’re in Miami, but Chicago winters are notorious for lots of cold and snow. We’ll tackle some of the biggest pros and cons of winter construction so you know if it’s right for you.

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