Caring for your Concrete Driveway in the Cold

In Chicago, winter is officially upon us. The cold and snow have already moved in and promise to stay for several months. You know how to care for your house and car in the cold weather, but have you thought about your concrete driveway? It’s just as important to consider keeping your driveway maintained this time of the year. Here are some tips on how to do that:

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The Advantages of Using a Volumetric Concrete Mixers

As a family owned and operated business, Elston Materials is dedicated to providing clients with the best masonry results. As part of our effort to deliver unparalleled service – at a reasonable cost – we depend on volumetric concrete mixers. The advantages are irrefutable.

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A Few of Our Masonry, Brick, and Construction Supplies At A Glance

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When it comes to masonry, brick and construction supplies, we offer Chicago with an affordable cost and exceptional quality. Curious what’s in our inventory? We’re happy to share a few of our popular items!

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Concrete and Chicago's Famous Architecture

In the Windy City, you’d better be sure your structure is sturdy. Now we all know the moniker pertains to politics, but as it turns out Chicago really does have a reliable backbone. What’s it made out of? None other than concrete.

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Masonry Basics: Bricks, Blocks, and How It's All Made

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Bricks are literally the building blocks of masonry. We use them for creating structures and pavement every day. You probably live or work in a building made of bricks, or you walk on streets or sidewalks of them. The brick material is so useful because it’s incredibly long-lasting and strong, but what it’s actually made up of — and what the different kinds are used for — can vary a lot. Here’s the deal. Continue reading