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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Why You Should Use Split-Face Blocks

Architectural split-faced blocks are perfect for many projects. If you’d like to learn more about what they are, check out our post here. We’re going to dig deeper into why you should consider using them for your next construction project.

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The Benefits of Mixing Concrete On-Site

mixing concrete on-site

When you’re using concrete, you have two options: mixing concrete on-site or mixing concrete off-site. At the end of the day, both options will get you concrete. But which one is better? On-site or off-site concrete mixing? We’ll examine the benefits of mixing concrete on-site.

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