July is one of the busiest construction months in Chicago and beyond. There are more workable days to get bigger projects done. Chicago is also a center for innovation in construction and design. Therefore, this blog will recap of some of the big July Chicago construction news. Read on to learn more!
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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.
Concrete vs Cement: What is the Difference?
Concrete vs cement — while the two are very similar materials, there are some important differences you need to know. We break down the major differences between the two as well as how you can ensure your concrete is strong.
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.
Should I Use Cement Blocks or Bricks?
Using cement blocks or bricks is an important choice. You have to decide which is better for your construction project, and that depends on several factors.
Mortar Construction: Everything You Need to Know
If you’re looking to start a construction project that uses mortar construction, you have to educate yourself on everything that using mortar construction means.
The History of Concrete
Concrete is one of the strongest materials in the world, and it’s been around since ancient times. Why is concrete so important around the world? It’s all in the history of concrete.
The Advantages of Using 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.
Masonry Basics: Bricks, Blocks, and How It's All Made
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 →
Concrete of Pure Reason
Great customer service is about more than intuition. As the #1 Chicago concrete supply house, and after decades of business, we know this very well. Continue reading →