The Benefits of Mixing Concrete On-Site

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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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What is the MBE Certification?

If you visit the “about us” page on our website, you’ll see that we have a MBE Certification listed. But what is this certification and what does it mean for our business? More importantly, what does it mean for you?

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Mortar Construction: Everything You Need to Know

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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.

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What are Architectural Split-Face Blocks?

Architectural split-face blocks can be very helpful to your construction project. At Elston Materials, we offer several types of this block. But what exactly are they?

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Why Are We the #1 Chicago Construction Supplies Source?

There are a lot of great Chicago construction supplies companies. But we’re the #1 source for contractors in Chicago. So what makes Elston Materials a great Chicago construction supplies company?

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How is Concrete Made?

Concrete is a crucial building material, especially to Chicago. Chicago features several incredible concrete buildings, and the material has been used all over the world. Concrete is one of the oldest building materials and will continue to be crucial to construction for many decades to come. But how much do you know about it? How is concrete made? We’ll answer that today. But first:

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Some Constructive Thoughts on Why Your Materials Matter

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Now more than ever, we consider the far-reaching effects of our choices and the items we use. This isn’t limited to masonry and construction, either. Your average homeowner just a decade or two ago might not have been able to tell you what materials their home was built with. But times are changing. The construction materials we choose — and where we get them — matter. Not only to contractors and builders, but to all of us. Whether you own or rent your property, chances are you’re invested in that very building’s impact. Continue reading