Going Green in Construction

Now, more than ever, it’s important to consider going green in construction. And if you’re looking to make your build more green, we have some helpful tips for you. Read on to learn more about how Elston Materials can help you create a green build that doesn’t sacrifice any quality.

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Summer Construction Tips: How to Prepare

Summer is on its way and with it comes the most popular construction season in Chicago! With so many people looking to start new construction projects as the weather warms up, you’ll want to avoid mistakes when starting your project. These summer construction tips will help ensure your construction project runs smoothly from start to finish.

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Our Top Concrete Pouring Tips

Concrete pours are a critical part of any project. Any problems with the concrete pour can have a ripple effect and cause many serious problems down the line. Here are some concrete pouring tips to ensure your job goes smoothly.

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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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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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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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