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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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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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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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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Where Chicago Contractors Go to Buy Supplies &Materials

A lot of time and work go into the making of a business. Here’s what turned us into the premier source for Chicago construction supplies and masonry needs. The contractors go to Elston. Continue reading