Masonry

You might know Elston Materials as Chicago’s #1 Source for Masonry Construction Supplies. However, what exactly is masonry? Let’s investigate a little bit more about one of the oldest construction techniques in the world.

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Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality

Last blog, we talked about carbon neutral concrete and how it relates to the overall path to carbon neutrality. Today, we will explore a little bit about the official Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality, coined by the Portland Cement Association. This Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality outlines actions to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. Since the concrete industry accounts for over 8% of worldwide emissions, the supply chain in the US wants to be the catalyst for change. Read more to learn more about their goals!

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The Rise of Carbon Neutral Concrete

Climate change is impacting millions of people around the world. And with gas prices getting higher in the US everyday, there is a lot of concern about the state of our environment. Here in the US, cement manufacturers have committed to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. One of the ways to achieve that goal is with carbon neutral concrete. Let’s jump in and find out more about this exciting development!

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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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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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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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