Get the Best Chicago Masonry Supplies

When you need masonry supplies, you want the best. Get the best Chicago masonry supplies at Elston Materials, Chicago’s #1 masonry and construction supply company. Find out why we’re the contractor’s choice for masonry supplies and building materials!

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Why Shop Local Chicago Construction Companies?

This year, we’ve seen a big push to shop local. And we couldn’t agree more. But while the focus of this push is often on artisan wares, it applies to the construction industry as well, especially the concrete and masonry supply side. Learn why it’s important to shop local Chicago construction companies.

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All About Concrete Stamps and Textures

Concrete stamps and textures can help you add extra to your concrete pour. These stamps and textures allow you to add patterns or detail to your concrete driveway, walkways and more!

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How to Repair Cracked Concrete

With weather and temperature changes, concrete can crack fairly easily. When you’ve got cracked concrete, it can look unsightly and become annoying. Here are three easy steps to repair cracked concrete so you don’t have to worry about it any longer.

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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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Concrete is Fireproof: Fact or Myth?

We’ve talked a lot about the benefits of using concrete, and we know that it is a strong building material. But the question of whether or not concrete is fireproof is an interesting one.

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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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Spring Concrete Driveway Maintenance you Need to do

As Chicago’s weather changes and spring arrives, you can’t forget to care for your concrete driveway–or for any outdoor concrete walkways you have. Don’t miss out on this spring concrete driveway maintenance and keep your driveway in great condition!

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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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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.

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