5 Creative Uses for Concrete Block

We all know that concrete block is essential for construction. But what if you have block leftover from your construction project? Or what if you simply want to do something different with it? These 5 uses for concrete block will let you stretch your creative muscles and add some beautiful touches to your home.

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Finding the Best Small Job Concrete Suppliers

Sometimes, you don’t need large amounts of concrete–sometimes, you’re working on a job that requires only a small amount of concrete. So what’s the best small job concrete suppliers? We have all the information you need for finding the best in Chicago.

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How to Resurface Concrete: 6 Easy Steps

Summer is here and all those pesky repairs you’ve been putting off since spring are waiting for you. One of the most common repairs we see is the need to resurface concrete, especially after a harsh Chicago winter with plenty of snow and ice–and ice melt chemicals. These 6 easy steps to resurfacing concrete will get the job done quickly and correctly!

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Masonry and Concrete: What is the Difference?

The phrase “masonry and concrete” gets thrown around a lot in construction. But what does that actually mean? And what are the differences between the two? We’ll break it down so you can have an easy guide.

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How is Split Face Block Made?

Split face block is one of the more interesting building materials. It has many advantages and is often use for building exteriors, especially in cities. But how is it made? And how does that affect its quality? We’ve answered all your questions about it.

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Are You Prepared for Chicago Construction Season?

The snow is finally melting, sunlight is lasting longer, and spring is in the air! While it’s not Chicago construction season just yet, we’re almost there. As you prepare for the projects you’ve got coming up, make sure you’re getting the best supplies available. These are some of the most in-demand Chicago construction materials so you can hit the ground running!

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Main Advantages of Ready Mix Concrete

Ready mix concrete has many advantages. These four major advantages are main reasons why we’re seeing more and more people shift to ready mix.. Looking for ready mix? We have those answers too. Learn why you should consider ready mix for your next project.

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How to Prevent Concrete Cracking

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As the weather changes and concrete expands and contracts, it can begin to crack. Obviously you don’t want to deal with the stress and expense of fixing these concrete cracks. Take these four steps when you pour concrete in order to prevent concrete cracking.

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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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