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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Concrete vs Cement: What is the Difference?

Concrete vs cement — while the two are very similar materials, there are some important differences you need to know. We break down the major differences between the two as well as how you can ensure your concrete is strong.

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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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Why are Volumetric Mixers Important?

Volumetric mixers are becoming more and more important in the construction industry. Contractors are shifting from traditional concrete pouring to volumetric more each year because these mixers provide a variety of advantages. So why are volumetric mixers important? Read on and find out!

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Tips for Using Concrete Block

Concrete block is one of the most important building units in today’s world. When you’re constructing a project using these blocks, it’s important to know all the tips and tricks. We know high-quality blocks are essential to use, but what else should you be doing? We have 4 tips for using concrete block that will make your project even better!

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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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When to Use Concrete Block

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Concrete block is one of the most versatile construction materials. Its many uses means that you can use it for a variety of projects with great results. At Elston Materials, we provide our customers with high-quality, dependable products so you can create sturdy, dependable construction.

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4 Creative Ways to use Concrete in your Home

We all know the common ways to use concrete in your home: driveways, sidewalks, floors . . . but what about if you want to stand out? Here are some creative uses for concrete in your home so you can make a statement and impress your guests!

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