Why You Should Use Rebar in Concrete Construction

Concrete is an extremely versatile construction material. Historically, it is proven to last longer than many other materials thanks to its strength. But concrete can become even stronger when rebar is used with it.

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Elston Materials of Chicago Is a Member of the Masonry Advisory Council

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The Masonry Advisory Council provides free and useful resources to help local contractors, builders, masons, and others of the industry in their respective communities. MAC in Illinois and NW Indiana, per their website, “promotes and markets the benefits of masonry construction, materials, and technologies through educational and informational programs.” We at Elston Materials are proud to be an active supplier to Chicago and a member of MAC. Continue reading

What the Future of Sustainable Construction Looks Like (As It Turns Out, Androids Dream of Cement)

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We’ve all seen Blade Runner 2049 by now, right? While those dystopian landscapes obviously decry modern pollution and lifestyle habits — among many other things — they’re not too terribly off-base. Beside and surrounding all that neon: we see cement used for miles. Concrete construction is the way of the future. The sustainable future. And this isn’t any stranger than (science) fiction.

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