Advantages of Starting Construction in the Fall

Summer is the busiest construction season in Chicago. You can hardly drive down the street without running into some sort of construction project. If you have an upcoming construction project and summer was too busy, you don’t have to push it off until next spring! There are some big advantages of starting construction in the fall, so read on to see if this is right for your project!

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Summer Construction: Are You Prepared?

Summer is here and that means summer construction! Are you prepared for the busiest construction season? Here are some ways you can get and stay prepared as summer and the most popular Chicago construction season approaches.

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3 Things to Know Before Starting Construction

When you start a construction project, there’s a lot to take in. When to start, where to get your materials, how long will it take…there’s a lot of factors! So it’s important to do your research before beginning the project. Here’s 3 things you should consider before starting construction.

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What are Architectural Split-Face Blocks?

Architectural split-face blocks can be very helpful to your construction project. At Elston Materials, we offer several types of this block. But what exactly are they?

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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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Benefits of Using Concrete

With so many materials on the market today, it can be tough to decide which to use for your project. However, concrete has several benefits it’s impossible to deny. Consider why you should use concrete in your next project.

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Some Constructive Thoughts on Why Your Materials Matter

Now more than ever, we consider the far-reaching effects of our choices and the items we use. This isn’t limited to masonry and construction, either. Your average homeowner just a decade or two ago might not have been able to tell you what materials their home was built with. But times are changing. The construction materials we choose — and where we get them — matter. Not only to contractors and builders, but to all of us. Whether you own or rent your property, chances are you’re invested in that very building’s impact. Continue reading