The Latest in Chicago Construction Trends

backyard construction and tips on how to seal patio

The latest Chicago construction trends are taking the city by storm. And not just Chicago: these trends are extremely popular across the United States. While many trends fade in and out over the years, these have staying power! So if you’re involved in construction, you’ll want to pay attention to these trends.

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There is Mortar the Story: Types of Mortar and Info

While on the surface, mortar seems pretty cut & dry, it turns out there’s mortar–more to, get it?–the story than that! The different types of mortar can actually have a significant impact on your project and how it turns out. Keep reading to find out which one is best for you.

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All About Cement Blocks

Cement block are the fundamental building blocks–excuse the pun–of many construction projects. There are plenty of different types of these blocks, and each have their own strengths. We have some helpful info about each block’s strengths and weaknesses.

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Sealing Concrete: What to Do and What Not to Do

sealing concrete requires you to be informed. Find out about our sealing concrete do's and don'ts

When you’re planning on sealing concrete, there are many tips and tricks you should know. We’re covering some of the most important do’s and don’ts when it comes to sealing concrete, so you can avoid any mistakes and successfully seal your concrete. Whether it’s a driveway, patio, countertop, or floor, this will help your sealing process go as smoothly as possible.

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Elston Essentials: Construction & Masonry Materials You Can't Work Without

Find construction supplies to get the job done properly. Mortar like Maxi-Mix is the crucial foundation to your work. (Plus, Maxi-Mix will make your life as a contractor or builder easier.) Plan to cut precisely and efficiently with diamond blades. Choose the right rebar. And stock up on everything else — from edgers to trowels to levels — that you might need to get the job done. Continue reading