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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How to Lay Concrete Block

type of standard concrete block. learn to lay concrete block

Concrete block is one of the most useful construction materials. But it is important to learn how to lay concrete block properly. Not properly laying the block could lead to structural weaknesses and therefore the block not being as strong. Learn the best way to lay concrete block so your construction is strong and dependable.

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The Latest in Chicago Construction Trends

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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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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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How to Prepare Construction Sites for Winter

Winter is quickly approaching, and if you have ongoing projects, you need to know how to prepare construction sites for winter. There are several ways to prepare construction sites for the winter months, and these are some of the most important.

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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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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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