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 Build the Best Outdoor Kitchen

This holiday season, outdoor celebrations are becoming more popular than ever! But if you want to have a great outdoor celebration, you’ll need an outdoor kitchen and entertaining area. If you have the space, or already have an outdoor eating area and are looking to make improvements, here are some ways to make it great. Host the perfect outside holiday with the best outdoor kitchen.

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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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Benefits of Using Split Face Block

benefits of split face block

Split face block is beneficial for many reasons, and as a result many contractors use it. Here are some of the top reasons you should consider using split face block for your next project.

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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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Sealing Concrete: What to Do and What Not to Do

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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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