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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What is Masonry and Why is it Important?

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What is masonry? Why is it so important? These age-old questions have long plagued those outside the industry. But no more! We’re here with the answers to your questions.

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The Benefits of Mixing Concrete On-Site

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When you’re using concrete, you have two options: mixing concrete on-site or mixing concrete off-site. At the end of the day, both options will get you concrete. But which one is better? On-site or off-site concrete mixing? We’ll examine the benefits of mixing concrete on-site.

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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

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

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

You Ask, We Answer: How Is Concrete Actually Made?

Concrete is among the most sustainable materials available today. So what exactly makes it “green,” and how is it made? Continue reading

Where Chicago Contractors Go to Buy Supplies &Materials

A lot of time and work go into the making of a business. Here’s what turned us into the premier source for Chicago construction supplies and masonry needs. The contractors go to Elston. Continue reading