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What Makes Concrete the Best Choice of Construction Material?

Take a walk or drive around cities or some residential estates, and you will realize that concrete has become a popular choice of material used in many of today's structures. A properly-built concrete structure offers numerous exceptional advantages for building owners, contractors, architects, engineers and many more. A lot of of these benefits serve to lengthen the useful life of the construction. The benefits that make concrete material so much sought-after in the construction industry include the following: Read More 

Questions About Exposed Aggregate to Discuss With Your Concrete Contractor

Exposed aggregate is a material that is added to concrete and which is meant to be seen along the surface. An aggregate can be added for a number of reasons and is a good choice when you're having your driveway and home's walkways repaved. There are many different types of aggregate that can be added and they all look different and function differently, so you need to discuss your options with your concrete contractor before work begins. Read More 

Drilling Concrete Safely: Five Safety Supplies You Need for DIY Concrete Drilling

Concrete drilling can be hard work, and unfortunately, it can also be a little dangerous for the person controlling the drill. Luckily, if you have the right safety essentials, you can make your concrete drilling experience as safe as possible. Here are five items you need to stay safe: 1. Tight-fitting work clothing Whether you buy or hire concrete drilling equipment, it can easily get caught on loose clothing. Don't use the machinery with loose hanging clothing. Read More 

The Different Types of Scaffolding Construction Managers Can Use in Their Projects

Scaffolding serves as a security and a precautionary structure installed on the exteriors of buildings while workers are performing various construction activities such as repairs, cleaning or building. Scaffolding is usually made of wood and metal poles and used by construction personnel. This article looks at the different types of scaffolding, their characteristics and advantages and how construction managers can optimise their usage. Self-Supporting Scaffolding This is the most frequently used type of scaffolding by construction teams and is built from the base upwards; additional support might be essential if the scaffolding will be long or required to carry heavy weights. Read More 

Using Insulated Concrete Forms Translates Into an Energy Efficient Home

Winter is always a harsh taskmaster, calling for greater commitment to non-renewable sources of heat. In regions where electrical power is produced in oil or coal-burning facilities, electricity is not only costly but also proves to be a drain on scarce commodities. One way to reduce the high demand for these limited resources is to construct a home which needs little heating while at the same time experiences little or no heat loss. Read More