Concrete Block and Paver Industry Growth

Stamped concrete and pavers have come a long way in the last few decades – so much so that experts are predicting an annual industry growth rate of 6% through 2024.* Research and Markets, a firm dedicated to understanding industry trends, reports that the stamped concrete market overshadows other sectors, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. … Continue reading Concrete Block and Paver Industry Growth

Reinforced concrete alternative for 2020 and beyond

We’ve been using steel for centuries, with evidence suggesting steel tools have been around for 4,000 years. It wasn’t until the 1850s, however, that the Bessemer process, a technique for mass producing steel, was discovered. The steel industry exploded, as well as the use of reinforced concrete.  While still one of the strongest building materials … Continue reading Reinforced concrete alternative for 2020 and beyond

Prepping for Tomorrow’s Carbon Challenges

There is no substance as strong as concrete. However, cement, the main ingredient in concrete, has a huge eco footprint, and the process for creating concrete is energy intensive. With more and more companies and nations making zero-carbon pledges, things could quickly get challenging within the concrete industry. Carbon regulation It’s no secret that carbon … Continue reading Prepping for Tomorrow’s Carbon Challenges

3 Critical Strategies for Optimal Material Handling Plant Operation

When it comes to moving product, anything that slows down the process translates to profit loss. That’s why it’s important to work with an established plant designer when building or retrofitting a material handling plant. Here are three ways to optimize your production output. 1. Get your plant’s layout right The layout of a material … Continue reading 3 Critical Strategies for Optimal Material Handling Plant Operation

How to Find Qualified Employees for Your Precast Concrete Organization

Rebuilding efforts after the wildfire and hurricane damage last year are still underway. Unfortunately, with hurricane season starting up, there's a chance more destruction could follow. There's a lot of work to be done, and more might be around the corner. If your precast organization is feeling the pressure to fill orders, you're not alone. … Continue reading How to Find Qualified Employees for Your Precast Concrete Organization

Concrete Highlights: Exposed Aggregate

Exposed aggregate concrete is a form of decorative concrete achieved by removing the top layer of cement paste and revealing the underlying aggregate. It’s a great choice for landscaping because not only is it easy to customize but it’s stain and skid resistant too. In recent years, industry leaders have pushed the boundaries with exposed … Continue reading Concrete Highlights: Exposed Aggregate

How To Talk Prospects Into a Concrete Driveway

While we can all agree concrete is a superior material, convincing those outside the construction industry can be tricky. Surely after all this time, there are better materials out there, right? Obviously not. We don’t need to spend time convincing you, but you have to convince potential customers. Use some of the points we highlight … Continue reading How To Talk Prospects Into a Concrete Driveway