Methods for Monitoring Concrete Strength

Traditional methods for monitoring the strength of concrete usually require some destruction of the final product. While the test is not applicable for all situations, core extraction, or core cutting, is a fairly accurate way of determining strength. Since a minimum thickness is required for core extraction and the strength of the extracted cores can … Continue reading Methods for Monitoring Concrete Strength

How Your Plant Can Measure Up to Your Projects

At Standley Batch Systems, Inc. we work with the best materials available to ensure your plant functions to the highest degree. The material of our choice for our plants is Epoxy-Coated Rebar. Fast facts: Epoxy-coated rebar is used in more than 65,000 bridges across the U.S. Epoxy coating is the second most powerful prevention for … Continue reading How Your Plant Can Measure Up to Your Projects

Are You Monitoring the Most Potentially Destructive Ingredient in Your Aggregate?

As a concrete manufacturer, you should be well familiar with Abram's law: a mixture's water to cement ratio determines the concrete's strength. In other words, excess water means weaker concrete.  Serious concrete producers use precise tools for measuring their aggregate contents. And if you're not measuring moisture condition, you could be compromising your entire batch. … Continue reading Are You Monitoring the Most Potentially Destructive Ingredient in Your Aggregate?

The Controversial Pipe Materials Debate: Concrete versus Plastic

  Reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) continues to provide drainage solutions for projects all across the world, but some are beginning to wonder if the alternative, corrugated high-density polyethylene pipe (HDPE), is the better investment. On the surface, plastic pipes seem more affordable than precast pipes. However, as is the case with most products available at … Continue reading The Controversial Pipe Materials Debate: Concrete versus Plastic

How to Make Concrete Last

In Missouri, the weather has been unpredictable this past summer, and we’re sure winter will follow suit. Every month this year was the hottest on record. Last summer was set to be the wettest in 121 years, and this year the lack of rain is taking its toll on farming. With the growing demand for … Continue reading How to Make Concrete Last

The Ingredient Your Concrete Needs

As a baby-powder like substance, Fly Ash is becoming one of the most important substances for the efficient production of concrete. So, what exactly is Fly Ash? Fly Ash is the remaining fragments from burned coal. Various equipment, like electrostatic precipitators or bag houses, collect Fly Ash as it burns off coal. The exact formula … Continue reading The Ingredient Your Concrete Needs

Celebrating 110 Years of One of the Best Manufacturing Methods Around

Imagine Ancient Rome. Think armor, the colosseum, marble surrounding you on all sides. Now imagine Ancient Roman aqueducts. See the repeating arches perfect in their symmetry, spanning across the channel and overflowing with water. Ancient Romans had it right years ago with their complex aqueduct system. They built these structures by relying on molds for … Continue reading Celebrating 110 Years of One of the Best Manufacturing Methods Around