The 2016 Trend to Invest in This Year

While concrete pavers look lavish, recent innovations have shown increased benefits for communities that use them for side roads instead of asphalt. For example, in Atlanta, Georgia, a city very prone to flooding, city officials had six miles of permeable pavers installed to cut down water backup. Since asphalt is one mass, proper drainage will … Continue reading The 2016 Trend to Invest in This Year

2 Awesome Raw Material Alternatives

While fly ash and Portland cement are the big dogs in terms of raw materials for adding to cement, there are other alternatives ready to make a name for themselves. Silica fume This fine, glass-like powder is collected from electric arc furnaces. This multipurpose concrete mixture is made of water-soluble particles. These particles chemically react … Continue reading 2 Awesome Raw Material Alternatives

Dry Cast Versus Wet Cast

If you’re not well into the concrete industry, the differences in product creation and the reason for those differences can be hard to grasp. With wet cast and dry cast, the differences go further than the product’s manufacturing purposes. Wet cast is a favorite for use in the precast industry. Wet cast is better for … Continue reading Dry Cast Versus Wet Cast

Correcting Cement-Admixture Compatibility Issues

If developing concrete were easy, the world wouldn’t need professionals to tackle the job. However, a big problem facing some in the industry is cement-admixture incompatibility. For the record, when discussing admixtures, we’re referring to air-entraining admixtures, water-reducing admixtures, plasticizers, accelerating admixtures, retarding admixtures, hydration-control admixtures, corrosion inhibitors, shrinkage reducers, alkali-silica reactivity inhibitors, coloring admixtures … Continue reading Correcting Cement-Admixture Compatibility Issues

Dust Control Systems Each of the Standley Batch cement silos comes equipped with a dust control system. The main purpose of the dust control system is to capture the dust generated during the pneumatic filling of the silos. The system is designed for continuous cleaning and the cartridges are replaceable. To learn more about our dust control … Continue reading Dust Control Systems

Aggregate Bin Moisture Control

Improve your concrete quality with Standley Batch’s aggregate bin moisture control. Our aggregate bin moisture control allows you to accurately measure and compensate the aggregate weighing system for the free moisture in the aggregates. Aggregate bin moisture control improves the quality of concrete, delivering the proper yield of aggregate and correcting mixer water targets. A … Continue reading Aggregate Bin Moisture Control

Concrete DIY Projects

Believe it or not, concrete is a very versatile material. It’s not just used in big projects or building, but also for smaller, DIY projects. For all you do-it yourselfers out there, check out this cool list of Concrete DIY Projects for your home: Concrete Clocks   Concrete Planters   Concrete Refrigerator Magnets    Concrete … Continue reading Concrete DIY Projects

All About Silos: Complete Material Handling Systems

Standley Cement and Fly Ash Silos are highly efficient and cost-effective storage systems that readily adapt to your operation. If you need concrete block, ready-mix, dry-mix, precast or prestressed, we can make a custom silo that best fits your needs. Our standard silo features the following: 125 BBL – 1400 BBL Crank handle emergency slidegate … Continue reading All About Silos: Complete Material Handling Systems

Color Batching Systems: Perfectly Mix & Blend Different Colors of Concrete

Standley Batch Systems, Inc. offers color-batching systems for your plant that perfectly mixes and blends different colors of concrete. Our concrete color systems offers exceptional operational cost performance and consistency batch to batch. Add the Standley Multi-Flow Color System to your batching plant for fast and accurate color dispensing. Perfect for mixing powders or granules, … Continue reading Color Batching Systems: Perfectly Mix & Blend Different Colors of Concrete

Now Trending, Residential Concrete Flooring

Concrete is not just for sidewalks; concrete is a new modern choice for indoor floors. Its surface can be finished in various ways—with colors, stains, and aggregates—and given a textured surface or buffed until glassy. Concrete floors are Extremely durable Easy to clean Water resistant As an added bonus, concrete works well with radiant heating, … Continue reading Now Trending, Residential Concrete Flooring