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

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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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJx1LffM9pM 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