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

Revisiting Concrete Pipes: Why They Continue to Dominate

Concrete pipes go back. Way back. Blueprints dated around 1894 detail the construction of a sewer in St. Paul, Minnesota, featuring reinforced concrete pipe installed around 1887. St. Paul and other cities in Minnesota are only now replacing the infrastructure that has been in place for more than 100 years. If that doesn’t speak to … Continue reading Revisiting Concrete Pipes: Why They Continue to Dominate

Comparing material handling conveyors

Our conveyors are not limited to concrete manufacturers. In fact, one of our customers needed a conveying solution for cheese transportation and handling. We designed a conveying system to fit without extreme changes to their current equipment setup. Industries we serve include steel/metal production power/energy mining/minerals recycled materials and, of course, cement To meet the … Continue reading Comparing material handling conveyors

Rapid concrete mixer profiles

We know you have a choice when it comes to stationary mixers. But if you want superior mixing and batching results, purchasing a Rapid International mixer is the best bet. Rapid Planetary Mixer Likes: Mixing precast, brick, glass, mortar or clay materials Body type: Compact A few words about me: Getting to my motor and … Continue reading Rapid concrete mixer profiles

Conveyor Options for Your Concrete Batch Plant

Correctly distributing aggregate is dependent on conveyors customized to your plant's layout. We offer a variety of material handling conveyors to use throughout the batch making process, and we can modify our conveying standards to retrofit many existing plant designs. Shuttle conveyors can filter and deliver aggregate to multiple storage bins quickly and efficiently.   We … Continue reading Conveyor Options for Your Concrete Batch Plant

Is Geopolymer Concrete the Future?

Portland cement concrete is the most commonly used material in the construction industry. The demand for PCC is predicted to rise sharply until 2050. In that time, there is room for technology to improve and new ingredients for batch recipes to be developed.

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