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
At the start of every year, we pack our bags and head across the country to visit with current and new customers at industry trade shows. These trade shows also give us a great opportunity to meet other concrete and masonry professionals from around the world. Which trade show will we see you at? … Continue reading Concrete trade show season 2018
The time has come to evaluate 2017’s budget and plan for next year. While the future is never certain, we’ve compiled a few predictions you should consider as you create next year’s goals. 1. Interest in decorative concrete is on the rise As the economy grows and more millennials buy homes, low-maintenance features are … Continue reading Planning for 2018: 4 Things Construction Professionals Need to Know
Add the Standley Multi-Flow Color System to your batching plant for fast and accurate color dispensing. With the flexibility to use either powdered or granular pigments, our system allows you to switch between the two with zero modifications or downtime. From blocks and pavers to precast panels and bagged mixes, the Multi-Flow Color System will … Continue reading Precast’s Top Secret: The Standley Multi-Flow Color System
There’s a lot of buzz around our region as our neighbors at Southeast Missouri State University gear up for the solar eclipse happening next week. Cape Girardeau will be in complete darkness at an unusual time: 20 minutes after 1 in the afternoon. Or when the moon will completely block out the sun. Even if … Continue reading It Came From Outer Space: Lunar Concrete
Building with concrete comes with numerous benefits; however, precast and prestressed concrete includes these features: Rapid installation time Usable for complicated or simple projects No need for mixing trucks on-site Ideal for organizations with a set project flow In addition, precast concrete is used for a variety of construction projects, including residential buildings, roads, bridges, … Continue reading Reduce Waste by Choosing Precast
It’s no secret we’re fascinated with concrete and methods for using this versatile construction component. Learn why we believe prestressed concrete is a building material of choice in our latest blog post.