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

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Concrete trade show season 2018

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

Precast’s Top Secret: The Standley Multi-Flow Color System

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

Reduce Waste by Choosing Precast

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

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