Category: Concrete

Tips for Choosing the Right Flooring Option For Your Industrial Plant

When you’re looking for the right flooring option for an industrial plant, it’s important for you to consider a number of factors, including how durable a floor is, how safe a floor is, and how easy it’ll be to keep a floor clean. There are a bevy of flooring options and floor coatings that can… Read more »

The Different Types of Concrete Foundations For Industrial Buildings

Choosing the right type of concrete foundation for an industrial building is one of the most important decisions you’ll make during construction. If you pick the wrong concrete foundation, it might not be able to support the weight of your building or stand up to the weather in your area. There are three main types… Read more »

Why Concrete is Sustainable Building Material

Did you know concrete has quite a few qualities that make it one of the most sustainable building materials around? Let’s take a look at a few things that make concrete as sustainable as they come. It lasts for a long time. Unlike many other building materials, concrete will not rust, burn, or sustain other… Read more »

Winning the War: Concrete Good for Combat and Construction

When Major John Spencer was deployed to Iraq as an infantry soldier back in 2008, he knew that he would learn a lot about war and everything that goes along with it. What he didn’t know, according to a piece he penned for the Modern War Institute at West Point, was that he would also… Read more »

Scientists Develop New Flexible, Super Durable Concrete

Concrete is a very durable material, but it isn’t invincible. After a considerable amount of time or wear and tear, it can crack, creating a problem for you and your business. Thanks to a group of researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, however, these issues may soon be a thing of the past. The… Read more »

Reviewing the Three Common Types of Concrete Foundations

The key to any good construction project is a good foundation, especially when it comes to concrete. However, when it comes to concrete foundations, there are a few different options to consider. Let’s examine the three most commonly used types of foundations with the help of Concrete Network. T-Shape A T-shape foundation is typically used… Read more »

Maximizing the Strength and Durability of Your Pour

Installing concrete is a laborious task – one often best left to the experts. Unfortunately, concrete can easily crack when subjected to tension, which is why it is important to create a reinforced foundation for stability. For maximum strength and durability, the following tips should be followed when pouring concrete. Properly Excavate the Earth Although… Read more »

When to Worry About Foundation Cracks

Finding a crack in your building’s foundation can be scary, and immediately makes you worry about the safety of your structure and the people inside of it – not to mention the potentially huge expense of fixing a foundation. Some cracks, though, are nothing to worry about, while others do need immediate attention. How do… Read more »

A Best Time to Pour Concrete?

With winter winding down and spring and summer arriving shortly, that means outdoor projects will soon be started as well. Many of these will involve the pouring of concrete to start. Before you go ahead and start pouring, be sure that you’re doing it under the optimal weather conditions. Considering concrete needs to dry once… Read more »

New ‘Thirsty Concrete’ Could Transform Paving

It’s no secret that after a while, concrete takes a beating and starts to crack and break down. There are many reasons for this, but one of the biggest is water and its transformation into ice. However, there has been a recent advancement in concrete that could forever change how water affects it. Tarmac, a… Read more »