Concrete and Rain

Concrete and Rain

August 8, 2022

We get it, weather in Michigan can have a mind of its own. This can be a real struggle when dealing the ever-changing conditions. Pop-up rain showers and thunderstorms can prove to be quite a challenge when navigating concrete pours, especially during the summer months. What are some of the issues that can be caused by rain, and what can you do to be prepared in the field and minimize the damage that could be caused by these pop-up threats?

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Are Expansion Joints Needed in Concrete at Regular Intervals?

Are Expansion Joints Needed in Concrete at Regular Intervals?

July 26, 2022

There is a long history of using expansion joints in concrete for various reasons. The primary thought is to allow for future thermal expansion of the paved surface while minimizing stress buildup, potential cracking, and possible blowups in hot weather. However, with proper design of the concrete pavement, along with good construction practices and adequate maintenance, concrete does NOT need expansion joints at regular intervals throughout the paved area.

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How Much Does Concrete Really Cost?

How Much Does Concrete REALLY Cost?

June 16, 2022

Whether installing pavement, building a new home, store, or warehouse, or taking on a remodeling project, the construction materials you choose will often depend on your budget. Today’s construction industry is facing unprecedented and ongoing supply chain disruptions that are causing steep increases in the costs of building materials. Fortunately, concrete has not been significantly impacted.

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Types of Concrete

Types of Concrete

May 10, 2022

DID YOU KNOW THAT THERE ARE NUMEROUS TYPES OF CONCRETE to meet your project needs?

Concrete is one of the most widely used and versatile construction materials in the world. In fact, it is the second most widely used material in the world next to water. A simple mixture of natural ingredients—cement, aggregate, water—creates a plastic, malleable material that can be formed into any shape you want. When it hardens, it becomes as strong as rock with the durability and sustainability to last a lifetime—and longer. That’s pretty fantastic!
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Concrete Sustainability

April 25, 2022

How Can Concrete Be Environmentally Friendly?

Concrete is considered one of the most sustainable building materials on the planet due to its long life, low life-cycle cost, safety, and reliability. It also provides energy efficiency and resilience following natural and man-made disasters. By those attributes alone, concrete is a plus for the environment. There are also lots of other great factors to consider.
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Portland Limestone Cement

Portland-Limestone Cement is Here, This is what you need to know.

April 13, 2022

The concrete we use every day to build our driveways, patios, sidewalks, parking lots, highways, and structures must be durable and resilient to withstand Michigan’s variable weather. At the same time, we must be aware of the effect our work can have on the environment. Every year we place such a large amount of concrete that even minor changes or enhancements to the formulation can have a noticeable effect on our carbon footprint.

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2022 Construction Forecast

March 2, 2022

Today's construction industry is facing many challenges including rising material costs, material shortages, delays, and lack of labor and construction. Even before the pandemic made its appearance, contractors were worried about labor, trade wars, and profitability.

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Questions to Ask Your Concrete Contractor

Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Concrete Contractor

February 10, 2022

If you’ve chosen concrete for your driveway or parking lot, you’ve made a great choice! Concrete is durable, versatile and low maintenance. However, having a quality end product involves more than just selecting the right material—you also need the right contractor to execute the work. But how do you choose one?

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Concrete Parking Lots 101: What You Need to Know

Concrete Parking Lots 101: What You Need to Know

February 1, 2022

If you’re considering concrete for your parking area, you’re on the right path! When designed and properly constructed, concrete parking lots are the strongest and longest-lasting parking pavement surfaces available. They also enhance curb appeal.

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Is Concrete Better Than Asphalt? How do you choose?

Is Concrete Better Than Asphalt?

January 26, 2022

Choosing the right paving material for your parking lot, driveway or patio project is a major decision. How do you determine whether concrete or asphalt is the better choice for your project? Beyond aesthetics (concrete allows many more options for decorative colors and patterns), multiple factors go into making the right decision. These include:

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