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Weather versus the economy

Hopefully this will be our last blog about the weather. It would appear, with temperatures in the 50’s the last few days, that spring has finally arrived. The geese are headed north, birds and squirrels seem to have returned, and … Continue reading

The Earliest Concrete

Everyone knows that all roads lead to Rome, but lesser known is that 5300 miles of those roads were built from concrete. From 300 B.C. to 476 A.D., the Romans used pozzolana cement from Pozzuoli, Italy, to build the Appian … Continue reading

The (WPS Farm) show must go on

Spring may still be just peeking at us over the horizon (Mother Nature assures us it will eventually arrive), which means challenges in construction and agriculture both.  Whether it means planting a little later in the year, or delaying a … Continue reading

5 Benefits of Poured Concrete Walls – A Solid Foundation

Yes, the term foundation is definitely a cliché.  Many people have used it to the point where the word has lost its connection to the actual definition.  While foundation also refers to the support piece under your mattress (I’m used … Continue reading

Hope ‘springs’ eternal

I heard the most glorious sound this morning.  It was just after 5:30 am, and with Daylight Saving Time now in effect, it was once again dark.  The sound?  Trickling water. Yes, trickling water was running through my downspouts.  Why … Continue reading