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Branding Yourself is a Key to Success

Whether you’re a large company or a small company, branding yourself is very important.  It’s not just the company that needs it; you need to be branding yourself as well.  Personal branding is just as important as a corporate brand … Continue reading

Jointing

There are two types of concrete- concrete that has cracked, and concrete that will crack. Cracking in concrete is inevitable, the best the contractor can do is try to control the cracking. There are two basic strategies to control cracking. … Continue reading

Is 2014 a different animal than other years?

I have been in the concrete construction industry for 12 years. So far, 2014 has been a year unlike others. Here is what I mean: Late start – finding frost in the middle of May; We are not in Siberia. … Continue reading

Concrete Testing—what is it, how is it done, and why is it done?

Part 3—What is concrete testing? Test cylinders One of the most important tests of concrete, usually done in commercial construction projects, is the cylinder test. Basically, samples of concrete are placed in a cylinder 6” in diameter by 12” tall. … Continue reading

Concrete Testing—what is it, how is it done, and why is it done?

Part 2—What is concrete testing? Air entrainment Another common series of tests is to determine air entrainment, or air content, of the concrete. Air content is critical in many applications of concrete, as it provides workability to freshly poured concrete, … Continue reading