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Concrete Highlights: Exposed Aggregate

Concrete Highlights: Exposed Aggregate

Exposed aggregate concrete is a form of decorative concrete achieved by removing the top layer of cement paste and revealing the underlying aggregate. It’s a great choice for landscaping because not only is it easy to customize but it’s stain and skid resistant too....

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How To Talk Prospects Into a Concrete Driveway

How To Talk Prospects Into a Concrete Driveway

While we can all agree concrete is a superior material, convincing those outside the construction industry can be tricky. Surely after all this time, there are better materials out there, right? Obviously not. We don’t need to spend time convincing you, but you have...

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Revisiting Concrete Pipes: Why They Continue to Dominate

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...

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Could a Skate Park Resurgence Be on the Horizon?

Could a Skate Park Resurgence Be on the Horizon?

Well, the Winter Olympics are finished, and we have our sights set on 2020. Japan caught our attention with one of their Summer Olympic announcements. The Tokyo games will feature a first: skateboarding. While none of us here are about to land a 180 kickflip, we have...

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How to solve most silo problems

How to solve most silo problems

If you’ve been in the concrete industry long, you know that without proper oversight and extensive monitoring, silos can have their share of issues. While most problems lead to a shortened operational life, other problems can put employees in jeopardy. That’s why...

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Zonation in Marine Concrete: Simplified

Zonation in Marine Concrete: Simplified

Reinforced concrete is a go-to for bridges built to last. But not all of those bridges are for freshwater rivers or gaping ravines. A recent study evaluated concrete submerged in the ocean along the Norwegian and Danish coastlines. The concrete tested ranged in age...

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