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Why use Prestressed Concrete vs. Cast-in-Place Concrete? What is Precast/Prestressed Concrete?
The short, salesperson’s answer is “it’s a superior building material.” Now I’m sure long before you reach the end of this you will have figured out that I’m not a salesperson. Whether it be because of the fascination I have with the manipulation of material properties, because of the lack of wordsmithing prowess that engineers... Read more »
Top 10 Reasons to Use Precast Walls
Top 10 reasons to use precast walls for your next project: Precast concrete insulated walls provide energy benefits that can exceed the benefits of mass or insulation used alone in the varying climate conditions we see in the upper Midwest regions. Precast concrete walls act as thermal storage to delay and reduce peak thermal loads.... Read more »
See what happens when an ICF wall is exposed to a frigid
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW LONG IT WOULD TAKE FOR THE HEAT TO TURN ON WHEN AN ICF WALL IS EXPOSED TO A FRIGID -31°F? We placed an R-24 ICF wall* in the middle of a test chamber. The temperature on one side of the chamber was reduced to -31°F, while the temperature on the other side was maintained at 70°F by a heat source.
How to Save Money by Repairing Concrete
Concrete can buckle or crack, and needs to be repaired and replaced. Homeowners want to know how to save money by repairing concrete versus replacing it.
What Decking Materials Are the Best Value?
What Decking Materials Are the Best Value? - MWP Building Supply gives you advice on which materials make the best deck for your home
How To Build Concrete Steps and Stairs
Building concrete steps doesn't have to be difficult. If you want to learn how to build concrete steps just follow my step by step directions.
What Do You Know About Concrete Floors?
You'd think that after all these years we would know all there is to know.
Dakota Crossing is coming along nicely
Dakota Crossing Location: Sisseton, SD General Contractor: Ankeny Builders Inc Architect: Ankeny Architects, LLC Engineer: Innovative Structural Solutions, P.A. Description: Wells provided 60 insulated wall panels – 10” Carbon cast wall panel x 12’ wide with a combination sand blast and waterwash finish, with a white concrete smooth form front entry. For more information about... Read more »
How to Recycle Electronics and Scrap
Scrap metal prices vary based on various factors it is a simple way to do your part in protecting the environment as well as earning a bit of extra cash.