Why Prestress the Exterior Layer of Insulated Wall Panels?
Did you know that many precast concrete wall panel manufacturers do NOT prestress their exterior layer in an insulated sandwich wall panel? In fact, some precasters don’t even use mild reinforcement (steel). They do this because it either cuts costs and/or they don’t have the capabilities to do so. Either way, it’s a loss... Read more »
I’ve Always Noticed A Black Diamond On My Tape Measure, But Had No Idea Why Until Now
Carpenters must know this, but a whole lot of other people do not.
What is the difference between precast concrete construction vs. traditional construction?
When comparing traditional construction versus precast concrete construction the biggest difference is time; precast construction can save you time on-site. Precast construction typically works heavily with the design team in early stages of the project development, and these efforts up front will save time and money for the overall project schedule in the long run. ... Read more »
What Are the Benefits of Precast Concrete?
When looking at a building or other structure, most people won’t give a second thought as to the process used to build it. They might know that it’s a concrete construction, but beyond that, not mu…
How to Clean Concrete Floors
Table of Contents advertisement The proper cleaning technique for your concrete floor depends upon whether you are cleaning interior decorative concrete or standard concrete (i.e the type of floor you would have in your garage). What you will need: Run your dust mop over the floor to pick up any dust and fine particles. Fill bucket with about 1 gallon of warm water and a small amount of mild cleaner or dish soap. DO NOT use ammonia or vinegar as these may damage the finish! Dip wet mop in cleaning solution and wring thoroughly. Mop floor in small sections, rinsing and wringing the mop frequently. Refill bucket with clean warm water and mop again to rinse away any remaining soap residue (again work in small sections, rinsing mop frequently). Additional Cleaning Tips Your…
Cost, Photos, How to, DIY, and Pros
Concrete countertops - Photo gallery, counter top design options, available colors, how concrete counters are made, cracking and maintenance issues, pricing, tips for polished concrete countertops in the kitchen.
Why Concrete Cracks
Concrete is a very durable product that can last decades; however, it can fail due to freeze and thaw of the ground, shrinkage, and settlement. While concrete is very strong as far as compressive strength, …
What is Continuous Insulation?
I realize continuous insulation may have been briefly discussed in prior blogs, but it is a frustrating topic that needs continuous education and discussion. This topic reminds me of an analogy from Mr. Rick Ostgard explaining the concept by using a winter coat scenario. One coat has only strips of insulation, compared to another coat... Read more »
Don't call it asphalt! Roseville tests new concrete program
A pilot program in Roseville has the potential to change the way roads are built and repaired throughout Northern California.
What Goes on at Precast Concrete Plant
Your typical precast concrete plant is a collection of steel forms, lots of rebar and, of course, concrete. Read more on how it’s made.