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WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN EXPECTING CONCRETE

August 10, 2017 / By Groupa Concrete

You’ve gone over the quote, signed the contract and paid the deposit for your concrete project. For many, concrete work is not an everyday event and so, the proceedings of such a job are foreign in their nature. In today’s blog, we’re going to be taking a look at what the various steps used for […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER CONSTRUCTION AND MATERIALS USED IN CONCRETE

June 29, 2017 / By Groupa Concrete

Proper construction and the use of proper materials can go a long way when it comes to increasing the longevity of your project. This is why it is important to understand what the desired traits of a completed concrete project are. The general consensus on desirable traits are strength, durability and watertightness. The strength of […]

WHY POURING CONCRETE IN THE RAIN SHOULD BE AVOIDED

June 23, 2017 / By Groupa Concrete

As the rain season continues to ravage Ontario, many may find themselves asking as to why their concrete jobs are being postponed. In fact, the rainfall being experienced now is the highest it has been in 60 years according to the Toronto Star. Searching on the internet, one may find sites claiming that concrete can […]

THE HIDDEN TRUTH ABOUT CONCRETE VS ASPHALT

May 25, 2017 / By Groupa Concrete

Potholes are a familiar sight all across Ontario, especially after winter. Their appearance after the cold months, snow plowing and salting, leads in turn to an endless cycle of seek out and repair or worst, road closures, complete demolition and replacement. With all the advances in human technology the question then stands as to why […]

CONCRETE FOR SWIMMING POOLS

May 23, 2017 / By Groupa Concrete

As the warm season approaches, home owners may find themselves either in need of freshening up their existing concrete job around their pool, or adding one in to combat the hot summer days ahead. Though the choice may seem simple to some, there are still factors to consider when selecting the type of job that […]

EFFECTS OF RAIN ON FRESH CONCRETE

May 11, 2017 / By Groupa Concrete

One big concern many property owners have during this time of year is how rain will affect the pouring of concrete. It is no secret that concrete pours are generally rescheduled for a day without rain, as concrete does typically require a period of 24 to 48 hours to cure in order to reach its […]

STAMPED CONCRETE PATIOS

May 2, 2017 / By Groupa Concrete

Home owners are often faced with a dilemma of whether or not investing into a stamped concrete patio is worth it. While one should consider whether or not it is best suited for your needs before leaping into the decision, you will find that with the versatility and durability of concrete, the sky is virtually […]

INSULATED CONCRETE FORMS

April 7, 2017 / By Groupa Concrete

There has been a growing trend as of late in construction with the use of insulated concrete forms (ICFs). With all the advantages this technology has to offer, there is little surprise why it is taking the industry by storm. In addition to being a product of Canadian roots, there are also many advantages to […]

CONCRETE SLAB TRACKS

November 18, 2016 / By Groupa Concrete

Concrete slab tracks are a trend that has been gaining popularity rapidly in Europe and with Britpave’s new report, `The whole life (and other) benefits of concrete slab track’, it’s no small wonder why. In it they write that there are several advantages to using concrete slab tracks over the traditional ballasted track, even though […]

REBAR

October 21, 2016 / By Groupa Concrete

You may recognize the steel bars or mesh of steel wires that are used in concrete at construction sites but might not be sure what their purpose is. This is rebar which is short for reinforcing bar, and is also known as reinforcing steel or reinforcement steel. The use of rebar in construction came about in the […]

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