Thanks to Portland cement, concrete became a signature construction material.

What Is Portland Cement?

People tend to use the terms “cement” and “concrete” interchangeably; however, they are different materials. Cement is actually an ingredient of concrete. Concrete is a mix of aggregates and paste. The aggregates are sand and gravel, while the paste consists of water and Portland cement. But what is Portland cement? Read on to learn more…

Tilt-ups offer many advantages compared to competing construction methods.

What Is Tilt-Up Construction?

The term “tilt-up” was coined in the 1940’s to refer to a construction method that is quick and cost-effective and eliminates the formwork that is necessary for pour-in-place concrete walls. An Apt Term As you will see, the name is quite apt, since this construction method entails casting slabs of concrete horizontally on the construction…