Constructing the Future with High-Performance Concrete

What do your home, workplace, parking lot, and the longest bridge in the world have in common? The same material that made modern cities and skyscrapers possible. Concrete is the backbone of modern infrastructure and has been for several hundred years. From roads and bridges to huge structures like the Empire State Building, concrete has transformed the world. As humanity …

All about Slab Foundations

Laying the foundations for a new building is a symbolic moment for entrepreneurs and seasoned businesspeople. It represents innovation, enterprise, and the realization of the American dream. The foundation beneath your new building can have a significant impact on your business operations. It is crucial to understand the various types of concrete foundations and choose which one is best for …

7 Reasons to Hire a Professional Excavation Contractor

There is much to consider when turning plans into a fully-fledged construction project. You need to hire contractors, as well as creating a schedule and a financial plan. One of the most significant decisions you will make is whether to use a professional excavation and grading contractor or a series of smaller teams. Here are seven of the top reasons …

3 Challenges Facing Commercial Construction Contractors in Michigan

Commercial construction contractors in Michigan face unique challenges. Keeping pace with ever-changing business conditions and the continual ups and downs of the economy is equally as vital as keeping an eye on the weather elements. The difficulties construction companies experienced during the industry’s early years encouraged us to develop our resources, material supply lines, and construction processes to achieve an …

5 Types of Concrete Foundations

Foundation concrete contractors can choose from several different kinds of foundation types when commencing work on a commercial construction project. The correct type to use depends on the environment and the quality of the soil. 1. Simple footing Sometimes called “individual” or “isolated” footing, this is the most common type of foundation used in construction. It serves as a narrow …

Controlling Groundwater on a Construction Site

Water can cause big problems at a construction site, so it is imperative you choose the appropriate building materials and a location where water is less likely to collect. It is also crucial to utilize strategies that help to minimize moisture exposure long-term. Sometimes – it seems inevitable — it will rain at some point during the construction process. A …

3 Major Challenges of Concrete Work

Concrete construction contractors in Michigan need to overcome three key challenges to successfully use concrete in a commercial building project — cracks from shrinkage, the curling of slab edges, and delamination of the concrete surface. Shrinkage cracks Shrinkage is one of the most common issues faced by concrete construction contractors. Concrete is made of water, cement, and sand and shrinks …

4 Biggest Challenges of Underground Utility Work

Contractors working on an underground utilities service projects face many challenges. These include a lack of utility-related knowledge, maintenance issues, difficulties locating and excavating utility lines, and the risk to property and personal safety involved in doing so. 1. Lack of understanding Open-cut construction still encompasses about 95% of underground utilities service projects and is likely to remain many contractors’ …

All about 3D Printing for the Construction Industry

3D printing technology has been steadily advancing over the last decade. Also called additive manufacturing, it is now being harnessed and developed specifically for use within the construction industry. Perhaps you are wondering how construction printing services could be utilized in your next project. Here you will find an overview of 3D printing in the construction industry, its advantages and …

The 6 Largest Construction Projects of 2018

When it comes to large-scale construction across the globe in 2018, the standout theme is transportation. Some of the biggest projects keeping commercial excavating contractors busy right now are airports and rail infrastructure projects. Some projects have opened this year, many won’t be completed anytime soon, and a couple are so large they qualify as mega projects. Let’s take a …