Preparing a Site for Concrete Placement

Everyone checks out the finished product of company concrete construction. But few give much thought to how a site is prepared for concrete placement. Both the site preparation and the actual pouring demand precision concrete construction. What’s Required for Site Preparation If you’ve ever tried to create even a small cement pad or a short driveway, then you know the …

A Guide to Commercial Concrete Finishing

When it comes to commercial concrete companies Milford, customers look for a company that focuses on and has expertise in just that one area. They want a company others have used and have confidence in the firm’s abilities. Concrete finishing is a task that requires a meticulous touch. What’s Involved in Concrete Finishing? Concrete finishers are skilled, trained tradespeople. They …

Selecting Support Systems for Deep Excavations

If your project involves electing significant digging, then you need to consider a specialist in the area. You need a proven excavation equipment company MI Deep excavations must be made carefully, or like the proverbial house of cards, they will simply collapse into themselves. This requires a company not only with excavating expertise but also several excavating and earth-moving machines …

Protecting Workers During Excavation and Trenching

A construction site is a potential occupational health and safety nightmare if you don’t know what you are doing. Trenching can be especially hazardous. Professional firms like Merlo, however, always employ effective safety measures, considered a mandatory and routine part of the job. We know that when employing professional trenching construction services MI, keeping workers and the public safe are …

Michigan Construction Safety Standards for Concrete

When it comes to quality construction, it is key to find those individuals and businesses that know the proper safety standards for the location state. This way, construction is done right the first time, every time. Adherence to a state safety code also shows a general sense of professionalism in a business, and it is this professionalism that any consumer …

Controlling Silica Exposure in Construction

Crystalline silica (CS) is a substance found in nature. It is a component of, among other things, sand, granite and the earth itself. It is also a persistent danger for over two million workers who are exposed to it in 600,000 U.S. workplaces. The construction industry is particularly affected. That’s why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has strict …

OSHA Concrete Standards

Prior to 1971 accidents in the workplace caused more than 14,000 worker deaths and nearly 2.5 million disabled workers annually. In response, Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requiring U.S. employers to provide safe and healthy working conditions for workers dictated by workplace laws and standards. The …

Subsurface Utility Engineering Requirements

Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) is the overall aspect of mapping underground utilities including pipelines and cable lines to help aid in the design on a site. This complicated process uses geophysics, civil engineering, surveying, and often three-dimensional underground imaging radar. The amount of detail that SUE has stored must be accurate. The SUE remains on file for years and can …

American Concrete Institute (ACI)

The American Concrete Institute, or ACI, is a society for concrete education and standard development for the concrete industry. It works to maintain and update American concrete standards. It has chapters located all over the U.S. and the world including Canada, France, and Saudi Arabia. The ACI headquarters is located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. History of Organization The idea for ACI …

European Concrete Standards

European Concrete Standards

Concrete is made up of three main components: water, cement, and aggregate (a mixture of rock, sand, and gravel). When these three components are mixed, chemical reactions within the cement acts as a strong binding agent to hold the entire mixture together. In Europe, the EU and local governments have set specific standards that concrete manufacturers must meet before it …