Monthly Archives: October 2014

Reinforcing Steel in Concrete

Reinforcing steel is used in the construction of bridges, buildings, skyscrapers, residential homes, warehouses, foundations and roads to increase the strength of the concrete in addition to providing the support to hold the structure up. It offers many economic advantages, … Continue reading

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More Concrete Terminology

The Conco Companies have been providing the best value on concrete services and products along the West Coast since 1959. We are honored to be a part of many noteworthy projects being constructed throughout the area and bring that same … Continue reading

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Building Facts for the Salesforce Tower

The Salesforce Tower in downtown San Francisco is one of The Conco Companies more recent projects and we are currently preparing to do another huge mat pour for the Tower. This new undertaking will be the largest continuously pumped mat … Continue reading

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How Pozzolan Additives are Used in Concrete?

To understand what a pozzolan is and how the addition of one can benefit concrete, we need to define the term. The American Concrete Institute defines a pozzolan as, “a siliceous or silico-aluminous material that will, in finely divided form … Continue reading

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More Concrete Terms

Looking for exceptional commercial concrete services?   The Conco Companies are a leading provider in the Western U.S. and have years of experience in the industry.  We assist our clients with eliminating or reducing technical difficulties and costly delays by creating … Continue reading

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What is Slump in Concrete?

In concrete terminology, slump is used to describe a measure of consistency in a specific batch of fresh concrete. To determine the slump, a simple test is done to measure that the proper amount of water has been added to … Continue reading

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Concrete Terminology – Learn the Terms

At The Conco Companies, we are involved in many of the most notable projects throughout the Western United States, and as such, we have experience with all kinds of concrete construction. Furthermore we are committed to using our extensive knowledge … Continue reading

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Concrete Specific Terminology

The Conco Companies are one of the nation’s premier commercial concrete contractors. Our scope of projects is vast and we have experience in most every type of concrete construction, and as leaders, we have worked to advance the concrete industry … Continue reading

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Air-entrained Concrete

The Portland Concrete Association (PCA) defines air-entrained concrete as containing billions of microscopic air cells per cubic foot. These tiny chambers or microscopic bubbles act as reservoirs to allow water to expand when subjected to freezing temperatures and helps to … Continue reading

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The Addition of Fly Ash to Concrete

Over the last several years the use of fly ash in concrete has been fully documented to demonstrate a benefit in both the mechanical and durable properties in concrete structures according to the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA). So … Continue reading

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