Monthly Archives: June 2017

The Importance of Curing Concrete Properly

At The Conco Companies, we have experience placing any type of concrete for a broad range of projects and in a variety of weather conditions.  Our crews use several different methods for curing concrete as it is determined by the … Continue reading

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New Fixes for Concrete Spalling

Concrete spalling and cracking, sometime referred to as concrete cancer, is caused by rebar corrosion and can affect buildings and other concrete structures.  Once the steel reinforcing in a concrete slab begins to rust, the steel rust can expand up … Continue reading

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Reactive Powder Concrete

Reactive Powder Concrete (RPC), which is also known as Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC), is a combination of portland cement, silica fume, quartz flour, fine silica sand, high-range water reducer, water, and optional additives.  The Portland Cement Association explains that reactive … Continue reading

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Fiber Reinforced Concrete

  Fiber reinforced concrete (FRC), a type of reinforced concrete that uses a fibrous substance to increase structural strength, durability and ductility, is a subject of new research and developments.  In FRC, short, discrete fibers are uniformly distributed and randomly … Continue reading

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Time and Cost-saving Trends in Concrete Construction

    At The Conco Companies, we make it a point to stay up-to-date on the latest concrete news and innovations, and implement new ideas and technologies designed to save our customers time and money as well as to create … Continue reading

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Concrete Pumps Available Along the West Coast

The Conco Companies have owned and operated one of the largest concrete pumping companies in the United States for over 40 years.  To remain a leader, we continue to invest in new concrete pumps to provide customers one of the … Continue reading

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Tilt-up Construction Offers Several Benefits

      Tilt-up construction, also known as tilt-slab or tilt-wall, is a construction technique in which concrete wall panels are cast-on-site and tilted into place.  It was first used in America around 1905, and patented in 1908 by Robert … Continue reading

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