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The Recipe for Concrete: An Introduction to Concrete Components

Concrete is a fairly simple construction element when you consider its basic ingredients: cement, aggregate, and water. This perceived simplicity, however, belies the unique and often complex ratios and variations of its basic ingredients which are combined to create concrete … Continue reading

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Popular Shotcrete Uses

Shotcrete is a placement method of concrete. It is not a type of concrete itself, but a method that throws concrete at a high velocity toward a target surface. Like other innovative concrete technologies, such as foam concrete, shotcrete has … Continue reading

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The What and Why of Concrete Restoration

Concrete is a very durable and long lasting building material. However, under certain conditions concrete may need to be repaired. This can be due to damage, such as that caused by a seismic event, an error in the original placement, … Continue reading

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The history of the LA Memorial Coliseum and its new renovation

The LA Memorial Coliseum has become a mainstay of Los Angeles events over its one hundred years. Originally commissioned in 1921 to memorialize the veterans of World War I, it was re-dedicated to all veterans in 1968. The Coliseum opened … Continue reading

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Patios and Walkways – Decorative concrete that weathers the elements

Concrete can be a cost effective, durable, long lasting and an aesthetically appealing material for floors, patios, and walkways. It is a relatively maintenance-free building material that only requires resealing approximately every three years. It can also be designed to … Continue reading

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A Runner-up for the “2017 Subcontractor of the Year” Award

The Conco Companies are proud to report that Conco Pumping was recently honored as a runner-up for the 2017 Subcontractor of the Year Award from the American Subcontractors Association of Southern California.  The awards are designed to recognize the various … Continue reading

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Conco Receives the Prestigious “2017 Charles J. Pankow Jr. Award”

The Conco Companies were recently recognized for our concrete services on the new Wilshire Grand Project with the “2017 Charles J. Pankow, Jr. Award” from the American Concrete Institute’s Southern California Chapter.  The Charles J. Pankow Jr. Award was established … Continue reading

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