Category Archives: building trends

Conco’s Cellular Concrete Services

As one of the leading commercial concrete contractors in the nation, The Conco Companies provide the Western United States with a wide range of concrete services including producing and placing cellular concrete.  Also known as foam concrete, cellular concrete provides … 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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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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ICF Wall Systems

Insulating Concrete Form (ICF) systems are being used in everything from single story buildings to 20+ story high-rises.  Common types of projects include single and multifamily residential housing, hotels, offices, educational and healthcare facilities, manufacturing and warehouse buildings and others. … Continue reading

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Developing a More Durable Concrete Using Acid Mine Drainage

    The University of Michigan is conducting an interesting study that involves developing a more durable concrete using raw acid mine drainage from abandoned mines in Northeast Pennsylvania.  The research is focused on whether the impacted water, taken from … Continue reading

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Formwork Services from the Experts

        Along with our broad range of commercial concrete services including pumping, shotcrete, rebar fabrication and installation, trucking, and design/build, The Conco Companies also offer superior formwork.   This all-important temporary structure is designed to contain and mold … Continue reading

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