Category Archives: Concrete Finishing

Concrete finishing techniques

Concrete finishing is the process of crafting the exposed layer of concrete for long term use. The finishing process helps protect the concrete and can increase safety, as well as add a design. There are many different types of finishing … Continue reading

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The Importance of Properly Curing Concrete

Curing is one of the final steps in concrete production that occurs after placement and floating and has significant impacts for the strength and durability of the finished product. When choosing a concrete contractor, it is important to select one … 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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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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Career Opportunity for Skilled Reinforcing Steel Detailers

Are you an experienced Reinforcing Steel Detailer in Seattle who wants to work in the fast paced world of a large commercial contractor? Then look no further than this exciting career opportunity offered from The Conco Companies. Conco is one … Continue reading

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The Aggregate in Concrete  

The Conco Companies offer a range of services that include quality concrete formwork, reinforcing, place and finish, and shotcrete.  We also own a fleet of construction hauling trucks and operate one of the largest pumping companies in the U.S.  Our … Continue reading

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The Importance of Concrete to the World Economy

Right behind water, concrete is the second most widely used substance in the world, and as such, it is an enormous industry with billions of tons produced annually.  In the United States alone, it is a $200 billion industry and … Continue reading

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Concrete Pumps are Given a Workout on the Panama Canal Project

While we are not a part of the project, we nevertheless find the engineering feat fascinating on both a professional and personal basis.  The expansion of the Panama Canal will not only double the capacity of the Canal but allow … Continue reading

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Concrete Pumps are Used to Place Shotcrete

As part of our work on the 73 stories, 1,100 feet (335m) tall Wilshire Grand project in downtown Los Angeles, we will also be placing shotcrete for the vertical concrete in the subterranean levels.  Our crew will pump approximately 80,000 … Continue reading

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New High-rise Project in San Jose

The Conco Companies are providing concrete services for One South Market, a new high-rise residential tower that is being constructed in downtown San Jose at the corner of Market and Santa Clara streets.  The project broke ground in June, 2013 … Continue reading

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