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Recycling Fly Ash for Concrete

Building projects and energy production are two industries vital to infrastructure and the economy. At the same time, energy production has negative environmental impacts, and the construction industry is one of the largest consumers of energy.  These two industries combine … Continue reading

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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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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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What is a Concrete Pump?

  A concrete pump is a machine which transfers mixed concrete (i.e. in liquid form) through pipes via a pumping action. Previously, when concrete was needed on a jobsite the materials were mixed onsite and transported via wheelbarrow or bucket. … Continue reading

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