Concrete – Imbuing New Life in the National Infrastructure of America

The slew of measures needs to be taken to overhaul America’s infrastructure, that include massive investments in public works in order to upgrade the existing infrastructure, comprising of airports, bridges, ports, roads, tunnels and waterways. The key material which will be used – concrete, and the key players- contractors of NYC and the surrounding areas…

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Factors that Affect Cost Estimates for Concrete Constructions

Cost estimation is anything but simple, and for concrete constructions in NYC, preparation of precise and accurate cost estimates, even for the experienced cement contractors like Tony’s Masonry, requires sufficient time and effort. Commercial and residential concrete project costs are influenced by different factors, a few of which are common for both. What are those…

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Simple and Effective Steps to Repair Damaged Sidewalks

Like other cities and towns, uneven sidewalks are a common sight in NYC too. Sidewalks, in the initial years of construction remain smooth and even, but over time, they can become uneven and develop cracks. While it could well be the result of workers’ error at the time of construction, excessive exposure to moisture, weather…

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Why Concrete is the Best Choice for Paving Projects

Homeowners looking for paving services often come across the difficulty of choosing between asphalt and concrete. While experienced contractors in Manhattan favor concrete on account of the numerous benefits it provides, the number of asphalt pavings have also increased in the past few years. In order to relieve homeowners from the dilemma of selecting the…

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How to Repair a Cinderblock Foundation

An appropriately constructed cinderblock foundation surpasses poured concrete in compression strength and requires an experienced foundation contractor and skilled bricklayers to complete the job properly. A flawed foundation has cracks and water leakage issues, damaging the structural integrity of the house. In worse scenarios, foundation walls also begin to bend inwards to the point of…

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Impact of Trends Related to Cement Admixtures on the Market

One of the most commonly used materials for binding in the construction industry is cement. When cement is mixed with water, stone chips and sand, we get what is known as concrete. Another common term used by cement contractors happens to be admixtures. What are admixtures and why are they used by cement contractors? They…

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