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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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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Differences between Cement and Concrete Explained

Despite the terms cement and concrete being used rather interchangeably, the truth is that cement is actually an ingredient of concrete. Concrete is a mixture of aggregates such as water and cement along with paste. It needs to be understood that Portland cement is not the name of a specific brand of cement but is…

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Myriad Uses of Concrete Slabs

Concrete slabs have become fairly common structural elements in modern buildings. Thick concrete slabs are commonly used in the construction of ceilings and floors, while leaner ones (at times called ‘mud slabs’) are used for exterior paving. In various industrial as well as domestic buildings, thick concrete slabs, supported directly on the subsoil or on…

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Construction Materials and Practices Over the Years

Since prehistoric times, humans have always felt the need to build homes or shelters for themselves and their families. With time, as civilizations expanded and people learnt about new techniques and materials to build their homes, the surroundings began to look different. Engineering and architecture flourished and masonry techniques evolved- the most marked changes were…

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