Safety

Safety shouldn’t be overlooked when working with concrete. Installers should adhere to OSHA guidelines concerning placement and also wear the proper personal protection equipment (PPE). These can include gloves, eye wear, hardhat, dust masks, boots and long-sleeved shirts and pants.

Be Aware of Carbon Monoxide when Using Propane-powered Equipment

Propane-powered burnishers, grinders, trowels, saws and generators are becoming more popular with contractors looking for better results in less time. Propane equipment provides increased power, endless runtime and portability. But carbon monoxide on propane equipment can cause issues. If contractors follow proper safety procedures, however, they can effectively use this […]

A person grinding concrete without the proper PPE

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What Concrete Contractors Should Know About Crystalline Silica

Crystalline silica refers to a naturally occurring class of minerals found in a wide variety of rock. This mineral occurs naturally in virtually all sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks including granodiorites, rhyolites and granites. Its most common form is quartz, which is the second most abundant mineral harvested from the […]

Six new interchanges were created using a double-teardrop shape. Mike Shepherd of Shepherd's Construction Co. Inc. completed work on four of the traffic roundabouts and their associated walkways.

Concrete Streetscapes in Carmel Improve Safety

In 2011, the city of Carmel, Indiana, revamped its major roadway, the Keystone Parkway, as part of a multiphase project to lower the grade under six major intersections. This created new interchanges and no traffic lights for north-south traffic over a five-mile stretch, while six new roundabouts managed east-west traffic. […]

ZipWall’s Pioneering “Dust Wall” System Isolates Concrete Dust in Work Areas

It doesn’t matter how good your dust recovery system may be, but when it comes to working indoors a dust control barrier system is imperative to maintaining clean and happy customers. ZipWall is the award-winning product that offers an effective method to isolating the dust and debris that’s associated with concrete cutting, profiling, or other applications.