Using Iron Ore Tailings in Concrete

September 27, 2019 11:48 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In recent years, there have been some studies into and experiments performed regarding the use of iron ore tailings in concrete as aggregates. One study performed in western Australia, where there is a significant amount of iron ore, has been of particular interest to concrete contractors, manufacturers and rock contractors in Lufkin, TX and beyond. The team conducting the experiment used the standard process for making concrete, with several tests conducted to measure some of the concrete’s physical properties at different ages. The results were then compared with those produced by normal concrete with conventional aggregates. Let’s take a brief... View Article

Do Your Concrete Pouring in Lufkin, TX Before the Rains Come

September 13, 2019 11:48 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you know you’re going to be pouring some new concrete or asphalt for a driveway or patio, it’s important to choose the right time of year to complete the project. The rainy season here in Texas isn’t particularly conducive to getting concrete work done, because rainfall can wreak havoc on freshly poured concrete and asphalt. Here’s what you should know about why it’s important to perform concrete pouring in Lufkin, TX before the rainy season begins. Avoiding rainfall after concrete pouring The thunderstorms and rainfall that occur during the late summer and fall in Texas can destroy a fresh... View Article