Pouring at the Right Temperature

Why Fall in Ottawa May Be The Best Time for Pouring Concrete If you were too busy over the summer to pour a new concrete driveway and are worried about colder weather affecting your work, there’s good news! Pouring concrete in Ottawa during the cooler fall season is actually one of the best times to […]

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Concrete Curing 101

An In-Depth Look at the Concrete Curing Process Concrete curing is an important and necessary part of any concrete project. How well you cure concrete will determine its final strength and quality. Aside from the curing process, the strength of concrete is also dependent on its mix. So to make sure you have the proper […]

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How Do Concrete Forms Work?

A Look at the Various Types of Concrete Forms and How They Help in Concrete Construction Whether you’re building a concrete patio or a skyscraper, you’re going to need concrete forms to get the job done. Without concrete forms, your concrete won’t hold its shape and will be at risk of cracking and losing its […]

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The Many Aesthetics of Decorative Concrete

Get More from Your Concrete Suppliers When choosing home flooring upgrades, consider decorative concrete. Decorative concrete takes the durability and reliability you expect from concrete and enhances these desired qualities with a rich aesthetic. Aside from building construction projects, concrete has many uses for home décor. Here’s a look at what decorative concrete is and […]

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Concrete Project Planning Basics You Need to Know

How to Keep Your Concrete Project On (Or Under) Budget If you’re prepping for a DIY concrete project and aren’t entirely sure what to budget for, don’t worry—it’s not as complicated as it seems. Planning, pricing, and prep all take a little bit of thought, but it’s not rocket science. When in doubt, you can […]

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DIY Stone Measurements Tips and Tricks

A Guide to Measuring Quantities of Crushed Stone for Various Home Projects Summer is here and home landscaping projects are in full swing. If you’re planning a DIY project with crushed stone this summer, local stone quarries can help you get the products you need to get the job done. Crushed stone is an excellent […]

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Building Better Concrete Products

How Additive Help Create Stronger, More Durable Concrete and Much More Did you know that you can tailor your concrete mix to suit your specific project needs? Concrete suppliers mix in additives to batches of concrete to improve specific qualities of the final product. This includes accelerants or retardants to speed up or slow down […]

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How Are Aggregates Used in Concrete?

A Look at the Role Aggregates, Sand and Gravel Play in Concrete Mixtures Aggregates play a major role in concrete mixes. These materials hold the concrete together, influencing the workability of wet concrete and the durability of the finished product. Furthermore, the characteristics of included aggregates directly affect the performance of a concrete mix. Everyone […]

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What is Concrete Compaction?

How to Ensure Optimal Concrete Ready Mix Strength Through Proper Compaction You know how to mix and pour concrete. But have you learned how to compact it? The concrete compaction ensures optimal density and strength, not to mention an excellent surface finish. That said, a smooth surface does not always mean the concrete underneath is […]

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How To Measure Concrete For Any Project

Tips to Calculate Enough Concrete to Order from Concrete Suppliers Now that warmer weather is here, it’s a good time to start planning concrete projects around the home. Maybe you want a new concrete slab for a shed or a backyard patio. Or, maybe you want to redo your garage floor and driveway. Whatever the […]

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AL Blair Construction
7 Labrosse, P.O Box 220
Moose Creek, ON K0C 1W0, Canada

Phone: 613-538-2271
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