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Winter Walls – The Walls Are “Leaking”

As published in Concrete Contractor Magazine, April 10, 2017. This column presents a comparison issue between what is assumed to be faulty construction or installation and the natural hydration process combined with the change of seasons. Question: Last winter we installed several foundations for a builder in one development. He called this week asking us […]

Coming Out On Top: CFA’s Projects of the Year Elevate Craftsmanship

Mount Vernon, IA Aug 31, 2016 – The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) – the recognized voice and authority for the residential concrete industry, announced the 2016 Projects of the Year award recipients at CFA Convention 2016 in Myrtle Beach, S. Car. on Saturday, July 23, 2016. Three projects were recognized as award winners including the Grand Overall Project of […]

2016 Projects of the Year: Custom Concrete Company

Single Family Residence Foundation 2,000 to 5,000 sq.ft. Delp Foundation Custom Concrete Company Greenwood, Indiana     The average size home in the United States last year reached 2,600 sq.ft. according to the Census Bureau.  Receiving the popular vote for top residential foundation in this size range, however, was a project that certainly can’t be […]

2016 Projects of the Year: Commercial Structure

Commercial Structure Howell Mill Herbert Construction Company Atlanta, Georgia    Since 2010, companies have been submitting commercial projects to the CFA’s annual Projects of the Year competition to evidence the growth that has occurred of cast-in-place foundation technology and expertise throughout those larger or broader markets.  Often awarded are very large and deep, as well […]

2016 Projects of the Year: Single Family Residence Foundation (>5,000 sq.ft)

Grand Project of the Year Single Family Residence Foundation >5,000 sq.ft. The Nowak Residence SCW Footings & Foundations Salt Lake City, Utah Taking the top honors in this year’s CFA Projects of the Year competition is a large residential foundation combined with above-grade concrete features set in the Salt Lake City, Utah region.  The project […]

CFA ANNOUNCES 2016 TOP SAFETY AWARDS

Mount Vernon, IA Aug 29, 2016 – The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) – the recognized voice and authority for the residential concrete industry, announced the 2016 Safety Achievement Award recipients at CFA Convention 2016 in Myrtle Beach, SC. on Saturday, July 23, 2016. The Safety Achievement Awards program seeks to recognize the commitment to safety […]

2015 Projects of the Year: Private Residence Foundation (>5000 sq.ft.)

Private Residence Foundation >5000 sq.ft. Acworth Home Herbert Construction of Marietta, GA. Acworth, Ga   The largest residential project to receive recognition this year represents the large-scale single-family residences over 5,000-square-feet category. Herbert Construction of Marietta, Ga. maintains their presence in the annual awards program with a private residence entry from Acworth, Ga. “We estimated […]

2015 Projects of the Year: Private Residence Foundation 2000-5000 sq.ft.

Private Residence Foundation (2000-5000 sq.ft.) Pappas Residence Hottmann Construction Company Fox Lake, Wisconsin   Following the recognition received for their “Overall Grand Project” award in 2014, Hottmann Construction Company receives the award for a private residence foundation between 2,000 and 5,000-square-feet with the Pappas Residence in Fox Lake, Wis. “We submitted the Pappas Residence this […]

2015 Projects of the Year: Private Residence Foundation<2000 sq.ft.

 Private Residence Foundation  <2000 sq.ft. Point of the Woods Purinton Builders Lyme, Connecticut   This year’s award for a private residence foundation under 2,000-square-feet goes to Purinton Builders of East Granby, Conn. for the project known as Point of the Woods in Old Lyme, Conn. This extreme challenge included concrete piers excavated into and setting […]

2015 Projects of the Year: Above-Grade Concrete Home

Above-Grade Concrete Home Clifton Concrete Home Bartley Corporation     Since the start of the new millennia, the recognition of performance and aesthetic advantage for all concrete homes has been a focus for the CFA and many throughout the concrete industry. Over the years, many fine works of construction and design have been recognized in […]

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