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CFA Members Exhibiting at WOC 2015

The Concrete Foundations Association is a co-sponsor for the World of Concrete.  We are also an information and network hub for a vast amount of education and information available in seminars and throughout the show floor.  Interested attendees can register at the lowest attendance rates for WOC through the CFA and our unique link of […]

Cold Weather Slab Testing

EARLIER THIS YEAR, A CONTRACTOR AND A TEAM OF MANUFACTURERS AND INDIVIDUALS, PERFORMED A SERIES OF COLD WEATHER TESTS ON 15 DIFFERENT PANELS TO REPLICATE 15 DIFFERENT FIELD CONDITIONS. HERE ARE THEIR PRELIMINARY FINDINGS. As seen in  Earlier this year, a contractor and a team of manufacturers and individuals, performed a series of cold weather tests […]

Asking the Cold Weather Question

Recently, a staff member in our office was sent out to chronicle the stages of a typical residential foundation installation.  We’re always looking for new images and new ways to look at perhaps the most important part of any home before it all gets covered up.  While we’ve had this interest for several weeks, the […]

CFA Announces Call for Entries for 2014 Projects of the Year Awards

Mt. Vernon, Iowa (October 10, 2013) — The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) – the voice and established authority for the residential concrete industry – has announced the call for entries for the “2014 Projects of the Year” competition.  The Projects of the Year is a free, competition for members of the CFA providing evidence of […]

CLIFTON CONCRETE HOME SHELL BY BARTLEY CORP

Attention to Detail and Production Meet Value Concrete Walls Poured Measure thrice, pour once. Bartley successfully poured a 152.5 cubic yard wall in the heat of the summer (88 degrees). Inside the wall contained rebar, PVC blockouts, electrical boxes, Thermomass, ThermaEZE, wall spacers, wall ties, insulation blockouts and pressure treated window and door blockouts. All this material and labor […]

Why Concrete Beats Wood

by JAMES R. BATY II As published by Concrete Contractor Magazine. Created: June 26, 2013 The Concrete Foundations Association explains why concrete foundations outperform wood in the majority of residential applications. The art, science and profession of residential concrete is centuries old, yet the farther we get from its origin the more complex the industry around us […]

Adding Water to Concrete: What’s a little water going to hurt?

By Bill Meek and Jim Turici     From: Concrete Construction April 2013   Have you ever been at a concrete placement when someone said, “How about adding some water to that load?” But is it acceptable to add water on site? Water addition to a load of concrete may or may not be acceptable depending on the parameters that […]

American Concrete Institute Announces New Publications

Farmington Hills, Michigan (July 9, 2008) — The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces the availability of five new publications to educate and inform industry professionals on the newest concrete-related information and technology. As always, ACI members receive a special discount (up to 40 percent) on all publications. Publications can be ordered by calling 248-848-3800 or online […]

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Concrete FACTS, a publication of the Concrete Foundations Association, is THE voice for residential concrete industry news, market intelligence, business strategies, technical solutions, product information, and other resources for professionals in the cast-in-place concrete industry. Subscriptions to Concrete FACTS is available to anyone involved or interested in the residential concrete industry as a service to your industry. Please contact CFA Headquarters to find out more about your free subscription or Email Us