• Concrete Foundations Association Responds to Pending Shortage of Form Ties:

    Thursday, March 11, 2021

    Shortage could create a temporary shutdown in residential construction (March 11, 2021 – Mt. Vernon, Iowa) — The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) – the leading organization serving as the voice of cast-in-place contractors – has announced an industry-wide effort to mitigate the pending shortage of steel form ties across the North American markets.  According to James […]

    Read More
  • Dan Durant Named VP of Sales Eastern North America as MAX USA Corp Continues to Expand

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021

    For the past five and a half years, Dan Durant has worked diligently to expand his skills and knowledge of how MAX USA Corp. can exceed and support the construction markets’ needs with its growing line of industrial tools and innovative solutions. Originally coming onboard as a Regional Sales Manager in 2015, Dan has continued […]

    Read More
  • Innovative Product Reshapes Concrete Use Forever

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    By SARAH WRIGHT | The Municipal In areas with harsh winter conditions, concrete takes a beating. Common deicers can result in calcium oxychloride growth that rots concrete joints, and freeze-and-thaw cycles cause surface delamination or scaling. Such deterioration proves frustrating when it occurs well before the concrete’s life expectancy is up. However, an innovative product […]

    Read More
  • A New Year Brings Forth New Leaders

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    Introducing the New Board Members for the Concrete Foundations Association It is hard for many to believe how quickly the time flies, yet here we are in February with half the fiscal year already behind the Association and a race to the finish already in mind.  This race has more than one meaning and significant […]

    Read More
  • Comparing Innovative Concrete Material Options for a Residential Home

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    It’s no secret that the unparalleled COVID-19 pandemic has had some unpredictable impacts on industries worldwide. For the first time since 2010, the cost of construction has fallen. However, material costs are rising.  In June alone, raw material costs rose by 2.2%. The price of lumber jumped 16.5% in July and is up 19% overall. […]

    Read More

Magazine Issues

Apr
13

Euclid Chemical Introduces Three Innovative New Products for the Concrete Industry

Product Launches Include EUCOWELD 2.0, LEVEL TOP PC-AGG and KUREZ DR VOX The Euclid Chemical Company, a leading manufacturer of products for the concrete and masonry construction industry, announces the launch of three new products, Eucoweld 2.0, Level Top PC-AGG and new and improved Kurez DR VOX. Each high-performance product was developed in response to […]

Read More
Apr
13

One of our #CFAConcretePros Receives Local Recognition

MUDco Ready-Mix Concrete  KRISTI EGENBACHER Current position: Chief Administrative Officer  Years in business: I started my career in the restaurant sector in the early 1990s, launched my own bookkeeping business in 1997 to begin my journey of a “working-from-home mom,” began my concrete/construction career in 2007, and most recently partnered to open MUDco in 2015. […]

Read More
Apr
13

Letter From the Director

Fear vs Caution We are now gripped by the global news of COVID-19, and we are being asked to remain flexible and nimble in our reactions and expectations. This pandemic is reaching into every aspect of our worlds, and, no doubt, you can already list numerous disruptions to your businesses and personal lives. One of […]

Read More
Apr
13

Letter from the President

Waging Battles Dear CFA Members and Associates, By the time you read this article, we will all have experienced something that has never before happened to any of us. On March 12, 2020, the world changed (seemingly overnight) both in business and socially. I assume we will be feeling the ramifications of this change for […]

Read More
Feb
11

Hoses are not all the same

Concrete delivery hoses with two ends have different purposes than concrete delivery hoses with one end. See Figure 1. Double-ended concrete delivery hoses increase the potential for serious personal injury when used as an end hose. A double-ended concrete delivery hose has mass attached to the end of the hose, multiplies momentum, and has the […]

Read More
Feb
11

2019 PROJECTS OF THE YEAR

A Good Ground Game Is a Sound Game Plan The recognitions for Projects of the Year were made during the Concrete Foundation Convention 2019 in Denver, Colorado this summer. Seen there was another crop of great projects constructed from some familiar CFA members who contribute annually to this competition, as well as some new and […]

Read More

Feb
24

Getting Paid

Among the many advancements this Association has made for its members over the last decade, the growing affinity programs, those services and contract opportunities that bring you significant discounts or performance advantages, are among our greatest source of pride.  One such program is that from C2C Resources, a global commercial collections agency.  Established at the […]

Read More
Feb
24

Five Areas of Focus

The Board of Directors of the Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) got together late last year to determine the direction of the association for the next several years.  The strategic planning meeting spanned three days and covered issues regarding the foundation industry. Our goal for the meeting was to determine how to improve our members’ businesses, […]

Read More
Feb
24

Amazing Leaders…Amazing Minds!

This past October, the Board of Directors completed a three-day Strategic Planning event. The first such effort since 2012, our collective energies were still focused on the same general sense of goals and strategies, though constantly adapting to fit the needs of the membership and the industry. In nearly a decade that plan had been […]

Read More
Feb
4

Bartley Corp in Middle Tennessee is Open for Business

Silver Spring, MD (February 3, 2021) Bartley Corp in Middle Tennessee is Open for Business The Bartley Corporation announces the opening of a new location that will provide concrete construction based in Springfield Tennessee.  Aiming to meet the increasing demand for qualified contractors in Nashville’s booming housing market, the company has established a new team under […]

Read More
Oct
30

Taking Control of Your Post-Injury Healthcare

by Levi Schrock, Custom Concrete Though COVID-19 has slowed customer traffic for many companies across America, most construction businesses and medical facilities are as busy as ever. For these construction companies, employees will always face some level of physical risk when on the job — and being pushed to extra fast-paced production usually results in […]

Read More
Oct
30

Making Offices and Construction Sites Safer From the COVID-19 Virus

by Joseph Nasvik Epluribus unum—out of many, one. This is the Latin motto the United States adopted in 1776 to signify the joining of states to form one national government. At the time, it was a difficult concept for people to accept because it meant that states and individuals would have to give up some […]

Read More
Oct
30

2020 PROJECTS OF THE YEAR

A Crop of Excellence During a Time of Pandemic Each year, the Concrete Foundations Association offers to its members a chance to tout their accomplishments and reward their teams for jobs well done through the annual “Projects of the Year” awards. In addition to recognizing noteworthy projects, these awards expose people to the breadth of […]

Read More
Oct
30

Chapin Concrete Anchors the Return of Certified Foundation Companies to South Carolina

Some of the concrete foundations constructed in the state of South Carolina will once again be produced by the state’s only CFA-certified foundation company, Chapin Concrete Contractors Inc., a company based out of Chapin, South Carolina. “Certified Residential Foundation Company” is a program rating that offers third-party quality assurance for professional concrete foundation companies. This […]

Read More
Oct
30

Learning From Leading: Convention 2020 Wrapped Up

Each year, the Concrete Foundations Convention brings together concrete contractors, designers, and suppliers from across the country for three days of education, networking, awards, technology, and much, more! Although the global pandemic prevented gathering in-person in a normal fashion, that did not stop the Concrete Foundations Association from hosting a virtual event unlike any other. […]

Read More
Oct
30

The Times They Are a-Changin’

I have had this tumultuous and famous Bob Dylan ballad playing in my head for weeks now, as change is perhaps more noticeable during this season than during any other time of year. Color, temperature, atmosphere — all is evidencing a transformation. Serious storms, raging fires, a planet in stress — I wonder if Dylan […]

Read More
Oct
30

Moving the Association Forward

In July, the Concrete Foundations Association held our annual convention online. The virtual event was a big success and a bright spot in a summer filled with uncertainty. During that convention, I was elected president of the association. I am incredibly honored to serve this association and to follow in the footsteps of past presidents. […]

Read More
Oct
23

Putzmeister, America, Inc. Announces Bob Bartholomew as President and Chief Executive Officer

Putzmeister America, Inc. announces Bob Bartholomew as President and CEO for Putzmeister America. Bob, who has served for over five months as interim CEO, provided strong leadership to the Putzmeister team and delivered excellent results during a challenging time.  A visionary leader, dedicated team player and action-oriented manager, Bob will lead the Putzmeister America business into a bright […]

Read More

Get Connected

Like us on Facebook Connect with us on Concrete Foundations CFA Members Connect with us on CFA Members

Archives

About Us



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