• Contraction Joints in Residential Slabs Using a New Method

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

    By Harvey Haynes, Haynes & Associates LLC; Oakland, CA Introduction The cracking of concrete slabs is unsightly and has long been a frustration for concrete contractors who receive complaints and callbacks from homeowners. Concrete, by its nature, will contract due to thermal cooling and drying shrinkage. This material behavior causes concrete elements to decrease in […]

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  • The Lowdown on the Letdown:

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

    Why Some People Drop the Ball and What To Do About It By Kate Zabriski  He didn’t get the shipments out – again! Makes me crazy. That guy never follows through. She said I’d get a promotion, so where is it? I’ve been waiting for three years. “All talk and no action” – that phrase […]

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  • Science Fair 2020: Final Report

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

    By: Calvin Menke, 7th grade  Abstract The question being asked is “Does freezing concrete affect the long term strength?” The purpose of this experiment is to determine the long term strength of concrete after being frozen. The experiment will test concretes breaking points after being frozen. This researcher hypothesized freezing concrete will affect the long […]

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  • Oppose Increases to Motor Carriers’ Federal Insurance Requirements

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

    Support truckers, farmers and manufacturers by rejecting unnecessary increases to their operating costs. The Concrete Foundations Association is one of more than 60 national and regional organizations actively working to prevent the legislation discussed in this article.  We believe that such a drastic increase in the minimum requirements for insurance is an overreach of the […]

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  • 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 […]

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Magazine Issues

Apr
14

U.S. Ready to Increase Mexican Cement Imports

Yet to be finalized, an accord announced by the U.S. and Mexico last week to settle a 16-year dispute on anti-dumping duties on Mexican cement imports will help to alleviate shortages of the building material that have been reported in more than 30 states. “With U.S. capacity running at full tilt, the nation still must […]

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Apr
14

www.theconcretesource.com

The world wide web continues to grow and serve as an ever-more-useful tool to all of us in the foundation industry. As one of the sponsors of The Concrete Source, CFA welcomes this new presence on the web as yet another great resource for us. This site is organized into contractors, manufacturers, and manufacturer catalogs, […]

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Apr
14

Member News

MONARCH MFG. NEWS WAUKEE, IA – Monarch Manufacturing has promoted Tony Oberman to general manager. Oberman had been senior operations director. “We are delighted to promote Tony to the position of general manager,” said Larry R. Haberman, CEO of Monarch Holdings, Inc. “He brings a high level of experience, respect, wealth of knowledge and strong […]

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Apr
14

Concrete Townhomes Sail to Completion

EH Building Group II, the new Southwest Division of the heralded EH Building Group headquartered in West Palm Beach, Fla., is sailing to completion of its first concrete townhome development. Mike Aranda Sr., CEO and founder of EH Building Group working with Architect Kevin Campbell, of International Innovation Design, Cape Coral, Fla. designed Sail Harbour, […]

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Apr
14

K-WALL — from 3 years and 13 people to 13 years and 33 people

•Traverse City, MI 49684 Phone: (231) 943-4727 Fax: (231) 943-4679 •Petosky, MI 231-348-3449 www.K-Wall.com Founded by Rich Kubica in 1993, K-Wall Poured Walls, Inc. currently specializes in poured walls, E-Maxx Insulated Poured Walls, Concrete Flatwork and Concrete Homes. Today Patty and Rich Kubica co-own the company and have 33 employees. Although the picture above (built […]

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Apr
14

Successful Surveys Continue to Shape the Future

One of the best tools supporting our role as your professional management team has been “quick surveys”. Over the last few months, we have completed three successful surveys with an average response of 20% of our active membership. Some may look at the 80% that are not weighing-in and wonder why this might be, but […]

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Nov
20

CFA Elects Smith Treasurer

Mount Vernon, Iowa–The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA), at its annual meeting in Portland, Maine, elected William Scott Smith, LaGrange, Ohio, treasurer. Other officers elected were Gary Bromley, president; Dave Clark, vice president and Barry Herbert, secretary. Joe Carr, immediate past president, becomes chairman of the board. Elected to the board were Bruce Neale, Kirby Justesen […]

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Oct
30

CFA Elects Van Wyk to Board

Mount Vernon, Iowa–The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA), at its annual meeting in Portland, Maine, elected Arie Van Wyk, Waldo, Wis., to its board of directors. Others elected to the board were Kirby Justesen and Bruce Neale; Dave Clark and John Skotzke were reelected. Officers elected were Gary Bromley, president; Dave Clark, vice president; Barry Herbert, […]

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