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 •  January 11

Video Review of an automated machine for forming retaining wall blocks which shows the application of the concrete release agent to the form. This week's post comes from a video produced by CGM Machines and Moulds for Concrete Products CGM block making machines are designed to make vibro-pressed hollow blocks, interlocking blocks, pavers, a variety...

Hill & Griffith

 •  January 4

Abstract The main aim of this article was to obtain concrete form release agent surface finish analysis by the usage of different form release agent application. Secondly, to determine blemishes of concrete surfaces and divide them according to combined method provided by two documents and by using computer program: CIB Report No. 24 "Tolerances on...

Hill & Griffith

 •  December 21, 2017

Jodi Zwart’s love of learning offers unlimited potential to Woodard’s Concrete Products. By Mason Nichols, posted on National Precast Concrete Association's Facebook page For more than half a century, Woodard’s Concrete Products of Bullville, N.Y., has manufactured quality precast concrete for customers throughout the Northeast. The Zwart family...

Hill & Griffith

 •  December 14, 2017

Our release agent product lines, Grifcote® and Cast-O-Magic® are non-petroleum, readily and inherently biodegradable. Trained technicians are available to visit your site, determine your needs and design the right product for you. The Hill and Griffith Company offers the concrete industry readily biodegradable concrete form release agents that are...

Hill & Griffith

 •  December 7, 2017

Barrier release agents prevent adhesion by the development of a physical film or barrier between the forming surface and the concrete. Reactive release agents are chemically active and work by the process of a chemical reaction between the release agent and the free limes available in fresh concrete. A soapy film is created which prevents adhesion....

Hill & Griffith

 •  December 1, 2017

Properly maintaining your precast concrete forms will make them last. Question: How can I make sure I’m getting the most longevity and use from my concrete forms? Answer: We asked Roger Roatch with APA - the Engineered Wood Association, to respond: When it comes to concrete structures, formwork may represent close to half the cost. Fortunately,...

Hill & Griffith

 •  November 26, 2017

NPCA Precast Concrete Plant Video Virtual Tour of US Concrete, a state of the art precast manufacturing facility acquired by Oldcastle Precast in August 2012 There's no job too big, too unique, or too challenging for US Concrete Precast Groups, San Diego facility. The plant is one of seven in US Concrete's Precast division, which serves the West,...

Hill & Griffith

 •  November 17, 2017

Precast concrete walls are made in a controlled plant environment where weather can't interfere with the curing process. They're cast with insulation before they arrive at the construction site. All that's needed is a crane to do the heavy lifting. Precast concrete walls have a tough exterior that holds up to all kinds of weather, but making these...

Hill & Griffith

 •  November 10, 2017

Consolver Concrete Remover is a biodegradable, environmentally friendly concrete remover for the toughest concrete removal jobs. It is specially formulated for the ready-mix, precast, pipe, and block industries. The cherry-scented, sugar-based product is safe for equipment, vehicles, tools, and workers, yet fast acting on concrete and lime. The...

Hill & Griffith

 •  November 3, 2017

Ugly black precast concrete mold and mildew can be prevented with a simple spray-on solution. This week's post comes from Tim Carter and his tips for keeping patio pavers mold and mildew free. The same applies to precast concrete. Dear Tim: My wife and I have an outdoor patio with colored precast concrete paving blocks. It doesn’t take long each...