Monday, September 29, 2014

Cut Down on Costs and Gear up on Reliable Concrete Forming Systems

LECO Concrete Forms and Supply offers reliable concrete forming systems, as well as related accessories you need. Our top-of-the-line aluminum concrete forms for sale are specially designed to meet all your poured concrete application needs. We pride ourselves on the durability and the quality of our products. We have a wide variety of concrete forms and supplies, diamond blades and core bits, and carbide drill bits and blades.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Quality Concrete Forming Systems Make Magnificent Structures Possible

There may come a time when houses are literally printed on-site. The International Business Times recently did a story about a 3D-printer invented by one Andrey Rudenko from Minnesota, which allowed him to create a single-level, concrete castle in his garden in just eight hours. Rudenko hopes that this technology might help other countries bring affordable housing much faster to people who really need it. That said, Rudenko had the weather on his side to make this project possible: the warm 95 °F summer temperatures helped set the cement quicker than expected. In the real world, construction firms don’t have the same luxury and instead rely on sturdy concrete forming systems to keep the concrete from falling apart while it sets. Fortunately for them, suppliers like Leco Concrete Forms & Supply provide reliable wall ties and forming hardware that enables contractors to finish their work for the day just as fast as Rudenko’s 3D-printer.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Construction Basics: Significance of Quality Concrete Forming Systems

Depending on a contractor’s needs, formwork can come in a variety of materials and forms. First, there is the wooden formwork that is made of timber or plywood, which is easy to build, but not exactly durable. Therefore, it’s only used for smaller structures. Second, there are engineered formworks. Using premade modules made of metal, they are easily applied and can be reused multiple times. The durable aluminum concrete forms for sale by companies like LECO Concrete Forms & Supply are good examples of this.

Third on the list are plastic formworks. Not as rugged as metal ones, they are popularly used when building mass housing, because they can be conveniently interlocked with one another to form simple structures. Fourth, there are permanent formworks that aren’t removed after the concrete has dried.

Friday, June 27, 2014

LECO Improves the Durability of Its Aluminum Concrete Forming Systems

Here at LECO, we take a lot of pride in the quality of our aluminum concrete forming systems. We try to deliver products our customers can trust, and when a chance comes to improve our product, we take it.

As a full-service company, doing repairs to our own forms has allowed us to assess what works and what doesn’t. Our daily interaction with these damaged forms provide us with the insight necessary to convert from using 4043 welding wire when manufacturing our forms to the 5356 welding wire we use now.