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How to Beat Concrete Cancer

Hello, my name is Tony and this is my concrete installation and maintenance blog. I am not a professional concrete contractor but I am very passionate about DIY. My dad was a contractor and when I was growing up he taught me all kinds of neat tips and tricks. Once time, he took me out into the yard and made me inspect the concrete wall. The concrete was crumbling away, exposing the metal bars beneath. My father explained that this was concrete cancer and then demonstrated how to repair the damage. I hope you find my blog useful and entertaining.



How to Beat Concrete Cancer

Thinking of Setting Up a Commercial Building? 4 Reasons Tilt-Up Concrete Construction Is the Way to Go

by Eileen Jordan

Constructing your own commercial or office building gives you the utmost control over things such as the design. However, in any building and construction project, the choice of building material and method of construction used are always key things to consider because they affect the durability and even aesthetic appeal of the building. For this reason, it is essential to learn that selecting tilt-up concrete construction for your commercial building construction project would be more beneficial than traditional or even steel building construction. In tilt-up construction projects, the walls of the building are poured at your job site directly in large concrete slabs referred to as tilt-wall or tilt-up panels. Here are some of the benefits you stand to gain with this construction method.

Speedier Construction

With tilt-up construction, your commercial building construction project will be completed relatively faster than traditional construction. Saving time on a project means you are saving some money too. Erecting the tilt-wall panels is much faster than casting the concrete in place traditionally. With tilt-up construction, you can easily predict your project schedules. This is because this form of construction is less likely to be affected by weather (winter conditions for instance) and transport delays (because readily/locally available ready-mix concrete is used in the construction). You therefore, don't have to worry about going way beyond your budget due to such delays.


Tilt-up panels are custom-designed for your specific preferences. This means with tilt-up construction, the versatility in the type of walls including finishes, colours, adornments, and textures is indispensable.

Cost Effectiveness

Tilt-up construction can also be more cost effective than traditional or steel construction projects. First, the project often requires less scaffolding, which means you will spend relatively less on scaffold hire. In addition, unlike cast-in-place concrete construction, fewer workers are needed for tilt-up construction, meaning your labour costs will be much lower. Since the walls are custom-made to fit the design of your commercial building, there is relatively less material wastage. Besides this being economical in the sense that only the optimum amount of material is used, you don't have to worry about high costs of disposing waste from your jobsite.

Expandability and Repairs

With the growth of businesses and markets, you may find the need to expand your office building in future. Because of the modular design of the tilt-wall panels used in tilt-up construction, making repairs or expanding your commercial building in future will be much easier.