Why is Steel Used as Reinforcement in Concrete?

Concrete is one of the most popular building materials – and for good reason. It is cheap, moldable, and easy to make from ingredients that aren’t difficult to find. Additionally, it is strong under compressive forces – meaning that it can resist weight piled on top...

Which Type of Floor Deck is Right for You?

Floor decks are used in construction to support the weight of concrete while it cures. Because it provides structural stability, it plays an important role – and it is essential that you think long and hard about the type of floor deck that you intend to use. Not sure...

Why Do We Put Steel in Concrete for Construction?

Most people are aware of the fact that concrete is one of the most widely-used construction materials – but contrary to popular belief it is not that strong on its own. The truth is that concrete in itself is actually rather brittle – unless the steel is placed in it....

16 Different Types of Slabs Used In Construction

Concrete slabs are widely-used in construction to provide flat surfaces when building floors, roofs, or other structures. But not all slabs are the same, and there are sixteen main types of slabs that are frequently used to build a concrete deck. Every type of slab is...

Corrugated Metal Panels VS Standing Seam Metal Panels

When working with metal panels, you may hear the terms corrugated metal panel and standing seam metal panel. What exactly are these and what is the difference between the two? We’re here to find out! What are corrugated and standing seam metal panels?   These metal...

Top Mistakes Made When Installing a Metal Roof

With the rising interest in metal roofs, there is naturally more of a demand for them. This being said, there are more and more companies installing them, and mistakes are bound to be made. Knowing the top mistakes made when installing a metal roof will help avoid any...

Best Types of Underlayment for Metal Roofs

When it comes to your roof, it’s important to get underlayment as an extra layer of protection, but do you really need it for metal roofs? If so, what kind works best for this type of roof? We take a look at these questions to help you chose what’s best for your...

Corrugated Metal Floor Deck VS. Roof Deck

When working with metal decking, it’s important to know the difference between a corrugated metal floor deck and roof deck. They may seem similar in style but are actually two completely different things. We took a brief look at the differences between the two in...

FAQ About Metal Roof Systems

Whether you are building a new building or redoing an old roof, you end up coming across the question of what type of roofing system would work best for you. It’s important to do your research on different types so to find the best option. If you are reading this post...

Common Metals Used in Metal Roofing

When taking a look at your options for metal roofs, it can be difficult to decide what kind of metal to go for. There are so many choices, and often it’s hard to find information on each metal and the benefits they provide. We’ve taken the time to list some of the...