What makes skateboarding so fun and so thrilling – besides the death-defying twists and turns, the hops, the skips and the jumps? Well, that’s about it, the hops, the skips and the jumps, except maybe the building of the concrete skate ramp. So how do you build a skate park? Here are 10 steps. Build […]
Category: Concrete Forms
Getting the Job Done With a Concrete Form Vibrator
When concrete is poured, it can have thousands of tiny air bubbles. There can be enough of these to significantly weaken the concrete. The standard solution is to use concrete vibrators. These vigorously shake the concrete to eliminate any air bubbles by forcing them to the surface where the air can escape. In many cases, […]
Concrete Silos vs Steel Silos
A cement silo is the on-site storage container that allows for the storage and distribution of different cement mixes. Cement silos can come in a range of sizes to fit the needs of construction sites. A silo could be a permanent structure holding hundreds of tons of cement or a portable model to be relocated to different […]
How Do Concrete Dock Steps Stack Up Against Other Materials?
Concrete docks are becoming a more popular choice than traditional wooden docks. They are assembled by setting modular floating components in place and securing them together. This provides a safe and long-lasting solution to exiting from the water or boating craft. Concrete dock step forms make this an easy solution. Does concrete float? Each component […]
Why Is It Important to Keep Storm Drains Clear?
If you are tasked with maintaining or improving property, it’s important to keep water runoff under control. This is especially true where there is high water flow from parking lots or long driveways. Storm drains are meant to collect this water as well as the runoff from roofs and landscaping. If a storm drain becomes clogged with […]
The Truth About The ‘Jersey Barrier’
Every cement contractor, construction contractor and construction worker should be familiar with the Jersey barrier. The term Jersey barrier is used because these concrete barriers were first employed by the New Jersey State Highway Department for dividing multiple highway lanes during the 1950s. Stevens Institute of Technology developed the barrier design that was first used […]
Concrete Barrier Forms for Highways Help Reduce Crash Fatalities
Traveling along a busy highway in a vehicle at 70 mph might be second nature for most drivers. The rules of the road are simple: Keep in your lane, go with the flow of traffic and take precautions. Stick with courtesy and common sense driving and you’re sure to reach your destination safely. But accidents […]
How To Find the Best Cement Pouring Buckets
For contractors, proper equipment, careful mixing and adequate transportation of concrete are essential to successful concrete placement. Whether you are doing pre-cast work or filling forms, concrete pouring buckets that allow the delivery of large batches of concrete directly to the construction site can be a big time saver. When you are using the best […]
What Is An RCP Machine?
There’s no room for compromising on quality when it comes to the best quality in construction material for your facility, and the Del Zotto family understands that well. For decades, the Del Zotto family has been one of the leading providers of concrete and steel for all kinds of building projects. One of the most powerful […]
What Are Liquid Containment Forms?
The construction industry faces some unique challenges. Builders often need to come up with custom solutions to satisfy clients. The logistics behind these projects can sometimes seem daunting. Del Zotto products are designed to make construction easier and more efficient. We offer everything from concrete pouring molds to liquid containment forms, to septic tank delivery trucks. […]
What Do Form Oil Sprayers Do?
Recognized as experts in the pre-cast concrete forms industry, Del Zotto Products offers a broad range of products including the form oil sprayer to help you in your concrete and steel business. Pre-cast concrete is made in a controlled environment and then transported to the construction site, whereas standard concrete is made on site. In […]
Tips for Using a Cement Cone Form
Precast concrete makes up a large portion of industrial infrastructure, including buildings, roads, retaining walls and bridges. These customized parts form the foundation on which many permanent structures stand, and they are known for their quality, strength and durability. Del Zotto Steel and Concrete Products of Florida is in the business of making these essential components with […]
How Are Concrete Pouring Buckets Used?
If you are filling forms or doing pre-cast work, one of the biggest time savers can be the addition of concrete pouring buckets to pour large batches of concrete directly. The difference for most contractors is that you can focus on the task at hand instead of worrying about the transport of your material to […]
Get A Handle On Your Concrete Mixer
Your business is very important to you, and with the competitive landscape getting fiercer each day your business’ economic efficiency starts to become more of a growing concern. For a lot of businesses, an antiquated piece of equipment can become a resource bottleneck that slows processes and wastes materials. Recently, we have seen this to […]
Concrete Hole Forms Made Easy
Using foam to cast holes in precast concrete pipes, walls or other applications is a common practice in the industry. But unless you need a custom form every time, foam concrete hole forms may cost you money. Foam can be relatively cheap, but making a foam form can be a long process. First, the foam […]
Enjoy The Advantages Of A Cement Silo
Making precast concrete can be a dirty job. Using a quality cement silo, however, can make a big difference for your crew and your bottom line. In its simplest form, a cement silo is a holding bin for dry ingredients waiting to be mixed with water to form concrete. But integrated technology has made cement […]
Keep Safe With A Concrete Storm Shelter
With the arrival of Hurricane season in the United States, millions of homeowners in coastal areas and throughout Gulf Coast states turn their attention to preparation, in some cases installing a concrete storm shelter. While hurricanes pack a lot of force and can decimate huge areas of land, this time of year is also ripe for increased tornado […]
U.S. Highway Funding Means More Concrete Road Barriers
The recently signed $305 billion, five-year highway funding law ends a decade of temporary patches and extensions on the previous highway funding law. The new law should spur an uptick in highway projects and increase the need for materials and equipment, including concrete road barriers. The law, titled Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or “FAST […]
Precast Concrete Steps Give You A Leg Up
One of the biggest successes of the precast industry came thanks to the development of precast concrete steps. The steps showed how precast concrete could help save time on a job site and keep a project moving forward without the usual downtime while waiting for concrete to dry and cure. The precast steps, made at […]
Retention Wall Forms Makes Job Easier
Large retention projects require enormous blocks of precast concrete capable of holding back tons of soil. They are made using a specially built mold or retention wall forms. These blocks allow for bridge overpasses and roads, but can be cumbersome and expensive to transport long distances. Del Zotto Products offers your precast concrete business the […]