Welcome to the Michigan Concrete Association. Here you will find resources for ready mix producers, pavers, engineers, contractors, suppliers & homeowners. You can also register for one of our upcoming certification classes or events.

CERTIFICATION

MCA offers a variety of certification programs to meet the growing demands of having certified professionals design, place, finish, and test concrete.

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EVENTS

Thu, 04/09/2020
9:00am – 11:30am
Thu, 06/18/2020
9:00am – 12:00pm
Fri, 06/26/2020
9:00am – 04:00pm

RESOURCES

We're here to help you make the right choices in today's complex design and construction environment.

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Concrete Contractors vs. Asphalt Contractors: Comparing Services
February 28, 2020

 

Blessed be the ties that bind. Therein is the key difference between concrete and asphalt: The binder.

Concrete and asphalt are both made with a mixture of aggregate. Concrete is bonded with a mixture of water and portland cement that creates a chemical reaction and hardens. Asphalt is bound with a black, sticky petroleum-based substance. This substance is behind terms like “blacktop” or “tarmac.”

Because of the key differences between the two products, concrete and asphalt contractors will offer different services to match the installation requirements.

Comparing the Types of Concrete Contractors
February 26, 2020

One of the most durable and most flexible building materials, concrete has many applications. From countertops to flooring to burial vaults, bridge piers, highways and entire buildings, concrete is everywhere in our daily lives.

Concrete vs. Asphalt: Which One Do I Chose?
February 24, 2020

Many factors go into the choice between concrete and asphalt for your driveway or parking lot project. Concrete, when correctly installed and maintained, is a long-term solution that can increase the overall value of your property. While it may be more costly up front, it can last twice as long as an asphalt surface with significantly less maintenance and deterioration.

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