Overheated: How to Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses

Sunrise behind Knights Redi-Mix Truck

As much as we love summer at Knight’s Companies, we must admit there are some drawbacks to the season. Along with more business activity comes oppressive heat and humidity, which puts workers at risk for heat-related illnesses. The human body can only handle so much, and once it can no longer regulate its temperature, heat…

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Using Tilt-Up Concrete in Your Commercial Construction Project

Concrete is a trustworthy material that has been used in construction for literally thousands of years. The quality of concrete is evidenced by the fact that many of these ancient structures still stand even to this day. This ancient construction material has seen plenty of innovations throughout history, from the inclusion of Portland cement to…

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How to Use Precast Concrete in Your Commercial Construction Project

Any commercial construction project will rely on a variety of materials to achieve the desired final product. When you need a durable material to provide uncompromising structural integrity, choosing concrete is your best bet. There are many types of concrete you can use for your construction project, with different mixes resulting in properties that are…

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The Benefits of Using Precast Concrete Structures

precast concrete structure

Over the years, there have been many developments in the way construction projects are completed. One of these developments has come in the form of a much more efficient way to produce concrete forms for large-scale building projects. Precast concrete structures are manufactured in a controlled casting environment, allowing for higher quality control and better…

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Knights Companies Earns Industry Recognition

Precast Concrete Exhibition

Knight’s Precast of Summerville, SC has been honored for 10 consecutive years in the National Precast Concrete Association’s plant certification program. The company was recognized on Feb. 22 in Denver during The Precast Show 2018. “We are very proud of this 10-year milestone and the entire Precast team,” said Pete Knight, President of Knight’s Companies.…

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The Difference Between Cement and Concrete

Ready mix concrete being poured

There is a misconception that concrete and cement are interchangeable terms for the same substance, but that could not be farther from the truth. We use both every day, in our houses, roads, and workplaces, but their differences are hardly ever considered. Simply put, cement is an ingredient of concrete and makes up around 10…

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