Upon arrival to work, all employees will wash their hands or apply hand sanitizer. Employees should also wash or sanitize their hands mid-morning, after lunch and mid-afternoon. Hand sanitizer will also be made available to Jones and Sons customers.
Social distancing is to be practiced by all Jones and Sons employees and customers. This includes keeping a distance of 6 feet between people, according to CDC guidelines. No more than two Jones and Sons employees should be in breakrooms or batch plant offices at any one time. In addition, employees should, as much as possible, communicate via phone, Google hangouts, text message or other options and avoid spending time in close proximity in office spaces.
Employees experiencing the following symptoms should immediately notify their supervisor: fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Supervisors should monitor employees for signs of illness. Thermometers will be made available at each Jones and Sons location and if an employee has a fever of higher than 99 degrees, he or she should immediately leave work and return home.
All public areas (i.e. front desks) and high traffic areas (i.e. breakrooms and restrooms) will be sanitized twice daily –once at noon and again at the end of the day. A google docs sheet will be utilized to track and sign-off on the cleanings.
Come visit us at the Terre Haute Home & Outdoor Living Expo at the Vigo County Fairgrounds where we will be hosting a Decorative Concrete Demonstration. A representative from Butterfield Color will be on hand to answer questions while pouring a new decorative sidewalk for the Vigo County Fairgrounds office building.
Decorative stamped concrete demonstration using the Gilpin’s Falls Stamp pattern and colored concrete.
Saturday, April 27th, 2019 10:30AM – Approx 12:30PM
Terre Haute Home & Outdoor Living Expo In front of the Vigo County Fairgrounds office Building.
Jones & Sons is now stocking GatorBar at our Terre Haute, Vincennes and Washington locations. An alternative to traditional steel rebar, GatorBar is a Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) with several advantages including:
7x weight advantage over steel. 25 pieces (500 ft) of GatorBar weighs only 47 lbs.
There are two main problems with concrete in cold weather:
Concrete can freeze before it gains strength which breaks up the matrix
Concrete sets more slowly when it is cold—very slow below 50°F; below 40°F the hydration reaction basically stops and the concrete doesn’t gain strength
But these are concrete temperatures not air temperatures. So when it’s cold, we need to protect the concrete until it can handle the cold on its own. The general rule is that once the concrete has gained strength to about 500 psi then it’s OK. The magical thing that happens is that at almost the same time that the concrete achieves 500 psi compressive strength, hydration of the cement has consumed enough of the water in the original mix so that even if it does freeze, there’s not enough water left in the pores to damage the concrete. With most concrete, even at 50°, this happens during the second day.
To help it reach that 500 psi strength, then, there are two things we can do in cold weather: Change the mix to get it to set more quickly or protect the concrete from the cold—or more likely, both.