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  • Recycling building materials: what to collect and where to put them.

    Whether it’s a residential renovation, a building site or a demolition project, waste is an inevitable part of the equation. Not only do construction activities generate large amounts of waste, but much of this debris is sent to landfills. At Group Bellemare, we have a RECYC-QUÉBEC approved sorting centre, as well as a landfill site. […]

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  • Heavy handling and industrial lifting: tips for safe and efficient work

    Does your plant, worksite or warehouse manufacture or use extremely heavy equipment? Do you have to move one of these loads from point A to point B? Heavy Haul and Rigging of such parts require special expertise to work safely and efficiently.  At Groupe Bellemare, our team of experts has been working on large-scale heavy […]

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  • Oversize Load Transport: Everything You Need to Know

    Oversize and heavy-load transport requires more expertise, caution and regulatory knowledge than standard load transport. Environmental awareness in this field is also an important issue. You don’t know if your load is considered oversized? Wondering if heavy hauling is available in your industry? You don’t know how to choose an oversize load transport company? To […]

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  • Concrete Work in Cold Weather: how to do it?

    Are you planning a concrete project soon, but the temperatures are dropping? Do you have concrete to pour for the summer, but would like to get a head start before the warm season? If you are in such a situation and have questions about the use of concrete in cold weather, you are at the […]

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  • 2022 Crushed Stone Price Guide

    Crushed stone is an aggregate frequently used for various construction purposes. Its angular appearance makes it easy to hold in place and form a stable surface.  Crushed stone comes in several formats, each with its own advantages and uses. Check out this guide to find out which product best suits your needs, what quantity is […]

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  • Concrete Calculation: Buying the Right Amount for Your Project

    You need to pour concrete for a commercial or residential project? You don’t know how much concrete to order, to make sure there is no waste and incur additional costs? Our concrete calculator is there to help you! Once you have all the information you need to start your project, Groupe Bellemare offers a wide […]

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  • Salt or Sand: How to Properly De-ice Your Driveway this Winter

    Do you want to have a safe winter without worrying about falling down your driveway every time you shovel or leave for work (coffee in hand!!)? In winter, maintaining your driveway and access to your home is important! Many products, including sand, salt and stone, are available on the market to help you get there.  […]

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  • Cow Bedding: The Benefits of Free Stall Sand

    Do you want to offer the best comfort and health to your cattle? Free stall sand is highly effective in providing an unparalleled quality of bedding for your dairy cows.  At Groupe Bellemare, we produce large quantities of natural sand in our sandpits in the Mauricie region. Our sand for animal bedding has a perfect […]

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  • Sustainable concrete: what you need to know

    Strong, cost-effective and ecological, concrete is a select material for many structures. Do you have a project to complete? Read on, because the durability of your concrete depends on how it is made, but more importantly, how it is installed. Proper installation is essential if you want a durable product that will last for decades.  […]

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  • Green Building Site: How to Get There?

    Nowadays, as a construction contractor, it’s important to be environmentally conscious when it comes to setting up a site. Before, during and after a project, there are a series of actions to be taken to achieve an ecological and responsible construction site. Acting with the environment in mind has several advantages! For a number of […]

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  • Blast Cleaning and Surface Preparation: Benefits of Sandblast

    Blast cleaning is an essential process to revive, clean or prepare a surface (for the addition of paint, for example). If you have large areas of concrete, steel, stone, metal, aluminum or wood to treat, we recommend sandblast!  This blast cleaning technique is extremely effective in removing layers of paint, varnish, wax, pigments and corrosion […]

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  • Biomass Energy: a renewable energy source for your plants and building sites

    Your company wants to promote sustainable development? Looking for an ecoresponsible renewable energy source? Biomass could be exactly what you need! Groupe Bellemare specializes in manufacturing biomass from wood residues. Once transformed, this material becomes an excellent fuel to produce green energy.  This expertise has allowed us to acquire good knowledge about biomass. Today, we […]

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  • Filtration sand or glass: which one to choose?

    You’ve been using sand in your pool filter for years, but you’re wondering about filtration glass? More and more people are turning to glass as a replacement for sand, but does it meet your needs? Choosing between these two filtration media may seem difficult, but our experts have looked into the subject to help you […]

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  • When and why change pool filtration sand?

    Do you want your pool water to be of optimal quality all summer long? Want to know how to properly maintain your filter to get there? You’re in the right place! Pool filters work thanks to different filtration media, like sand and glass. To maximize the life of your filter and the quality of your […]

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  • What to know before you rent a construction waste container

    You need a waste container for your construction, renovation or demolition work? There are many options available to you; but how do you find the right container to meet your needs? This is what we will help you carry out!  In this article, you’ll learn how to ask the right questions before renting a container, […]

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  • Concrete House Foundation: Everything You Need to Know Before Building

    You’re a do-it-yourself homebuilder? A contractor is building it, but you are choosing the materials? If you’re in this a situation, you absolutely need to know the ABCs of concrete flooring! As a matter of fact, the foundation is the first step of any new construction (right after the plans, of course!) The word says […]

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  • Recycled glass grit for the filtration of your pool

    If you own a swimming pool, it is in the coming weeks (or even the next few days) that you will open if for summer. Have you ever thought of replacing the sand in your filter with recycled glass grit? This filtration medium is gaining more and more in popularity due to the fact that […]

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