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Concrete Pouring Tips for Everyone: A Concrete Blog

Choose Exposed Aggregate for Your Paving Needs

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Choose Exposed Aggregate for Your Paving Needs

If you are thinking of repaving the exterior of your residence, you will find that there are a myriad of materials that you can choose from. However, if you would like something that is both unique as well as long lasting, you should consider opting for exposed concrete aggregate. This type of paving can be achieved in two main ways. The first is through the stripping of your original concrete surfaces so as to create a rough texture by exposing the aggregate originally mixed in the concrete. The second method of achieving this look is by...

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Why Consider Precast Concrete for New Construction?

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why Consider Precast Concrete for New Construction?

Precast concrete refers to concrete walls, floors, and other building sections that are made in a factory or production facility and then shipped to a construction site for assembly. They can be cut and molded to fit certain shapes or tilted up as panels and put into place as walls. If you’re a contractor and you are looking for a good choice of building materials and processes you can offer to your customers, note a few reasons why precast concrete can work well for you and for them. Skilled trade One challenge faced by many...

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How to Achieve Special Effects with Concrete Stains

Posted by on Jun 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Achieve Special Effects with Concrete Stains

If you are like most homeowners, gray, rough, and boring are the things that come to mind when you think of concrete. However, concrete is one of the popular materials used today, not only in driveways and garages, but also for interior flooring and countertops. Concrete stains have made it possible to add color to concrete for aesthetics, strength, and durability. With a little creativity, you can use stains together with decorative techniques to create special effects and patterns on the interior and exterior concrete floors. Choosing...

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Why you should seek GPR scanning services before embarking on concrete drilling

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why you should seek GPR scanning services before embarking on concrete drilling

Ground penetrating radar (GPR) scanning is a technology that allows contractors to scan and detect what lies beneath the subsurface of concrete walls or floors. For contractors planning to drill through concrete structures, seeking GPR scanning is essentially a valuable pre-requisite step. Here are four reasons why. Identify voids and cracks Before you can start drilling or sawing on any concrete surface, you should establish whether there’s any cavities or cracks within the construction. Such weak points pose a safety hazard because...

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Tips to Minimizing Regular Asphalt Repairs

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips to Minimizing Regular Asphalt Repairs

Asphalt is one of the durable materials you could consider for your home’s driveway. However, this does not mean that asphalt driveways are not immune to succumbing to wear and tear. The necessary maintenance measures would result in a decrease in paving problems. This then would reduce the number of asphalt repairs you would require. Neglecting this material, especially during the months of extreme weather changes, could lead to your driveway deteriorating at a fast pace. The following are some tips that could come in handy in...

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Some Important DIY Concrete Repair and Resurfacing Tips

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Some Important DIY Concrete Repair and Resurfacing Tips

If your home’s driveway, garage floor, or concrete patio is starting to show its age and needs some minor repair and resurfacing work, you may not need to call a concrete professional to do this for you. Very often you can use some rented equipment and filler materials to cover over cracks and other minor chips, and make the surface look like new again. Before you do, however, note a few important DIY tips to ensure you get the job done right.     Use a ready-mix concrete filler Concrete is a mixture of cement, sand, gravel,...

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How to Select the Best Drill Bits

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Select the Best Drill Bits

There are so many drill bit brand names and styles that one can be at a loss when trying to select a drill bit that will serve his or her needs effectively. This article discusses some crucial questions that you should ask yourself if you would like to buy some drill bits for an upcoming DIY home improvement project. How Durable Is That Drill Bit? One way to get value for money is to select a drill bit that will last for a long time. It is crucial for you to find out what attributes are built into different drill bits in order to make them...

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How to Construct a Concrete Kerb Around Walkways

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Construct a Concrete Kerb Around Walkways

A concrete kerb is another name for concrete edging. It is very easy to improve the visual appeal of the landscape around your commercial building by constructing a concrete kerb to demarcate the walkways. Read on and learn the steps that you need to follow in order to install this kerb. Step 1: Dig a Hole for the Kerb Mark off the area where you would like the kerb to be located. Dig a hole that is about 3-4 inches deep. You can dig a deeper hole in case there are rocks close to the surface of the ground. It is better to dig until you reach...

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Top Success Tips for Your DIY Concrete Cutting Project

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Top Success Tips for Your DIY Concrete Cutting Project

Because of its tough nature, concrete qualifies as one of the most difficult construction materials to break. However, you may have to cut through concrete at some point when you are carrying out a home improvement project, whether it’s resurfacing a concrete driveway, repairing a concrete floor, or tearing down a concrete wall. If it is your first-time working with concrete, you will need to be familiar with the tips you should follow to ensure the work goes smoothly and is done safely. Here are a number of essential things you...

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Some Questions to Ask Your Contractor for Concrete Cutting

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Some Questions to Ask Your Contractor for Concrete Cutting

Concrete cutting is almost always best left to a professional; concrete isn’t as easy to cut as you might think, as it can crack or split from improper cutting and dust is almost always an issue with cutting. You also want to ensure you don’t damage materials around or under the concrete when you cut it, and a professional will know how to check what’s under concrete and work around nearby walls and fixtures. When you are ready to hire a contractor for concrete cutting, note a few questions it may be important to ask....

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