Archive for the 'Concrete' Category

Benefits of Building a Solid Concrete House and Garage

By Amy Nutt When building a home or garage, it is important to weigh the benefits of different types of construction methods to decide what would be best for you. One of the best options is building with concrete. There are many benefits to building a solid concrete house and garage. The following are some […]

Does it Make Sense to Use Flexible Concrete For Your Driveway?

By Lance Winslow Most folks are unaware of the new flexible concrete that is available. Most contractors don’t even know about it, however the Department of Transportation, the State of Oregon, and all the local cement companies around Portland know of it. This is because a cement company in Oregon has invented a new type […]

Concrete Coolness

By Peter F Gibson We love anything that looks sophisticated and grand. Speaking of grand and sophisticated, concrete, it seems, is the new black. Where counter tops are concerned concrete looks heavy, it looks expensive, and it makes your kitchen feel it’s been carved from a mountain, like you are walking into an ageless temple, […]

New Power Float Equipment For Concrete

By Mark Grey Everyone has heard of power floats, also known as a wet screed machines, floor screeders, or concrete levelers, some have used them, and for those that havenĀ“t had the experience I would like to encourage you to do so. The benefits they offer in terms of laying and leveling concrete are phenomenal. […]

The Use of Formwork in Construction

By Rosemary Grace Brooks Concrete formwork is the use of support structures and moulds to create structures out of concrete which is poured into the moulds. There are many different types of formwork used in construction, usually differing according to what the building requirements and challenges are. Formwork is used by creating moulds out of […]

Leaking Basement Crack Repair

By Aaron Kuertz Why Concrete Cracks Concrete shrinks as a natural process of it curing. This shrinkage causes the concrete to develop stresses and to relieve it, the basement wall cracks. This is a normal condition in a concrete foundation. Shrinkage cracks are typically less than 1/16th” in width and will eventually run the entire […]

Concrete Block Method of Building Walls

By H. John Griffin II There are several different methods used to build walls. This article will discuss the concrete block method. We will look at the materials used in this method and then list the conclusions reached based on these materials. If you are standing inside the house, we will talk about the materials […]

Cement Mixer Advice and Tips

By Theodor Cartman The art of constructing buildings and making streets and sidewalks has been width us since the days of the Egyptians. While the technology used today to make concrete has certainly changed for the better, the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans used baking ovens where they mixed clay with straw and other earthen material to […]

Concrete Resurfacing Unique Solutions For Your Next Home Improvement Project 5 Reasons Why

By Kimberlee Carter Did you know that concrete resurfacing may be the answer to some of your most challenging home improvement projects? Resurfacing, which is a thin overlay process, is generally known for its application on driveways, patios and outdoor living spaces, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. Custom colors and textures […]