Not all concrete is made the same, in fact most concrete differs slightly even batch to batch. This fact often comes as a surprise to the over DIYer but, the truth is it makes concrete even more versatile. One of the more obscure types of concrete is called air-entrained concrete. Air-entrained concrete used a … Continued
When most people think of concrete they think of the classic smooth grey concrete floor. While that is concrete, it does not do justice to the true aesthetic versatility that comes with modern concrete work. It’s time to open everyone’s eyes to the wonder that is stamped concrete. Stamped concrete allows concrete to take … Continued
When most people think of concrete they think of more rugged exterior projects. The truth is that concrete is such a versatile building block that it can be used for all kinds of interior projects as well. One of the best uses for concrete is for flooring. Let’s take a closer look at some of … Continued
Concrete is one of the most versatile and long-lasting building materials out there. Couple that with its relatively low cost and it’s easy to see why concrete has become one of the most ubiquitous building blocks of the modern age. When people take issue with concrete it’s not often for its performance, but rather its … Continued
Concrete is one of the more durable building blocks in existence, and one of the most affordable. That’s why it’s no surprise that concrete has remained a popular building material since its invention. However, concrete is not indestructible. One of the most common issues concrete runs into is cracking. Let’s take a closer look at … Continued
One of the most common misconceptions about concrete is that it’s the same thing as cement. The truth is, concrete and cement are not the same thing. However, there is cement in concrete. An effective analogy to think about when conceptualizing this is that cement is to concrete as milk is to ice cream. … Continued
Concrete is an amazing substance and one of the best building materials available today. However, it is not a miracle substance. That means that concrete is not the right choice for every building job. Today we’re going to answer the question: What are the limitations of concrete? We’ll talk about some of the drawbacks … Continued
To the average person, concrete can seem like an indestructible material. It can form huge structures, can be nearly completely weatherproof and lasts for years–but what is the actual lifespan of concrete? Let’s take a closer look at how long you can expect concrete to last, and what you can do to help improve the … Continued
When it comes to concrete there are two factors that are critical to measure for every project: PSI and slump. Today we’re going to take a closer look at what these two factors are, and why they are so important to measure for any concrete project. PSI stands for pounds per square inch. The … Continued
Many a home-improvement hobbyist have been surprised to learn just how crucial rebar is to most concrete projects. That discovery invariable leads to the question: does concrete always need rebar? Let’s take a look at what rebar is, what it does for concrete, and when it’s actually needed. Rebar is shorthand for reinforcing bar; … Continued
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