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
Completing a concrete project yourself is an ambitious endeavour, but it’s perfectly doable provided you have the right resources. If this is your first concrete project, you might find yourself asking one of the most common questions we get from the average hobbyist: Is it better to pour concrete during the winter or the summer? … Continued
Concrete is one of the most popular building materials for professional construction workers and home-improvement hobbyists alike. It’s completely understandable why. Not only is concrete relatively affordable as a building block, but it can be adapted for so many different situations and is easy enough to use that the average person can figure it out … Continued
One of the most important aspects to understand about concrete is that concrete is created by mixing a bunch of different products together. Usually it’s a combination of water, cement and sand. As such, not every mix is created equally. That means that if something is wrong with your mix at the beginning, it could … Continued
Anyone who has done concrete projects themselves before will tell you that the most difficult part is almost always the preparation. The actual pouring of the concrete is a fairly straightforward process if you have taken the time to properly prepare the project area. Unsurprisingly, we get the most questions pertaining to that preparation phase. … Continued
Concrete is one of the most popular options for all different types of home improvement projects. Whether you are laying down a new driveway, creating sidewalk trails or laying a foundation, concrete is usually the best tool for the job. However, depending on the scope of the project the associated costs that come with concrete … Continued
If you already know that there is a difference between cement and concrete, then you are well ahead of most of the world. The fact of the matter is there are massive differences between cement and concrete; one of the most important is the difference in strength between the new materials. Let’s take a closer … Continued
Most people know what concrete is. However when they think of concrete they often think of that classic grey color. The truth of the matter is that concrete can be all kinds of different colors. One color seems to cause confusion amongst the average viewer though—white. White concrete is tricky because it can be white … Continued
Concrete is an incredibly versatile and durable material, but it can break down over time. One of the most common issues with older concrete is stains. Luckily, it’s really quite easy to fix concrete stains. Today, we’re going to go over some of the most effective methods for removing a stain from concrete. The … Continued
One of the most common problems associated with concrete is cracks. There are several different types of cracks that can occur in concrete, but all of them should be avoided if possible. Not only do cracks aesthetically ruin concrete, they also have a direct effect on the strength of the concrete. The more cracks, … Continued
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