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Concrete Repair and Maintenance Ideas and Strategies


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Concrete Repair and Maintenance Ideas and Strategies

Hi, my name is Kent, and I have taken care of a lot of concrete over the years. I have acid stained it, laid it myself, repaired small blemishes and hired concrete contractors to do work for me. Through all of those experiences, I have learned a lot about concrete, and I am eager to share that information with others. If you want tips or ideas related to concrete, you have come to the right place. Please, get comfortable and explore. I hope you enjoy this blog and that it informs and inspires you. When I'm not writing or dealing with concrete, I love to travel. I also work as an engineer and spend a lot of time on home remodeling projects.

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Advice on achieving a smooth finish when pouring your own concrete

Concrete is one of the most useful materials in construction. It can be used for so many different purposes. Whether you are laying a new patio or simply doing some repair work at home, there are plenty of factors you have to keep to the forefront of your mind. The last thing you want to do is have a finish that looks poor and rushed. It is not as simple as just pouring the concrete and waiting for it to set. Read More 

Mixture Formulation Options for Asphalt Pavements

There are numerous materials that are ideal for construction of residential and commercial pavements. Asphalt concrete is a popular choice because it is versatile and can be utilised in creating durable surfaces. Basically, asphalt is a composite material that consists of mineral aggregate, and it is mixed and bound together using bitumen or other binders. When this mixture is compacted, the surface is dense and can support a lot of weight. Read More 

What to Ask a Concrete Cutting Service Provider

Hiring a concrete cutting service provider can make quick work of cutting through your home's foundation to add underpinning or get to plumbing pipes and make repairs or upgrades. Whatever your reasons for hiring such a service, you want to ensure they can do the job and get it done right. Note a few things to ask them about the job you may have and whether or not they can handle it for you, and what else might be involved in the work. Read More 

Why a Decorative Concrete Driveway Can Be More Durable Than Plain Concrete

When having a concrete driveway poured for your property, you might consider having the concrete stamped, painted, or stained. Concrete is very porous and holds a paint color very well, and this type of finish can make your driveway look like it's made of natural stone or brick. Paint can also include any type of design you want, such as your family's initial or another symbol. It's easy to think that a decorative concrete driveway is more delicate than plain concrete, but the opposite is often true. Read More 

Questions to Ask Your Concrete Contractor Before Work Begins

Before you have a new concrete driveway and walkways poured, you want to ensure you've gone over every detail with your concrete contractors. While the contractor can often determine the amount of concrete that should be poured and how the ground should be prepared beforehand, it's good to communicate with him or her about problems you've had and about how to care for your driveway and walkways once they're poured. Note a few questions to ask your concrete contractor before work begins. Read More