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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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4 Reasons to Use Premix Concrete Instead of Site Mix When Working in Remote Locations
8 February 2017

When dealing with construction projects in remote

Concrete Surfaces: How to Protect Customers and Staff From Trips and Falls on Your Commercial Premises
10 November 2016

If you own commercial space, the idea of a custome

Causes of Spalling in Concrete Kerbs
14 July 2016

Many homeowners commit errors that cause their DIY

Waterproofing Your Concrete Wall: 3 Types of Sealant
27 June 2016

If you have just installed or repaired a new concr

Simple Tips for Ensuring Successful Concrete Repair
1 April 2016

As a homeowner, you can repair the concrete of you

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Concrete Surfaces: How to Protect Customers and Staff From Trips and Falls on Your Commercial Premises

If you own commercial space, the idea of a customer or employee tripping and falling while on your property is probably one of your biggest nightmares. Below is a guide to the steps you can take to install and maintain the concrete surfaces on your premises properly, protecting your customers and staff from trips and falls. Install Rubber Expansion Joints When planning the installation of concrete surfaces, it is important that you plan for the natural contraction and expansion of the material. Read More 

Causes of Spalling in Concrete Kerbs

Many homeowners commit errors that cause their DIY concrete kerbs to show signs of damage, such as spalling, much sooner than they had expected. Such damage may be costly to repair. This article discusses some of the mistakes that you should avoid making as you install your concrete kerb. Adding Water to the Kerb During Installation Some homeowners work alone as they install a concrete kerb, which makes it difficult to complete finishing the surface of the kerb before it starts drying. Read More 

Waterproofing Your Concrete Wall: 3 Types of Sealant

If you have just installed or repaired a new concrete wall in your home, you will want to protect it from damage which can be caused by moisture and water. The best way to do this is by applying a sealant. Below is a guide to 3 popular types of concrete sealant. Acrylic Sealant Acrylic sealant is made from the resin of acrylic acid. It will form a thin, glass-like layer on the surface of your concrete wall. Read More 

Simple Tips for Ensuring Successful Concrete Repair

As a homeowner, you can repair the concrete of your driveway, walkway, and steps if you invest in the right patching materials and tools, and take the time to prepare the surface properly before work begins. Note a few simple tips for ensuring successful concrete repair around your home so your work will look good and the repairs will last.  1. Undercut the edges Undercutting the edges means to cut around the layer on the underside of the concrete, so that the base of the area to be repaired will be wider than the top. Read More 

Preventative Maintenance: Typical Concrete Bridge Repairs

Bridge preventative maintenance usually leads to closure of some road lanes for a certain duration, and this can disrupt regular vehicular traffic flow. Planned activities usually involve carrying out minor repairs before they can lead to accrued deterioration. This helps to moderate the rate of future wear as a secondary benefit. While lane closures during concrete bridge repair will inconvenience you as a motorist, it is important to appreciate that the repairs help improve safety and lifetime of the bridge. Read More