Pouring Concrete in Winter

Posted on December 8, 2017

Pouring Concrete in Winter

The maturation of concrete is dependent on three factors: mix ratio, time, and temperature. With respect to the maturation process, temperature is always in reference to concrete temperature, not air temperature. Of the three concrete maturation variables, temperature is the most difficult to control. Inconveniently, temperature is also one of the most important components in Read more…

Choosing Different Rebar Sizes for Your Project

Posted on December 4, 2017

Choosing Different Rebar Sizes for Your Project

Importance of Reinforcing Bar (Rebar) Reinforcing bar is used to add tensile strength to concrete. The compressive strength of concrete is ten times the tensile strength. That means it takes ten times the weight, or force, to crush concrete than it does to pull it apart. In reality, concrete is not pulled apart by natural forces. Read more…

How To Work with Portable Saws

Posted on November 27, 2017

How To Work with Portable Saws

One must-have tool for any construction job (large or small) is a saw. You can’t expect to get anywhere cutting by hand, although it can be done with much time and effort. From home remodeling projects to large-scale commercial jobs, portable saws have helped make short work of just about anything. It goes without saying Read more…

Tips for Efficient Concrete Saw Cutting

Posted on November 6, 2017

Tips for Efficient Concrete Saw Cutting

There are many reasons to need to learn how to be efficient when concrete saw cutting, such as when you need to correct issues or remove excess material. If you forget to add the stress joints or want to create a different look for a new patio, cutting the concrete is the fastest way to Read more…

How to Change a Saw Blade

Posted on November 1, 2017

How to Change a Saw Blade

Professional contractors as well as homeowners can find endless reasons for owning a saw, whether it’s an electric model or operated by a rechargeable battery. Many different types of saws exist, but one of the most popular and versatile saws is a hand-held circular saw. Part of the value of this type of tool is that Read more…

The Many Purposes of Bolt Cutters

Posted on October 23, 2017

The Many Purposes of Bolt Cutters

Anyone who works in the building trade knows the value of a serviceable, multi-purpose bolt cutter and how important it is to have that tool readily available. Used for a variety of routine tasks, a bolt cutter is an invaluable hand tool; it can also be in unusual situations, from the need to access a Read more…

How A Rebar Calculator Can Save Your Project

Posted on October 16, 2017

How A Rebar Calculator Can Save Your Project

Measurements for rebar projects are very important, because having the proper measurements, materials, and equipment are crucial to a successful project. If your measurements are off by even a millimeter, it can ruin a project. Fortunately, there are options to help you reduce the chances of making a mistake. One of the best things to Read more…

Learn Unique Die Grinder Uses

Posted on October 4, 2017

Learn Unique Die Grinder Uses

Die grinders are powerful tools that are traditionally used to grind down metal. With incredible power and unbelievable RPM speeds, though, they can be used in a wide variety of ways – you don’t even have to just be working with metal. Here are five of the best die grinder uses that make these powerful pieces Read more…

The Science Behind Your Favorite Power Tools

Posted on October 2, 2017

The Science Behind Your Favorite Power Tools

For centuries, construction workers and product assemblers had to rely on hand tools and their personal strength to do plenty of hard work. With the advent of small motors and unlimited electricity, all that hard work became the job of power tools instead of the workers. If you rely on power tools to do your job Read more…

Which Concrete Mixer is Right for Your Project?

Posted on September 27, 2017

Which Concrete Mixer is Right for Your Project?

A concrete mixer is something that not all home improvement projects need. That being said, some do call for this type of machinery and choosing the right one is critical. When Might You Need a Concrete Mixer? As most people know not all projects call for a concrete mixer but there are certainly some that Read more…