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…

What are the Proper Concrete Mix Proportions?

Posted on September 25, 2017

What are the Proper Concrete Mix Proportions?

Concrete is the single most important material in modern building and concrete mix proportions are the most important aspects of working with concrete. Without concrete, residential homes and commercial skyscrapers fall, bridges have no anchors, piers or abutments, tunnels, sidewalks, curbs, sewer systems… concrete is — literally — the foundation of development. There are only Read more…

Essential Tools for Building with Concrete

Posted on September 7, 2017

Essential Tools for Building with Concrete

Building with concrete is the most important component of construction. At the very least, every home, commercial building, structure and edifice requires a foundation and/or footings. There are about a dozen critical tools for pouring footings, foundations and finishing flat work. Every concrete job will require the following: Excavating Tools Shovels – preferably both spades Read more…

How to Fix Cracks in Concrete

Posted on September 4, 2017

How to Fix Cracks in Concrete

The band-aid fix for repairing cracks in concrete is the simple mixing of a polymer-modified cement product in a bucket with water, then wiping the mud over the cracks with a trowel. Doing so is neither a structurally sound solution nor a long-term fix, but it will suffice if the cracks are merely symptoms of Read more…

Which Rebar Tie Tool is Right for Your Project?

Posted on August 23, 2017

Which Rebar Tie Tool is Right for Your Project?

In the construction world, fast-paced environments breed accidents, mishaps, and mistakes. Many health risks, injuries, and damages stem from outdated and ineffective procedures. If you can adopt a rebar tie tool into your arsenal, however, you’ll thrive with the added innovation. Manually tying rebar takes work. First, you need to tie a wire around a Read more…

A Look at Tying Rebar

Posted on August 21, 2017

A Look at Tying Rebar

Learning to tie rebar properly is a like perfecting the art of tying sailor’s knots. It requires some practice to do it right. The kind of tie depends on the kind of job the rebar will be doing, and specialized tools are needed to do it right and to do it well. A Look at Read more…

Should You Be Tying or Welding Rebar?

Posted on August 7, 2017

Should You Be Tying or Welding Rebar?

When you’ve got a lengthy concrete project ahead of you, the question of whether you should be tying or welding rebar may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But it’s an important part of the job, impacting structural strength, ease of pour, quality of rebar used and speed of production. Which one is Read more…