The Benefits of Using an Air Impact Wrench

Posted on July 23, 2015

The Benefits of Using an Air Impact Wrench

An air impact wrench is one such tool that seems very practical, but you may be hesitant in purchasing one. Here are three ways that you can use an air impact wrench to make your at home jobs far easier, faster, and more enjoyable. When you are starting to think about an impact wrench, it Read more…

A Look at Tying Rebar

Posted on May 28, 2015

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. Rebar is used Read more…

The Science Behind Your Favorite Power Tools

Posted on May 26, 2015

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 Read more…

A Few Thoughts About Creating Concrete Countertops

Posted on April 28, 2015

A Few Thoughts About Creating Concrete Countertops

Are you tired of countertops that end up marked with black rings when you set down a hot pot? Get a tough kitchen surface smooth enough for mixing dough on by installing concrete counter tops. These cabinet toppers rely on the strength of concrete to give them longevity without the high price tag of natural Read more…

A Detailed Look at Today’s Concrete Aggregates

Posted on April 21, 2015

A Detailed Look at Today’s Concrete Aggregates

The versatility, durability, and cost of concrete has made it the man-made material most widely used today. Concrete is made from Portland cement and water, which forms a thick slurry that forms tiny crystalline structures as it cures. Rocks and other stable materials get tossed into the blend while the mixing paddle drill spins, and Read more…

Installing Overlay Cement Finishes

Posted on April 16, 2015

Installing Overlay Cement Finishes

While modern concrete has been in use for a couple of centuries, the ancient Romans built seaports using a type of cement made from lime and volcanic ash approximately two millennia ago. In many ways, say the experts, their mix was superior and withstood the test of time better than modern-day materials, particularly when subjected Read more…

3 Ways to Prepare a Floor for Finishing

Posted on April 11, 2015

3 Ways to Prepare a Floor for Finishing

Preparing a floor for refinishing can be as simple as sweeping up the dust and scrubbing the surface. Or . . . It may be obvious, but there are two — at least, two — variables: What the existing surface is and what condition it is in. The second consideration is what you envision as Read more…

How to Properly Mix Mortar

Posted on April 8, 2015

How to Properly Mix Mortar

Mixing mortar is pretty much like mixing cake batter. It helps to have the proper tools; it’s wise to gather up all the ingredients in advance. And, practice makes perfect! Mortar is a generic term applied to the “glue” or binder that bonds bricks, blocks and building materials together, or to adhere them to another Read more…

How to Hire a Construction Contractor

Posted on March 31, 2015

How to Hire a Construction Contractor

When planning for a construction or renovation project, having the right construction contractor is the most important part. Knowing the process of hiring a contractor can save you time, money and a list of headaches that can occur from not doing your research. Beyond getting recommendations from friends and family to steer you in the Read more…

10 Ideas to Keep in Mind for New Construction Projects

Posted on March 10, 2015

10 Ideas to Keep in Mind for New Construction Projects

Taking on a new construction project can be fun, but takes careful preparation. Although taking on this type of project may seem easy, it is not as clear-cut as you may think. Having the right mindset and having things in order can be beneficial to laying the right foundation. Here are a few tips to Read more…