How To Rebuild a DC-20 Rebar Cutter

Posted on July 28, 2016

How To Rebuild a DC-20 Rebar Cutter

If you have the best tools, it’s important to know how to care for them properly which is why we’re breaking down how to rebuild your DC-20 Rebar cutter. The DC-20WH is a portable tool that’s intended for effortless heavy-duty applications on vertical and horizontal rebar cutting applications. This portable rebar tool weighs 25.5 pounds Read more…

How to Tear Down the DC-20 Rebar Cutter

Posted on July 26, 2016

How to Tear Down the DC-20 Rebar Cutter

To be the best person on the job site, you not only need to bring the best tools but you also want tools that are easy to tear down when the job is complete. The DC-20WH is a portable tool that’s intended for effortless heavy-duty applications on vertical and horizontal rebar cutting applications. This portable Read more…

Concrete Floors in Your Home

Posted on March 24, 2016

Concrete Floors in Your Home

Concrete floors in your home are more luxurious and hygienic than carpet. Concrete floors last longer and are exponentially more diverse in relation to options than wood floors because of the almost unlimited color, pattern and texture options. And, in addition to requiring less maintenance, concrete floors in your home are more professional looking than Read more…

Working with Pervious Concrete

Posted on March 22, 2016

Working with Pervious Concrete

What Pervious Concrete Is and Is Used For Pervious concrete is concrete that dries porous. The sieve-like effect of pervious concrete allows water, sand and clay to seep into the ground below. An effect of mix ratios and finishing techniques, the purpose of the pervious concrete is to allow water to seep into the ground Read more…

How to: Concrete Driveway Installation

Posted on March 17, 2016

How to: Concrete Driveway Installation

When it comes to paving, you just can’t beat a material with a 2,000 year history. Developed by the Romans, concrete is one of the most durable paving materials on the market today. It bears up better to heat and traffic than asphalt and can even be used in permeable paving situations. In this post, we’ll Read more…

Sustainable Construction Materials: Concrete

Posted on March 15, 2016

Sustainable Construction Materials: Concrete

The view of concrete as a sustainable construction material is at times, easily overlooked. The press, politicians, environmental advocates and advocacy groups, all alike, spend time outlining and pontificating about the bad, non-sustainable resources and materials used (lumber, petroleum products, etc.). But, these same “experts” fail to address the merits of using building materials that Read more…

Choosing Different Rebar Sizes for Your Project

Posted on January 26, 2016

Choosing Different Rebar Sizes for Your Project

Importance of Reinforcing Bar (Rebar): Compressive Versus Tensile Strength 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 Read more…

How to Fix Cracks in Concrete

Posted on January 21, 2016

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…

Pouring Concrete in Winter

Posted on January 20, 2016

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…

Essential Tools for Building with Concrete

Posted on December 10, 2015

Essential Tools for Building with Concrete

“It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time,” wrote country singer, David Allen Coe. There is a reason building metaphors typically reference concrete. Building with concrete is the most important component of construction. At the very least, every Read more…