Clever Ways to Cut and Bend Rebar

Posted on February 14, 2018

Clever Ways to Cut and Bend Rebar

The Art of Cutting and Bending Rebar People have discovered and employed many methods when it comes to cutting and bending rebar. Reinforced steel bars are made to be durable, as they are used to provide a solid structure and support system for concrete buildings. That being said, you can’t expect to simply grab an Read more…

3 Home Construction Mistakes To Avoid

Posted on January 29, 2018

3 Home Construction Mistakes To Avoid

Homebuilders are generally experienced construction contractors or individuals who know what they are doing. Building a home is a huge task to undertake, and the process takes a deep amount of experience and knowledge because the stakes are incredibly high. Experienced contractors tend to begin this project with a list of concerns to address that Read more…

10 Ideas to Keep in Mind for Your New Construction Project

Posted on January 18, 2018

10 Ideas to Keep in Mind for Your New Construction Project

Taking on a new construction project can be fun, but it also 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 Read more…

What is Waterproofing and How is it Different than Damp Proofing?

Posted on January 10, 2018

What is Waterproofing and How is it Different than Damp Proofing?

When you’re having moisture or water problems, you may hear the terms waterproofing and damp proofing tossed around. But to the average person, what’s the difference? They both limit the transfer of water through materials, right? As it turns out, there are major differences – especially if you’re worried about basement moisture problems. Let’s take Read more…

What are the Different Types of Rebar? And Does it Matter?

Posted on December 29, 2017

What are the Different Types of Rebar? And Does it Matter?

The compressive strength of concrete is tremendous. Incredible force is required to crush concrete. However, concrete has relatively weak tensile strength. Far less force is required to crack concrete by bending or twisting it than is required to crush concrete. To increase the tensile strength of concrete, reinforcing bar — rebar — is used to Read more…

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…