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…

What is the Importance of a Reinforced Concrete Slab?

Posted on December 3, 2015

What is the Importance of a Reinforced Concrete Slab?

With few exceptions, concrete slabs need to be reinforced with either rebar or re-mesh. Concrete has exceptional compressive strength. However, in relation to its compressive strength, concrete has weak tensile strength. That is to say, it is very difficult to crush concrete. It is much easier, on the other hand, to pull it apart. Compressive Read more…

How to Cure Concrete

Posted on November 20, 2015

How to Cure Concrete

The Mix Ratio Concrete — the mixing of it — is an inexact science. But, it is a science none-the-less. The reason it is an inexact science is because most people do not understand the variables that determine how to cure concrete correctly. There are three things that affect the curing of concrete: the cement Read more…

DIY Concrete Projects Around the House

Posted on November 19, 2015

DIY Concrete Projects Around the House

While it may sound daunting, DIY concrete projects around the house are actually some of the simplest and most productive of projects. The key to concrete projects is being prepared to pour the concrete before mixing the cement with your sand and aggregate. The only way you can really mess up a concrete project is Read more…

How to Create a Proper Foundation Drainage Design

Posted on November 17, 2015

How to Create a Proper Foundation Drainage Design

There is a reason business and athletic clichés so often use construction metaphors, the importance of a solid foundation being a common theme in the analogies. As the clichés imply, if the foundation of an edifice fails, there can be a domino effect from the bottom up that brings down the entire building. At the Read more…

How Portable Generators Work for Your Job Site

Posted on November 12, 2015

How Portable Generators Work for Your Job Site

When you’re in need of a portable generator for your job site, there are so many questions that can come up. How many watts do you need to keep your site rolling? Do you need particular technologies? Let’s take a look at common questions contractors have about how portable generators work. Add it up The Read more…

How to Build a Timber Retaining Wall

Posted on November 5, 2015

How to Build a Timber Retaining Wall

The reason many people choose to build a timber retaining wall is because of the esthetic value. While steps can be taken to make a concrete or rock retaining wall more appealing, it is difficult to make either as attractive as a timber retaining wall. Additionally, the labor required to make a timber retaining wall Read more…