How to Use an Air Framing Nailer

Posted on June 2, 2015

How to Use an Air Framing Nailer

There are four distinct benefits to this type of equipment: Speed: You can hang dozens of shingles in the same time it would take you to complete one or two with a hammer. Reliability: The toughest brands handle falling off roofs and long days of continuous use without giving up. Safety: When used correctly, a Read more…

What Different Types of Concrete Consists of

Posted on May 19, 2015

What Different Types of Concrete Consists of

To the average person, concrete is all one hard and gray material. Despite what it might look like on the outside, different types of concrete actually vary greatly due to the ingredients and mixing methods used to create them. There are dozens of different types of specialty concrete, but most home and garden projects require just Read more…

How to Remove Stubborn Rebar Stakes

Posted on May 5, 2015

How to Remove Stubborn Rebar Stakes

Many projects, such as an old farm or an old or abandoned home site, generally require a lot of cleaning up. However, you’ll need to do quite of bit of reclaiming before you can move in or begin new construction. Learn how to handle leftover pieces of rebar stakes sticking out of the ground or 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…

The Many Uses of Carton Staplers

Posted on March 23, 2015

The Many Uses of Carton Staplers

Large, messy construction jobs require proper tools, but even casual construction enthusiasts appreciate having specialized equipment on hand when the need arises. A reliable carton stapler that make quick work of securing corrugated boxes is a must-have tool in a variety of business and industrial settings. The MTA18 Carton Stapler offers a great option for Read more…