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…

What to Look for When Hiring an Eco-Friendly Construction Contractor

Posted on March 17, 2015

What to Look for When Hiring an Eco-Friendly Construction Contractor

Building a new home or business has always been an exciting venture with plenty of decisions to make each step along the way. But more than ever, whatever the final purpose of the structure might be, it is important that the building functions both economically as well as ecologically. This means making a point to Read more…

The Top Benefits of Refurbished Tools

Posted on March 3, 2015

The Top Benefits of Refurbished Tools

Buying used tools is an option that you should consider. The single most important reason is lower purchase cost, but there are other reasons why this might be a great alternative for you. But first, there are different kinds of “used” tools. They are not all the same. Used tools are not necessarily reconditioned or Read more…

5 Best Professional Contractor Tools

Posted on February 18, 2015

5 Best Professional Contractor Tools

As every professional concrete contractor knows, having the right tools is as important as knowing what to do. Hand tools and equipment that give years of reliable service spell the difference between jobs that are completed successfully, on time and within budget, and problematic situations that lead to wasted time, strained business relations and decreased Read more…