Cement

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Concrete vs. Cement: What's the Difference?

While it may seem that cement and concrete are interchangeable materials, there are several differences between them.

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How to Make Lightweight Concrete Blocks

Follow these 8 steps to make your own bricks that don't weigh a ton!

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How to Color Cement

Cement doesn't always have to be gray and dull.

A stucco wall.
What Is Parging?

Contractors use a term called parging when applying a thin coat of mortar or concrete to a wall.

Plastic cement is used on wood.
7 Best Uses for Plastic Cement

Seven great applications for plastic cement, one of the most useful adhesives you can buy.

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How to Use a Concrete Edger

Get a professional finish on your concrete edges.

Lay Cement Floor in 3 Steps

Cement is a durable material.

How to Build a Solid Cinder Block BBQ

A concrete cinder block barbecue is a relatively inexpensive way to build a good-sized barbecue that will last.

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How to Build a Breeze Block Wall

If you're getting ready to build a new garage or you want a small wall to surround your garden, consider breeze blocks.

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How to Determine the Correct Thickness of a Concrete Patio Slab

When it comes time to lay down concrete slabs for your backyard patio, it's important to make all the necessary preparations. Before you begin your project, you'll need to determine how thick - or thin - your concrete slabs should be in order to have a flush, flawless concrete patio area in your yard.

A cement block.
How to Coat a Cement Block Wall

Cement plaster is used to coat a cement block wall.

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How to Fill a Cinder Block with Concrete

Save some cash by using cinder blocks instead of poured concrete, but don't compromise on strength. Reinforce your blocks instead.

Plastic Cement
How to Mix Plastic Cement

Plastic cement is a vital ingredient in any DIY project.

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How to Build a Cinder Block Shed Foundation

Create a good foundation for your storage.

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How to Dissolve Lime Mortar

Lime mortar is used in a variety of ways.

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Epoxy Cement Repair

Follow these directions to save money on epoxy cement repair

How to Attach Posts to a Cement Patio

Attaching posts to a cement patio can seem like a baffling job.

Concrete blocks.
How To Place Rebar Columns Between Concrete Blocks

Frequently, rebar and poured concrete are used to reinforce the strength of concrete blocks. Here you will find information on how to put rebar columns between concrete blocks.

Stacked aerated concrete blocks.
Pros and Cons of Laying Aerated Concrete Blocks

Aerated concrete blocks are made from a combination of sand, lime, water, gypsum, and cement.

Cinder blocks in a pile.
How to Lay Cinder Block With Adhesive

With these simple steps, you can install your own cinder block wall.

a crack in concrete wall
Concrete Block Foundation: How to Repair Cracks

Neglecting concrete block foundation cracks can cause serious problems for your home over time. Try these steps to repair it early.

Concrete on the ground.
Troubleshooting Problems with Your Concrete Mixer

Mixing concrete by hand is a time and labor-intensive undertaking. Listed here are a few common symptoms and possible routes of exploration to correct them yourself.

Cracked pavement being fixed with bonding adhesive.
How to Use a Concrete Bonding Adhesive

Make concrete repairs a little easier by using bonding adhesive. This how-to guide will give you everything you need to know to do it yourself.

How to Make Cement Pavers

Cement pavers can enhance the overall look of a garden or backyard. These beautifully shaped pavers are available in the market in different shapes and sizes.

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How to Lay an Aerated Concrete Block BBQ

Put together a workable grill for that backyard bbq.

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How to Texture Cement

There are many different ways to texture cement, including the conventional slick and broom finishes.

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How to Build a Cement Block Wall

A cement block wall is something that will take a bit of work in order to build. However, you will find

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How to Make a Cement Fireplace

Building a cement fireplace can be an amazingly rewarding job if done right. With some people usually

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Concrete Block Foundation: How to Repair a Collapsed Base

Concrete block foundation repair is needed when a concrete block foundation collapses. However, since

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How to Build a Cement Fireplace Mantel

Building a cement fireplace mantel can be a complicated process, but the results can be stunning. Unlike

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How to Install a Drain in a Concrete Block Wall

A basement drain should be put into a concrete block wall while the home is under construction. It can

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How to Install a Concrete Header Block

When dealing with home improvement tasks, such as installing a concrete header block, it is always best

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7 Tips for Mixing and Applying Cement Mortar

Cement mortar is very important in many construction and concrete repair projects. Concrete mortar is