Concrete

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Reinforced Concrete Slabs: Steel Mesh vs. Rebar

Use these facts to decide what kind of reinforcement you want for your concrete slabs.

4 Benefits to Laying and Pouring Concrete in Sections

Pouring concrete in sections offers several advantages over a single slab pour.

Driveway on a Slope: Concrete Pouring Tips

Pouring concrete is a precise job, especially when working with a sloped driveway. Here's how to do it.

Polishing Concrete Patios

Concrete patios are a popular choice for homeowners. You can achieve whatever style and design you choose to by using concrete.

Curing Concrete With Vermiculite

Add vermiculite to your concrete to makes it last longer.

How to Make a Concrete Ramp Over Existing Stairs

Provide access to your home to the disabled and elderly by building your own concrete ramp.

How to Make a Concrete Stamp

A concrete stamp adds a stylized pattern to any concrete pour. Using a concrete stamp, your driveway can mimic more expensive building materials such as stone or brick.

How to Prepare Concrete for Staining

Concrete staining can bring a new life to concrete floors. Although the stains are effective they do require the proper preparation of the floor before application.

Repair a Hole in a Block Foundation Wall

Here's what you need to know to repair small holes in your block foundation walls.

How To Repair a Concrete Porch

If you're having issues with your concrete porch, read this before your next barbecue.

7 Ways to Patch Concrete

Fix all your concrete woes no matter where the cracked or broken area is.

How to Kill Weeds Between Patio Paving Stones

Keep your patio or walkway looking clean by removing any weeds that spring up between the stones.

5 Indoor Concrete Floor Finishes

Don’t leave your concrete floor boring. Try one of these finishes to give it some appeal.

Concrete Lifting for the Do It Yourselfer

No matter how or why your concrete slab has sunk, there is a way to lift it back up yourself.

How to Remove Concrete Efflorescence

Concrete efflorescence is easy to accumulate and sometimes difficult to get rid of. By doing your homework first by reading and following the steps in this handy guide you will be able to do it yourself and do it right the first time.

7 Tips for Building a Solid Home Slab

A house foundation is the most critical part of the entire house.

Building a Solid House Foundation

Even if this process should be undertaken by professionals, knowing the steps they’re taking can be helpful for a future homeowner.

How To Build Garage Partition Walls

Building garage partition walls can give you additional workspace in your home. Many people with large two-car garages will do this to separate their workshop space from their parking space.

Figuring How Much Concrete To Pour A Slab

Pouring a concrete slab is needed when laying a foundation, adding a sidewalk or creating driveway space in a home.

Casting Molds For Concrete Columns

A cast concrete column is one of the molded concrete items that have become popular as a landscaping and architectural detail in recent years.

Turning Steps into a Wheelchair Ramp

The first thing that needs to be understood about a wheelchair ramp is that there are federal building code requirements that govern how much incline the ramp is allowed to have.

How to Install a Handrail on Concrete Steps

Adding a handrail to your concrete steps can seem overwhelming if you’re not sure what to do. This article will give you step-by-step information on how you can do it yourself.

How to Pour Concrete for Footings

Prepare with proper mixing.

How to Pour a Concrete Retaining Wall

Pouring a concrete retaining wall will give long-lasting results.

How to Build a Concrete Paver Wall

Prevent soil erosion or just showcase your garden.

Where to Use Small Fasteners

They're best at supporting decorative touches.

How to Remove Moss from Concrete

If you have problems with moss, here are several solutions.

How to Lay a Concrete Block Wall

A number of DIY projects call for laying concrete blocks.

How to Make Steps with Concrete

Construct concrete steps like a professional mason with this guide.

How to Use Brick Anchors

Brick anchors are put into brickwork to hold loads. There are different types of anchors for different

How to Hand Trowel a Smooth Finish on Concrete

Hand trowels are the solution for a smooth concrete finish.

How to Use a Concrete Power Trowel

Use it properly for fast, effective results.

How to Extend a Concrete Patio Slab

If you find that your old concrete patio just isn't big enough, here's how you and create additional space!

Leveling Uneven Concrete Patios

Don't replace your entire patio when you can level the concrete yourself.

How to Frame Concrete Patios

Plan and frame it for a durable finished project.

How to Seal Concrete Patios

Keep your concrete patio protected from wet weather with a proper sealant.

How to Slope a Concrete Patio for Drainage

Standing water on a back patio can spell trouble, so make sure yours is sloped properly.

10 Options for Fixing Slippery Concrete Steps

Whether you're pouring new concrete steps or keeping old ones, learn how to fix your slippery steps before someone gets hurt.

Exposed Aggregate Concrete Sealing Tips

Don't expect your exposed aggregate concrete to endure without sealer. Check out these tips for proper application and make it last.

What is a Stem Wall?

The construction of the stem wall is one of the first and most important steps in building a structure.