Concrete

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Cost of Concrete Slab vs Cost of Brick Pavers

Brick pavers and poured concrete are both great choices and either way, you'll save a ton of money doing the work yourself.

How to Build Footings for Concrete Retaining Walls

Footings create a foundation for a concrete wall, so building them correctly can mean the different between a long-standing structure and a crumbling mess.

Concrete Scoring 101

Adding some concrete scoring to your floor can create a beautiful and unique look.

Concrete Cutting Tools 101

Tool size matters.

Concrete Staining for the Rest of Us

Concrete staining is an inexpensive and easy way to fix up the appearance of your concrete surfaces. Here's what you need to know before jumping into your own do-it-yourself staining project.

Building Concrete Wall Over Other Materials

Building concrete wall structures is the most common and widely-used type of construction in the world.

Why Is Curing a New Concrete Driveway Important?

One of the most important parts of installing a new concrete driveway, is allowing the concrete the proper

What Causes Concrete Spalling?

If you notice pits and pock marks in the surface of your concrete, that make your concrete surface look

Anchoring To Concrete and Masonry

Anchoring objects into concrete or masonry can seem a daunting task, but is within the capability of

Building a Foundation

This section is not meant to provide you with the necessary instructions to pour your garage foundation

Repairing Holes in Concrete

In the event that you want to cover a concrete floor with tile, carpet, or another material, you will

About Decorative Concrete Tools

Concrete tools can transform a dull piece of gray concrete into a stylish drive or a smart patio. There

Must-Have Concrete Tools

You will want to have a basic set of concrete tools on hand for any home improvement project that involves

Block Foundation vs. Poured Foundation

There are 2 types of foundations that you can choose from when building a home: block foundation and

Reinforcing Concrete Forms

A common mistake do-it-yourselfers make when working with concrete forms is underestimating how powerful

Applying Veneers To Concrete Slabs

If your backyard leisure area has a plain concrete patio slab, adding veneer brick or another veneer

Acid Wash Concrete Flooring: 2 Steps

Acid wash concrete is a necessary step to prepare a concrete surface for painting and to be sealed. Acid

Setting Anchor Bolts in Concrete

Anchor bolts are placed in concrete to secure beams and other structures that reside on top of the concrete.

How To Break Concrete

Learning how to break concrete is a process both time consuming and physically taxing. Knowing how to

Front Stoop Construction Tips

The curb appeal of your home can be dramatically improved by installing or repairing the entrance, and

Installing Utility Shelves To Concrete Walls

To install utility shelves in concrete walls, you need wall anchors that are specifically designed for

How To Build Concrete Block Walls

Concrete block walls can be a challenge to build, and you will need to make sure you get some help for

Calculating Concrete Yardage

When you are planning to lay concrete for almost any project, you will need to calculate concrete yardage

Pouring The Perfect Concrete Slab For Construction

If you are using a concrete slab as the base for your construction project, you want it to be perfect.

Calculate The Right Amount Of Concrete

When you undertake the construction of a new home it is necessary to calculate the amount of concrete

How To Acid Stain Concrete

It is easy to create an acid stain concrete floor on your own. Step 1 – Gather Materials You will

How To Cast Concrete Molds

Materials Needed:•Concrete•Mixing Bucket•Casting Item•Leak-Proof Container•Pourable

Cutting a Concrete Block with Precise Cuts

Concrete block requires the right type of saw with a carbide tipped blade and water to keep it from overheating.

How Much Will a Concrete Slab Cost You?

A concrete slab, which serves as a foundation footer for a home or a garage, can range in cost depending

Cutting Concrete With Hands

Cutting concrete with your hands requires the use of a masonry chisel and hammer. This is a very physical

Determining Rebar Size for a Concrete Slab

The size of rebar you need for a concrete slab is determined by local and state building codes. Rebar

Pouring A Basic Concrete Floor

With a concrete floor, you can add a lot of different textures, color, designs, and even stampings to

Installing Insulated Concrete Forms Step-By-Step

Working with insulated concrete forms has many advantages. The construction process is faster than working

Making Expansion Joints in Concrete Slabs

Expansion joints are installed in a concrete slab where expansion and contraction caused by temperature

Safely Mixing And Using High Strength Concrete

High strength concrete is especially popular for complicated construction projects that require more

Pressure Washing Concrete: A How-To Guide

Pressure washing concrete is a great way to clean off dirt, debris and even oil stains. This process

How To Screed Cement

When you screed cement you are essentially making the cement flat. This is not the same as leveling it,

How To Seal Acid Stained Concrete

An acid stained concrete floor is wonderful to behold, creating a marble-like pattern on the surface,

Mixing 4000 PSI Concrete

A 4,000 PSI concrete (or pounds per square inch) is the general type of concrete that is the standard

How To Repair Concrete Cracks

Knowing how to repair concrete cracks can keep your driveway both good looking and structurally sound.