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What is Foamed Concrete?

We understand the burden of transporting large quantities of concrete. Sure, traditional concrete is strong, resilient and durable — but it’s also heavy. That’s why you should know about foam concrete, an alternative concrete mix that perfectly balances strength with weight. Unlike traditional concrete, foam concrete is mixed with foam to create a low-density, lightweight […]

When Do You Need Reinforced Concrete?

when do you need reinforced concrete

Concrete is one the strongest and most resilient surface materials on Earth – and yet there are circumstances where it simply isn’t strong enough. For some tasks, textured steel reinforcements known as ‘rebar’ or ‘rebar mesh’ must be added to the concrete to increase its overall strength.  It may seem strange to imagine a scenario […]

How to Mix Concrete in a Mixer

A cement mixer with water being poured in from a white bucket

When we need home improvements, we all want to make sure that the job is done well, but we also want to save money where possible. If your home improvement project needs concrete, that may be one of the tasks you might consider doing yourself rather than getting the professionals in. Concrete for smaller jobs […]

How to Break Concrete

Broken concrete

Concrete is known for being exceptionally strong and durable. While these qualities are great for building bridges and foundations, they’re not so good for breaking concrete apart. Breaking concrete can be tough, but with the right tools, skills and knowledge, it can be made easier. In this article, we explain how to break up concrete […]

DIY Concrete Planters Guide

DIY Concrete Planters

Add a touch of elegance to your garden with a homemade concrete planter. Not only does concrete provide a unique industrial aesthetic to any object, but it also offers superb strength and thermal resistance — perfect for your next garden planter. The best part? It’s easy to make yourself, from home, and in just a […]

How to Seal a Concrete Floor

How to seal a concrete floor

Sealing a concrete floor is a crucial step towards ensuring it remains strong and in great condition for years to come. There are a plethora of benefits to using sealer on concrete — and it’s almost effortless to apply. So, what are you waiting for? Start applying sealer to your concrete floor today. Check out […]

What is the R-Value for Concrete?

What is the R-Value for Concrete

It’s possible to calculate the thermal resistance of your walls or floor to determine just how insulative they really are. This is called the R-value, and it is obtained as a result of a calculation that we will cover in this article. In addition to the R-value, there is the U-value, which is the inverse, […]

How to Install Concrete Fence Posts

How to Install Concrete Fence Posts

Concrete is the perfect material to use for fence posts. Not only is it strong and durable, but it’s also easy to install. If you’re in the mood for some DIY, consider installing concrete fence posts for your garden. In this article, we guide you through the entire process. Why use concrete fence posts? Though […]

Can You Recycle Concrete?

Can You Recycle Concrete?

If you have old or excess concrete, you may be wondering how to get rid of it. Though your first thought may be to dispose of the concrete, you could recycle it instead. Recycling unneeded concrete is a great way to protect the environment and preserve scarce natural resources. In this article, we explore how […]

Concrete Risk Assessments Guide

Volumetric concrete

If you’re an employer getting your staff to prepare and lay concrete, it’s important that risk assessments are carried out to ensure that the job can be done safely. For example, cement-based products such as mortar and concrete can cause serious skin problems, including dermatitis and burns, and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health […]

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