Learning to live with bad concrete.

Hiding splits could be better value for money as well as a lot more fascinating compared to eliminating them My aged grey driveway had not been exactly what it made use of to be. Time, a significant maple tree, as well as large dirt had actually conspired versus it, leaving damages down its size and … Read more

Building a Gunite or Shotcrete Pond? Important Things You Need to Know About Gunite and Shotcrete

When folks assume of concrete, they assume of concrete that is put right into types that have steel rebar as well as net support, which is after that permitted to establish up as well as treatment. Shotcrete is a damp spray application, implying that the concrete combination is mixed with water and also pressed with … Read more

Put a Great Finish on Your Concrete

Broom finish, flagstone, color, texture, swirling, and more. All finishes to newly poured concrete. And all finishes anyone can do themselves. Any one of those finishes will give your patio or sidewalk something besides the same old look. The questions are, what do you do and how do you do it? However before we get … Read more

Learning to live with bad concrete.

Hiding cracks can be cheaper and more interesting than removing them My old gray driveway wasn’t what it used to be. Time, a huge oak tree, and expansive soil had conspired against it, leaving cracks down its length and across its width. Like so many homeowners with cracked concrete patios, paths, and driveways, I thought … Read more

How to Build a Cinder Block or Concrete Block Retaining Wall

There was a time when cinder block retaining walls were all the rage. That was during post-war American building boom fifty years ago. Times have changed, and now these utilitarian walls more typically adorn commercial sites. Somewhere in between, the use of once-popular cinder block lost ground to the more contemporary “concrete block.” With the … Read more

Building a Gunite or Shotcrete Pond? Important Things You Need to Know About Gunite and Shotcrete

You’re probably planning a Shotcrete or Gunite pond, but I bet you do not know what Shotcrete and Gunite are. Come on. Take a guess. If you answered, a sprayed concrete, that would be incorrect. In reality, Shotcrete is an all-inclusive term used for describing the process of spraying concrete or mortar through either a … Read more

Steps on How to Mix Recycled Glass and Concrete

Have you ever wondered how to mix recycled glass and concrete? You may have seen those trendy counter tops with glass chips embedded into them and thought them quite stylish. This article will show you the basics of mixing glass and concrete for just such a project. Why Do It Yourself? You’ve probably seen glass … Read more

Concrete Stone Work Is Possible

Recent developments in concrete have made it one of the most versatile, beautifying and durable construction materials. Concrete is no longer a dull gray slab used for floors in warehouses and garages. Modern techniques of staining and polishing concrete can make walls, pillars and walkways appear to be made of stone or marble. The decorative … Read more

How To Make Travertine Textured Concrete Stone Or Tile For Pennies

There are a couple of casting techniques that can be used to achieve the aged look of Travertine from concrete molds at a cost of pennies. The cast stone texture can either be the natural rough finish, or the smooth cut finish of polished Travertine. The basic techniques for casting them are the same, but … Read more