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2 Ways To Reuse An Old Concrete Slab In Your Garden

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If you’ve decided to tear down your old and ramshackle garden shed, then you may think the dilapidated concrete slab that it’s sitting on will be the next thing to go. Digging up concrete can be an arduous and time-consuming task and then you’ll need to dispose of the old concrete, which is even more hard work to complete. Instead of removing the old concrete slab, you can use it to create a new feature in your garden. Read More»

Luxury for Less: Three Cost-Cutting Alternatives for Your Home

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Everybody would love to have an unlimited budget with which to decorate their home.  Unfortunately, for most households, that’s simply not the case; you need to keep your costs limited, and that can mean you have to compromise on many areas of your home, giving up on any of your more luxurious ideas.  However, you’d be surprised how easy it is to replicate some expensive trends and styles with cheaper alternatives. Read More»

Ways Your Pool Deck Will Benefit From Exposed Aggregate

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Flooring materials for your pool deck are a critical consideration to make. Your choice of flooring will not only impact the safety of your pool area, but it will also dictate the rate at which you would have to undertake repairs due to the extensive amount of moisture the flooring will be exposed to. Thus, it is not uncommon to find homeowners selecting concrete as their choice material, as it is both durable and hardwearing. Read More»

Concrete Pumping: Things to Consider Before Unfolding and Positioning A Boom

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Whether you are doing commercial or residential concrete pumping, safety should be the number-one concern. The secure positioning of the pumping truck and the boom is critical, as incorrect positioning can lead to fatal injuries at worst and a terrible pumping job at best. Before the truck is stabilized and the boom unfolded to pump concrete, the pumping team should ensure that all safety precautions are taken to avoid accidents. Below are three things to consider before positioning the boom. Read More»

Formatubes Enable Efficient Concrete Pumping

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Industrial and manufacturing companies can improve the efficiency of their construction projects through the use of formatubes. A formatube is a type of tube made of cardboard, which is used by builders to pour concrete columns. Formatubes can also be used underground to prevent the collapsing of soil when digging. Formatubes come in many different diameters. Because concrete column formation needs to be done in a safe, efficient and timely manner, the use of formatubes has increased significantly over recent years. Read More»

Two Steps That Should Be Taken to Prevent Injuries and Accidents When Constructing a Concrete Building

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There are certain safety precautions which should be taken when using concrete to construct a building. Read on to find out what these precautions are. Make sure the scaffolding is stable In order to add concrete slabs or blocks to the upper floors of the new building, scaffolding must be used; this enables workers to safely carry out their assigned tasks at heights without having to use ladders or mobile access machines such as cherry pickers. Read More»

Small Concrete Cracks are not as Harmless as You Think

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Believe it or not, your home’s appearance creates an unimaginable impression about you. It is high time you take care of all the concrete patches and cracks, especially if you are fond of welcoming close friends and acquaintances for coffee and happy moments. The smallest concrete crack may not appear absurd to you, but its conspicuousness may not escape your visitors’ eyes. Besides, concrete patches, when left for a long time unattended, they gradually widen and could become hazardous. Read More»

The Types of Kerbings Used in Commercial Road Construction

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A kerb is an edge which is used to define limits of access. They are mostly used on roads and highways to show the carriageway boundaries by creating a barrier between pedestrians and vehicles. There are various kerbings used in commercial road construction. Here are some of the major types you may find interesting. Extruded Kerbs – The extruded types of kerbs are usually found on straight roads such as dual carriageways, motorways as well as highways. Read More»

Would Micro Concrete be a Suitable Concreting Solution?

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The latest advancement in the concrete industry is the formulation of micro concrete. This product is a cement-based substance that can be applied to a host of surfaces include both timber and tile. Micro concrete was developed to provide individuals with the similar appearance of regular concrete, without having to contend with the challenges that regular concrete presents for amateur users. If you are looking to concrete areas in your home such as the kitchen, the bathroom or even your walls, you may want to consider micro concrete for your needs. Read More»

2 Easy Ways To make Your New Concrete Driveway More Attractive

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Concrete is an enduringly popular choice as a material for driveways. Concrete is strong, durable, versatile and relatively inexpensive in comparison to many other materials. Unfortunately, bare concrete isn’t the most attractive choice for a driveway material which may be putting you off the idea for your new driveway. These days, there are a number of different ways that you can make concrete more attractive. This means you won’t need to compromise on either aesthetics or functionality when planning your new driveway. Read More»