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A Simple Guide on How to Pour Concrete During Winter

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Are you undertaking a construction project this winter? Well, concrete pumping is one of the processes you cannot avoid. Pouring concrete during the cold season poses a number of significant challenges. Usually, concrete sets at fifty degrees Fahrenheit, meaning in winter the ambient temperature will fall below this range. Here are steps you should take to ensure your concrete cures efficiently in the cold weather. Concrete pumping temperature limits If the temperature drops below 5 degrees, the exothermic reaction that makes the wet cement change into strong concrete slows down significantly.…

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Design Ideas for Concrete Kerbs

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Putting in kerbs around your home, office or commercial property? Want to go beyond the basic design and inject some style into your kerbs? When you talk with a concrete kerbing contractor, they can show you a portfolio and help you come up with design ideas. In the meantime, you may want to consider the following.  Bricks Concrete kerbs can feature traditional concrete poured and shaped on-site or created using moulds, but you can also create kerbs from bricks.…

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Reasons to Use Ready Mixed Concrete

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Are you in the construction industry or just a property owner thinking of doing some renovations for your property? If you’re in either of the categories, or simply in need of mixed concrete, consider using ready mixed concrete (commonly known as RMC). Ready mixed concrete is a factory pre-mixed concrete suited to your needs and usage. Once it has been manufactured, it’s transported to the workstation in transit mixers for easy delivery and preservation.…

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5 Ideas for Concrete Stenciling on Your Restaurant Patio

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An outdoor patio adds appeal to your restaurant and allows you to serve more patrons than you could with just an indoor space. Concrete is an affordable option, but if you want to add decorative elements to your patio, you may want to consider stenciled concrete. Here are some design ideas to consider. 1. Mimic High-End Patio Stones Stenciled concrete allows you to enjoy the look of patio stones without the cost or the painstaking installation process.…

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Guidelines to Ensure Your Commercial Kerbing Stays in Excellent Condition

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If you have just installed commercial kerbing in your property, your primary concern now should be how to ensure it stays in a perfect condition. One of the main reasons most residential and commercial premises install concrete kerbing is due to the minimal maintenance costs. However, this doesn’t mean the concrete kerbing won’t degrade with time, particularly if proper attention isn’t provided. Here are some tips you can employ to if you want to preserve your concrete kerbing’s condition.…

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Two tips for those who plan to have a concrete driveway laid during the autumn

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If a concrete contractor will be laying your new concrete driveway during the autumn, you should keep the following tips in mind. Prune the trees and rake the leaves in your garden before the contractor arrives A day or so before the contractor’s team arrive to lay the driveway, you should spend a few hours raking up the leaves and pruning back the trees in the area near the space where the driveway will be built.…

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Avoid These 3 Mistakes When Resurfacing Concrete

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Resurfacing concrete in the driveway is a cost-effective solution to cover up the damage and restore the concrete slab. There are homeowners who choose to do it themselves, and there those who would let a pro do it. Regardless of the reason that you choose to get the concrete resurfaced, there are common mistakes that you should avoid so the job is done right. Moreover, by knowing what these are, you will make sure that they will never happen to any of your friends or family.…

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The Various Techniques Used to Fix Damaged Concrete Driveways

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Concrete material makes durable driveway paving. But with daily exposure to weather elements and vehicular traffic, any concrete driveway is bound to get damaged at some point.  If you’ve installed a new concrete driveway in your home or commercial property, expect to see cracks, holes and other forms of damage on your paving over time. Knowing how to fix the damage is crucial to lengthening the lifespan of your driveway and getting the most out of it.…

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Critical Aspects to Consider When Renting a High-Quality Diamond Core Drill

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As a new concrete contractor, your choice of equipment determines the quality of work that is delivered to clients. Therefore, there is very little room for mistakes. For instance, you need to make careful considerations when renting a diamond core drill. Notably, a premium quality diamond core drill might be the difference between a successful project and a disappointed customer. Therefore, it is critical to approach the rental process with the seriousness it deserves.…

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The Versatility of Exposed Aggregate

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A great benefit of exposed aggregate is its versatility. You can install it inside or outside, in a home or in a commercial environment. Numerous finishes are available to tailor the surface to different settings. Its durability, too, makes it excellent for both high- and low-traffic areas. Ideal for Outside Exposed aggregate can undergo various treatments to render it non-slippery and so suitable for outdoors. Around a pool, in particular, a surface needs to be skid resistant to lessen the danger of slipping.…

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