When looking at a building or other structure, most people won’t give a second thought as to the process used to build it. They might know that it’s a concrete construction, but beyond that, not mu…
How to Save Money by Repairing Concrete
Concrete can buckle or crack, and needs to be repaired and replaced. Homeowners want to know how to save money by repairing concrete versus replacing it.
What is the difference between precast concrete construction vs. traditional construction?
When comparing traditional construction versus precast concrete construction the biggest difference is time; precast construction can save you time on-site. Precast construction typically works heavily with the design team in early stages of the project development, and these efforts up front will save time and money for the overall project schedule in the long run. ... Read more »
DIY Concrete Beverage Cooler
Make your own DIY concrete beverage cooler! A fun way to entertain outdoors during the summer, while keeping your drinks cold!
Cost, Photos, How to, DIY, and Pros
Concrete countertops - Photo gallery, counter top design options, available colors, how concrete counters are made, cracking and maintenance issues, pricing, tips for polished concrete countertops in the kitchen.
Make Your Own Concrete Planters
Transform molds from your pantry and easy-to-use concrete into a variety of planters that will add texture and charm to your outdoor spaces.
What is Continuous Insulation?
I realize continuous insulation may have been briefly discussed in prior blogs, but it is a frustrating topic that needs continuous education and discussion. This topic reminds me of an analogy from Mr. Rick Ostgard explaining the concept by using a winter coat scenario. One coat has only strips of insulation, compared to another coat... Read more »
How to Clean Concrete Floors
Table of Contents advertisement The proper cleaning technique for your concrete floor depends upon whether you are cleaning interior decorative concrete or standard concrete (i.e the type of floor you would have in your garage). What you will need: Run your dust mop over the floor to pick up any dust and fine particles. Fill bucket with about 1 gallon of warm water and a small amount of mild cleaner or dish soap. DO NOT use ammonia or vinegar as these may damage the finish! Dip wet mop in cleaning solution and wring thoroughly. Mop floor in small sections, rinsing and wringing the mop frequently. Refill bucket with clean warm water and mop again to rinse away any remaining soap residue (again work in small sections, rinsing mop frequently). Additional Cleaning Tips Your…
How to bring concrete's industrial chic into the home
Concrete was a strong presence at the recent London Design Festival: across the city, design junkies were shivering with pleasure at its cold, perfectly imperfect surfaces, or joyfully contemplating its sober and subdued character. And not just in flooring, wall panelling and high-end corporate pieces, but in quirky objects, basins, lighting and furniture for the home.
How to Repair Concrete Pool Decks
Owning a swimming pool can be a great experience for a homeowner, until they start to have problems. One typical problem for swimming pools, especially those located in areas of the country with four seasons …