The Beauty and Usefulness of Concrete

For many years, concrete wasn't seen as a very nice material. It was associated in many people's minds with multi-storey car parks and bland apartment blogs. However, in recent years, concrete has undergone something of a revival. This is thanks to people like me, people who can see what a beautiful and useful material concrete is. I designed my dream home using a poured concrete shell and it was a massive success. I called in the best contractors I could find and they really offered all the help and advice I could ask for. I am so please with my new concrete home.

3 Ways To Add Elements To Exposed Aggregate

14 October 2018
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Commonly used for driveways, and around pools, exposed aggregate includes decorative elements such as pebbles, stones, coloured glass, shells or other materials set within concrete producing decorative and hardy surfaces. These aggregates can be added to the concrete in several different ways. 1. Integral Mix  One way is to pre-mix the decorative bits within the cement before it is laid. Because the aggregates are evenly dispersed throughout the entire cement mix, and not just across the surface, this can be more expensive than other methods that use less aggregate material overall. Read More …

Two safety tips to keep in mind when using a concrete pump

9 January 2018
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Concrete pumps play a crucial role in many construction projects. Here are two safety tips that should be kept in mind by anyone who needs to use this type of equipment. Keep the concrete pump truck stabilised throughout the pumping process A concrete pump is normally mounted onto the back of a truck; this enables those involved in the concrete pumping process to easily move the equipment from one area of a construction site to another. Read More …

Why You Might Prefer Concrete Floors In Your Home

27 October 2017
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Concrete floors aren't just for stores and warehouses, as concrete can be polished, painted or stained so that it offers a wide variety of very attractive finishes that are perfect for a residential home. The material is also very durable and hygienic, as it doesn't hold dust and dirt that would otherwise get trapped in carpet fibres. If you've never thought about concrete floors for your home, note why you might prefer this option, and the rooms that are a good fit for this flooring surface. Read More …

Three Critical Safety Guidelines for Your Concrete Pumping Project

25 October 2017
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Concrete pumps are valuable for both small-scale and large-scale construction projects. These machines increase the rate of productivity, decreasing the time required for completion of the work. They also reduce the amount of labour required for preparing and pouring concrete for specific structures. Additionally, they ensure uniformity and consistency of the concrete construction tasks. However, there are some safety factors that you should consider if you are planning on using this equipment for your project. Read More …

What You Need To Know About Exposed Aggregate Removal

20 September 2017
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Exposed aggregate is typically installed in the most heavy-traffic parts of your home. With the constant high usage it is subjected to, compounded with natural weathering, it is not surprising that its surface will deteriorate over time. If the surface damage is cosmetic, you could get away with exposed aggregate refinishing using concrete grinding. However, if the damage is extensive and has begun to affect the integrity of the exposed aggregate, you would have to resort to removal. Read More …