Rock Salt Concrete Finish – Installation – Advantages – Cost

Rock Salt Concrete Finish

No one loves the standard plain concrete or flat work, so why not give your concrete a subtle texture with an easy and affordable Rock Salt Concrete finish. Rock salt concrete finish or salt-finished concrete is a type of concrete finish that dress up the fresh concrete by pressing coarse rock salt onto the surface, … Read more

Can You Pour Concrete Over Concrete? – Level – Thickness

Can you pour concrete over concrete

Let’s be honest, a lot of homeowners are wondering if one can pour new concrete over existing concrete and will it stick? That’s one way of escaping an entire concrete slab replacement – which is obviously a costly venture. Well; adding a layer of concrete over a cracked concrete patio can instantly revitalize the flooring. … Read more

Rebar – Types of Rebar in Construction – Grades & Sizes – Properties [PDF]

The word rebar is a short form of reinforcing bar. In general, its meaning is the use of steel rod with ridges for reinforced concrete. Basically, concrete is brittle material which is strong in compression but very weak in tension. Whenever tensile forces act on concrete it damages concrete by originating cracks in it. So, … Read more

Types of Concrete Block used in Construction [PDF]

Types of concrete blocks

When it comes to concrete block types, the most obvious choices are hollow and solid. But the world doesn’t end there. You can choose some specific types of blocks to help you with the project cause and financial benefits. So, in our today’s read; we’re going to explore different types of concrete blocks. With this … Read more

Gypcrete Vs Concrete – Difference – Composition – Uses – Pros & Cons

Gypcrete vs concrete

Gypcrete or gypsum concrete is used as a floor underlayment for sound reduction, fire ratings, radiant heating and floor leveling. This self-leveling light weight concrete floor is installed by highly trained individuals. Unlike concrete, it is not a DIY project. As you’re considering the options for new or underlayment flooring and have come across the … Read more

Retrofitting Types – Techniques – Materials – Structures – Advantages [PDF]

To retrofit means adding a component modifying something purposefully that did not have it when manufactured or constructed. So, the retrofitting is the method of repairing or modifying a structure after its manufacturing to enhance its capacity or making it more useful. In construction industry, retrofitting is done to repair old structure, increasing its durability … Read more

What is a Pier and Beam Foundation? – Cost, Pros & Cons

What is pier and Beam foundation?

So, in our today’s blog we’re going to take about the one of the most common types of foundation used in home in Southern United States. Moreover, we’d also look at the reasons why we choose a pier and beam foundation. Well, when you’re going to build a new home, one of the most basic … Read more

Modulus of Elasticity of Concrete – Static – Dynamic – Types

Concrete's Modulus of Elasticity

Concrete is a brittle material but do you know it still has elasticity and hence modulus of elasticity is an important parameter civil engineers used during design of structures. What you think, is there a relation between strength and modulus of elasticity of concrete? Well, concrete does has enormous flexural as well as compressive strength. … Read more

Weight of concrete – Density – Concrete Slab – Driveways

Weight of concrete per foot

Knowing the unit weight of concrete is an important step while designing reinforced concrete structures as well as during preparing mix-design. The unit weight of simple concrete (un-reinforced concrete) is different as compared with the weight per cubic foot of a reinforced concrete mass. Similarly, if you’re working on a demolition project, you need a … Read more

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