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Top 5 Most Common Concrete Mistakes

Successful concreting projects are based on effective preparation and ensuring that the correct tools for the job are used. However, mistakes can happen. Here are just a few of the more common errors… 1) Insufficient site preparation. The success or failure of concreting depends on how thoroughly the site is prepared beforehand. If the site

Top 5 Most Common Concrete Mistakes

What is the difference between concrete and cement?

Concrete and cement are very important materials used by the construction industry, and it is often mistakenly believed that the names for them are interchangeable. In fact they are entirely different substances. Cement Cement is comprised of limestone, calcium, silicon, aluminium, iron and a number of minerals. These materials are heated to a temperature of

What is the difference between concrete and cement?

Top Tips for Maintaining Concrete Structures

As one of the strongest, most robust man-made materials, it’s rare that concrete will crack or rupture without excessive physical force. However, the exteriors of buildings, patios, driveways and other concrete structures do suffer from being exposed to the elements, and can, in time, deteriorate. Similarly, interior concrete floors are often used in warehouse and

Top Tips for Maintaining Concrete Structures

Tips for Concrete Pumping in Cold Weather

There are a number of measures that must be taken to ensure safe and effective concrete pumping onsite, from wearing the correct protective clothing to checking that your mix is suitable for the project. Careful preparation should guarantee a successful job. However, any difficulties encountered when carrying out concrete pumping are accentuated further by cold

Tips for Concrete Pumping in Cold Weather

5 Top Tips for Maintaining your Concrete Driveway

Although a highly durable and robust building material, concrete does require a certain amount of care and attention, and a heavy traffic area such as a driveway will need close attention to remain in the best condition possible. Here are a few handy tips for looking after yours… 1. Remove Stains ASAP It may sound like

5 Top Tips for Maintaining your Concrete Driveway