Learning About Building With Concrete

Stamping, Inlaying, and Staining: Decorative Techniques Take Concrete to the Next Level

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When people think of concrete, they often think of a gray, industrial-warehouse look. However, with techniques like stamping, inlaying and staining, the possibilities for decorative concrete are really quite broad. From showroom floors to patios and even home flooring, concrete is not only durable but attractive. Stamping Stamping a texture into the surface of concrete can go a long way towards making it more attractive. Stamped concrete can mimic many different materials; a flat concrete patio could be stamped with both the texture of natural stone and the grid that would make the surface look like separate pavers.…

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Creating Custom Flooring With Ready Mix Concrete

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Ready mix concrete is a convenient material for people who need a sidewalk or walkway poured as soon as possible; however, there are a few other flooring and path projects that could also be done with the mix. By adding other materials such as dyes, plastics or glass, you can create interesting projects that can harden into professional-looking masterpieces. Before visiting the home improvement stores to buy cute novelty tiles, consider a few ways to make your own and many more projects out of ready mix concrete.…

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6 Ways To Prevent Rebar Corrosion In Concrete

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Concrete surfaces are frequently reinforced with embedded rebar. While rebar can greatly increase the structural strength of a concrete surface, it is susceptible to corrosion over time. In fact, the corrosion of embedded rebar materials is one of the major factors behind concrete deterioration. The lifespan of a concrete surface can be increased if rebar corrosion is prevented. The following are six ways that rebar corrosion can be prevented or minimized:…

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