Category Archives: Concrete

Concrete vs. Cement – Knowing the Difference

Many people don’t know the difference between concrete and cement or use the two terms interchangeably. There are several distinct differences between the two substances, however. Let’s take a look at a few of the differentiating factors that make the two materials unique. For starters, cement is actually an ingredient of concrete, meaning cement is… Continue Reading

Protecting or Repairing a Concrete Foundation from Moisture

Water, water everywhere … is the last thing you want to hear when it comes to your building’s foundation. A properly constructed concrete foundation will provide not only structural stability, but also prevent moisture from eroding walls or getting in to create an environment where mold and pests can thrive. While we build all of… Continue Reading

Determining Factors in Cement Strength

Discrepancy and weak spots in concrete is mostly due to lacking uniformity in raw material. This could be thanks to different  supply source, thicker and thinner consistency being mixed from the same supply source and also even mixing cement from different areas in the same quarry.     Differences in details of the process of… Continue Reading

Preparations for a Building Foundation

Though building a concrete foundation should be left to the experts, getting an insider perspective is always helpful to understanding what goes into building your home.   Measuring the footprint of the ensuing building determine the volume of concrete needed, as does wall thickness determined by climate and water table in the area. Once a… Continue Reading

The Foundation to a Happy Home Starts from the Ground

A correctly poured cement foundation is the cornerstone to any solid building foundation. Making sure this is the most professionally installed component to your home is crucial to your happiness and saving you a lot of money. This will determine how stable your investment can possibly remain and for how long. A crumbling foundation, whether… Continue Reading

What is Grouting?

Masonry projects like setting tiles in a floor, or rocks in a wall, or larger projects like building industrial walls and floors, are very delicate procedures.  It is very important to set the tiles correctly and perform every step necessary to ensure the structure is stable and looks pleasing.  After you set the tiles, rocks,… Continue Reading