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Concrete is an Eco-Friendly Building Material: Here’s Why…

Concrete is one of the world’s greatest eco-friendly building materials, and it’s known as such because it remains eco-friendly in all its steps of process. First, the foundation of all concrete is limestone, and limestone is the most abundant mineral to be found on planet earth; yes, it is mined, […]


Buying a New Home: Check the Foundation for Signs of Breakdown

Overtime, every house moves. The house moves as the earth moves, and the unbendable structures that support the house (concrete foundation) begin to buckle under the pressure of the movement. Overtime, the amount the foundation moves will cause damage; the severity of foundation damage can range from the simple and […]


Shotcrete vs Concrete: Is there a difference?

The major difference between shotcrete and concrete is the method used by a concrete contractor to place the concrete; there are clear advantages aside from just method, but we’ll get to those in a moment. Basically, shotcrete was invented when the concrete “gun” was developed in early nineteen hundred. Originally […]


Why Hire A Professional? I.E. Isn’t This The Age Of DIY?

Some jobs are practically made for the average weekend home-improvement-warrior. Most anyone can learn to mix simple batches of concrete, to build forms correctly, and then to pour concrete, float it and seal it. But there are reasons to hire a professional. And it’s not just for the big jobs—although […]


Breaking Down a Concrete Slab

If you ever want to replace your concrete patio, you will have work taking out the old one. There are two tools that work well: Jackhammer and sledgehammer. For those of you thinking a Jackhammer, because it’s mechanical, is an easier, more efficient tool to use, think again: jackhammers are […]


How To Tell If Concrete is Defective

Getting to know concrete well also includes getting to know concrete when it’s defective— when it’s breaking down. There’s not one place more important—residentially—that concrete needs to hold up intact, than on a home’s foundation. Oftentimes people shopping for a new home overlook the less sexy topics like the home’s […]


What Is Concrete?

Concrete is a simple, eco-friendly building material, that most anyone (at least when we’re considering a project with a size and complexity comparable to a manageable, non-construction crew-needed, type of scale) can learn to do. Concrete is a perfect Di-it-yourselfer’s material, because it’s so straight-forward. It’s like hammering a nail, […]


Tearing Down and Rebuilding Concrete Steps

Concrete steps are common on many homes.  Unfortunately, because the steps are poured separately from the foundation of the home, as the home’s foundation shifts over time its movement directly affects the stability of the concrete steps, causing the steps to possibly crack or begin to crumble. When you’ve decided […]

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Leveling Concrete Floors

It’s common for older homes to have an unfinished basement: concrete floor and sheetrock-less stud walls.  But, what happens when a person wants to refinish that basement?  Often the concrete floors are cracked from the foundation’s settling over years.  The floors may have low spots, and, in general, just seem […]