For a long time at our house, we’ve been discussing how to handle our basement floor. Despite being freshly (albeit poorly and incorrectly) painted before we moved in, a combination of bad workmanship, poor color choice, and the wear and tear of a DIY home renovation (think paint splatter, dropped […]
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Out of all the work trucks we saw at the 2010 Builders’ Show the Carmix One was the coolest. It’s a self-loading concrete mixer that’s perfect for when you need a lot more concrete than a wheel barrow can provide and you need it in multiple spots quickly. It’s also […]
Winter after winter can wreak havoc on your driveway. Whether it’s potholes or just cracks, you can fill them in yourself with EZ Street. This site offers all the information you’ll need to prepare and then fill in your holes with their product.
There are many terms in the home improvement world that become interchanged with other similar terms when they have actually very different meanings. Here are a few examples. Cement/concrete: Cement refers only to the powder that hardens when you add water. If you add sand and aggregate to the mixture, […]
Efflorescence is a very common and somewhat mysterious ailment effecting masonry construction including brick, concrete, and mortars. It occurs when water moving through a sidewalk or other structure brings salts to the surface that are not commonly bound as part of the cement stone. As the water evaporates, it leaves […]
Concrete has been in existence in one form or another since Egyptian and Roman times. In 1756 the first modern mix using Portland cement was created and in 2006 domestic production reached 115 million tons. On a global scale China accounts for roughly 40% of the world concrete consumption. Although […]
The cement found in most pre-war and pre-turn of the century homes is a basic mix of sand and lime. Over time this compound begins to deteriorate mainly due to moisture and the freeze/thaw cycle. Repointing brick is a tremendous job and not always necessary for an entire structure or […]