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In the Everything About Concrete Blog we'll keep you updated about new and improved concrete placing and finishing techniques being used by concrete contractors that are saving them time and money. We'll also talk about new and improved concrete products and tools being used out in the field that are making our jobs easier and increasing the quality and value of the finished products we are installing.

Jul 01, 2017

How to determine volumes of sand and stone when relaying a 4" concrete floor over an existing damaged concrete floor outside a church building

Q: Sir, I have been tasked to spearhead the laying of a 4 concrete slab over an existing damaged outside floor of my local church. our first task is to

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Jul 01, 2017

Can you install radiant heating to an existing concrete floor?

Q: My husband and I are looking to refinish a room in our modified split level. This room has a side door and is very cold. Right now there is carpeting

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Jul 01, 2017

Pouring concrete over existing concrete slab - How to bond them together

Q: What are the best techniques for raising a concrete floor? I'm enclosing an 11'X13' area of my garage to make a new room in my house. I'll be pouring

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Jan 30, 2017

Why you should use a Pet Safe Ice Melter if you have pets

Pet safe ice melter products that are also safer for your concrete can be used to melt ice and snow instead of the usual salt based deicers. Here are the best pet friendly ice melters.

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Jan 28, 2017

Concrete Block Calculator - Easily calculate concrete blocks here.

Use this concrete block calculator to easily estimate the amount of concrete blocks and materials needed to do your project.

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Jan 28, 2017

Best Concrete Deicer - What is the best deicer to use on concrete?

The best concrete deicer in terms of melting power is without a question calcium chloride. Calcium chloride will melt ice on concrete in temperatures as low as -25 degrees Faranheit.

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Jan 26, 2017

Weight per cubic foot for 1 yard of concrete

Hello, We are going to start mixing our own concrete for some projects around our farm. I found your recipes for mixing concrete on your website. I

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Jan 26, 2017

Cold weather curing for concrete stairs

Good day sir! A question regarding curing in cold weather. If concrete is poured in cold weather, heated until 1000 or 1500 psi is achieved, and then

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Mar 22, 2016

How to fix peeling epoxy paint on a basement floor

I used an epoxy paint last year in my basement (typical tan with brown and white paint chips). But then had some water issues. Parts of the paint have

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Jan 25, 2016

Concrete For A Dog Kennel - What kind of concrete to use for a dog kennel

I tell you what kind of concrete to use for a dog kennel. I've poured many slabs for dog kennels, here's the concrete mix I've used for many years.

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Jan 19, 2016

Take a look at the tools I have in my toolbox for doing concrete work.

On this page I show you the tools I have in my toolbox for doing all kinds of concrete work.

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Jan 02, 2016

Concrete Floor Crack Repair - I show you how to fix a cracked concrete floor

I show you how to do a concrete floor crack repair from start to finish. Watch my video and learn how to do the repair and what to use.

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Dec 27, 2015

Foundation Crack Repair - What to use to fix cracks in concrete walls

Foundation crack repair can be done using a DIY foundation crack repair kit. I'll show you how I do it on my jobs and tell you where to purchase the crack repair kit.

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Oct 24, 2015

How thick should I pour my concrete patio slab?

Q. I'm Getting ready to pour a 14x48 slab for a patio, almost the same square footage as the 26x26 on this site. I would like to pour it 4 inches thick,

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Sep 27, 2015

Do RadonSeal waterproofing products work?

Question: We are purchasing a 100 yr old home in Oakland with a concrete floor in the basement, which we would like to grind, stain, and seal. We don't

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Sep 27, 2015

APPLYING SEALER ON A 15YR OLD SLAB

Question: I would like to apply a sealer on a pad that my camper sits on. I am not sure what was used originally, if anything. I want something that will

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Sep 27, 2015

What do I use to Stain and seal concrete pavers.

Question: A month ago we made cement pavers from a pre-fab form to make a 200 sq ft. patio. We are wanting to stain and seal the concrete to look like

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Mar 08, 2015

Concrete countertop material alternatives? (cannot find materials in Hong Kong)

My questions are based on this article Simple Concrete Countertop Mix I do not live in America or Canada, instead I live in hong kong. So I cannot get

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Feb 24, 2015

Epoxy Concrete Repair - Guide and video on how to repair cracks in concrete

Epoxy concrete repair like fixing cracks or patching a concrete floor can be done successfully with the right materials. Learn how to do it and what products to use.

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Feb 23, 2015

Be prepared, 9 things to consider before pouring concrete in cold weather

Here's my top 9 things to consider before pouring concrete in cold weather. Coming from an experienced concrete contractor who pours concrete during winters in Maine.

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Feb 21, 2015

I help you find the tools and supplies you need to make a concrete countertop

On this page you'll find the tools and supplies you need to make a concrete countertop. Find what you need for forming, pouring and polishing.

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Feb 15, 2015

The tools I use to do concrete work - Use the same tools the Pros do.

Learn about and purchase the tools I use to do concrete floors, stamping, staining, polishing, countertops, sawing and a whole lot more.

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Feb 11, 2015

How do you clean interior unsealed concrete floors after drywall has been put up

I didn't think of laying plastic down when they put up drywall until after they were done. This is a finished basement apartment which is 3/4 under ground

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Feb 09, 2015

Moisture Vapor Blocker - How to reduce moisture transmission in concrete floors.

Moisture vapor blocker is a liquid applied to the concrete surface that deeply penetrates the capillaries of the concrete blocking any path moisture vapor would take to escape through the surface.

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Feb 08, 2015

Cold Weather Concrete- What happens to fresh concrete when it freezes?

Cold weather concrete talks about pouring concrete when temperatures are at or below freezing. How to prepare and protect the concrete.

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Feb 05, 2015

How do I reseal stamped concrete - Also what NOT to do before resealing

You'll learn how to successfully reseal your stamped concrete pato, driveway, or pool deck. Also find out what NOT to do when resealing concrete.

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Feb 01, 2015

Simple Concrete Countertop Mix - Only 5 Ingredients Needed

Here's a simple concrete countertop mix. This basic mix has only 5 ingredients you need to make a great concrete countertop.

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Jan 31, 2015

List of ingredients for a concrete countertop mix - Recipe to make your own mix

This is a great recipe of ingredients for a concrete countertop mix. With this list you can make your own mix from scratch.

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Jan 30, 2015

Concrete Countertops - Learn about building, polishing, sealing and more.

Concrete countertops - diy countertops, how to build a countertop, forming, pouring, finishing and sealing a concrete counter top.

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Jan 30, 2015

What is the best sealer for concrete countertops? What one expert recommends

Find out what one expert recommends as the best sealer for concrete countertops. Learn about all the different kinds of sealers for concrete counters.

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