Everything About Concrete Blog

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.

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 16, 2015

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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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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Jan 01, 2015

How to pour a concrete floor - I show you how we do it with my video!

Watch this video of us showing you how to pour a concrete floor. We pour concrete floors almost every day, so why not learn from the pro's.

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Dec 18, 2014

Repair of rough patches on the surface of a concrete garage floor

Q. I have several rough patches on my garage floor that I need to repair and then paint the floor with concrete garage finishing coat. What product should

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Dec 18, 2014

Remote Resort Building - How to make concrete on an Island

Resort Construction in the Bahamas A contractor building a resort on a remote island had a problem producing concrete for footings and grouting block.

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Dec 15, 2014

How To Install A Decorative Epoxy Chip Floor - Everything-About-Concrete.Com

I teach you and show you in my video how to install a decorative epoxy chip floor in a garage.

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Dec 07, 2014

Pour A Concrete Slab - How To Video About Pouring A Garage Slab

I teach you how to pour a concrete slab with this video of us pouring a 24' x 24' garage slab.

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Dec 06, 2014

Removing Concrete Sealers - Types of Chemical Strippers

Removing concrete sealers using a chemical stripper. Here are the types of chemical strippers and which one you should use.

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Dec 06, 2014

Chemical Strippers Can Be Used To Remove Concrete Sealers

Using chemical strippers to clean concrete sealers off the surface might be your best option if you want to reseal your decorative concrete

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