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.

Dec 07, 2019

How To Finish Concrete Smooth By Using A Steel Trowel - Tips & Tricks

This page will show you how to finish concrete smooth by using a steel trowel and mag float. I'll also have a video showing you how to finish concrete smooth.

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Dec 03, 2019

How To Finish Concrete | Troweling - Broom - Stamping - Smooth

This page will teach you how to finish concrete. I will cover four different types of concrete finishing, hand troweling, broom, stamping, and smooth finishing

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Dec 03, 2019

How To Stamp Concrete - Training From A Real Pro

How to stamp concrete, A step by step guide to stamping concrete. Learn the basics from start to finish on concrete stamping.

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Nov 29, 2019

Why This Is The Best Concrete Power Screed For Floors And Slabs

My honest opinion and review of why the Shockwave Power Screed is the best concrete vibratory screed to use for concrete floors and slabs.

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Nov 09, 2019

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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Nov 09, 2019

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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Oct 26, 2019

Contractor's Choice For The Best Concrete Sealer For A Pool Deck

My choice for the best concrete sealer for a pool deck and why I use this sealer. Also what I use to apply the sealer and how I apply concrete sealer.

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Oct 20, 2019

How To Resurface A Concrete Pool Deck | Repair Pool Patio Surface DIY

This page will explain to you how to resurface and repair a worn, chipped, spalling, and cracked concrete pool deck. Complete video tutorial step by step

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Oct 13, 2019

How To Repair Spalling Concrete Patios & Driveways - Video Tutorial

If you have spalling or salt damaged concrete, this page will teach you how to repair and resurface it. Step by step guide plus video repair tutorial

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Oct 13, 2019

Can You Pour Concrete Over Concrete

If you're thinking of pouring new concrete over your existing concrete, this page, and video, will answer your question. In most cases, Yes, you can.

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Sep 15, 2019

How much does a 30' x 30' concrete slab cost, My actual slab prices.

How much does a 30' x 30' concrete slab cost, my actual prices from a real concrete contractor. I'm Mike Day and I own Day's Concrete Floors, Inc. I'm sharing my concrete slab prices with you to give you an honest idea what it cost to have a concrete slab installed.

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Sep 02, 2019

My Top Recommendations For Vibrating Concrete Screeds - Power Screeds

I give you my top recommendations for vibrating concrete screeds. I use a power screed when I install my concrete floors. If you're thinking about purchasing one, I'll let you know what I like about them and what I dislike.

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Jul 20, 2019

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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Jul 05, 2019

The 14 tools needed to build a concrete slab - How to form and pour it

On this page I tell you the 14 must have tools you need to build a concrete slab. I'll show you which ones you need to form the slab and which tools you need to pour the concrete slab. I will also have a FREE downloadable pdf that lists all the tools for you

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Jul 05, 2019

CONCRETE MIXING RATIOS - WHAT IS THE BASIC MIXING RATIO FOR CONCRETE?

Concrete mixing ratios for cement, sand, aggregate, and water are generally mixed as 1 part cement, 3 parts sand, and 3 parts aggregate or stone with just enough water to make it workable.

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May 11, 2019

Don't Pour Your Own Concrete Slab Until You've Read This!

If you want to learn how to pour your own concrete slab I've written my helpful guide just for you. I've also made a video guide to teach you step by step.

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Mar 26, 2019

How To Fix A Leak In A Basement Wall - Free Video Tutorial - Fix Crack

How to fix a leak in a basement wall. I have a video tutorial that shows you the steps to take to fix a crack in your foundation wall. Free video tutorial

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Mar 25, 2019

How to use concrete kneeboards and concrete sliders

I'll show you how to use concrete kneeboards to mag float a patio slab in preparation for a broom finish.

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Mar 19, 2019

DIY Epoxy Concrete Crack Repair - What I use - How I Repair Concrete

As a professional I use epoxy concrete crack repair products all the time. Here's my tips and tutorial on how to quickly repair cracks and spalls in concrete.

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Mar 04, 2019

How To Fix Cracks In Concrete Floors - diy repair kit, guide & video

How to fix cracks in concrete floors, slabs, driveways, and patios. I'm going to show you my step by step guide and video for repairing concrete cracks.

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Feb 08, 2019

Concrete Edging Tools - Don't buy a concrete edger until you read this

Don't buy a concrete edging tool until you read this! I'm going to tell you and show you the best kind of concrete edger to use if you're finishing any kind of concrete patios, pool decks, driveways, or walkways. Not all concrete edgers are created equal, find out why!

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Feb 01, 2019

My Stamped Concrete Cost - What I charge to do stamped concrete

What does stamped concrete cost? Here's my prices for installing stamped concrete patios, walkways, pool decks and more. You'll find the basic square foot cost of stamped concrete including the cost of labor, forming, concrete, color, and sealing.

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Jan 25, 2019

Concrete Slab Calculator - Free calculator to figure concrete yardage.

This free concrete calculator will estimate the amount of yardage for your concrete slabs, floors, walls, footings, and cylinders. Enter the depth, width, and length to calculate the amount of cubic yards needed for your concrete slab.

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Jan 21, 2019

Don't get over charged! Here's my concrete slab cost in detail

I'm a concrete contractor that will tell you what a concrete slab will cost. These are my actual prices I charge when I quote my customers.

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Jan 21, 2019

How much does a concrete slab cost for a shed, 12x12, 10x12, and more.

I'll share with you what I charge to install a concrete slab for a shed. From a 10x10 shed slab to a 20x20 and many sizes in between. I'm an actual concrete slab contractor that will give you the honest truth about what a shed slab costs.

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Jan 17, 2019

My Top Ten List Of Concrete Hand Tools For Doing Concrete Flatwork

This is my top 10 list of concrete hand tools I feel every concrete flatwork contractor should have. I do concrete floors and slabs for a living and use these hand tools every day. These 10 tools for placing and finishing concrete are the most important ones in my opinion.

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Jan 17, 2019

How to use a laser level for beginners - For grading & leveling ground

How to use a laser level for grading and leveling the ground. I'll show you how to set it up, turn it on, and how the laser and receiver interact together to level and grade dirt, concrete, drainage pipes, plumbing, and much more.

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Jan 08, 2019

Actual Concrete Mix Ratios For 3000, 3500, 4000, and 4500 psi concrete

These are the actual concrete mix ratios for 3000, 3500, 4000, and 4500 psi concrete that I use to pour concrete floors, patios, pool decks and more. I'll show you the actual concrete batch plant ticket with the cement, sand, and aggregate break downs for the yards we used.

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Nov 20, 2018

The two best types of concrete screeds and why you should use them

On this page I'll tell you what I use for a concrete screed and why it works good to level a concrete floor, slab, patio, or driveway.

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Nov 17, 2018

What I use for concrete stamping tools - My top recommendations!

Find out what I use for concrete stamping tools on my jobs. As a stamped concrete contractor, I've used a lot of different stamping tools. On this page I'm going to share with you what I use for tools to get the best results on my stamped concrete.

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