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.
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.
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
How to stamp concrete, A step by step guide to stamping concrete. Learn the basics from start to finish on concrete stamping.
My honest opinion and review of why the Shockwave Power Screed is the best concrete vibratory screed to use for concrete floors and slabs.
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.
Cold weather concrete talks about pouring concrete when temperatures are at or below freezing. How to prepare and protect the concrete.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
I'll show you how to use concrete kneeboards to mag float a patio slab in preparation for a broom finish.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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