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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.

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 18, 2018

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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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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Nov 14, 2018

My Top Recommendation for Choosing A Concrete Power Trowel

On this page I give you my top pick for which concrete power trowel to choose if you pour and finish concrete floors. I have used this brand power trowel for many years with excellent results.

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Nov 10, 2018

The best concrete saw for cutting contraction joints in green concrete

I recommend what I believe is the best concrete saw for cutting contraction joints in green concrete floors.

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Nov 02, 2018

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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Oct 27, 2018

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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Oct 27, 2018

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 24, 2018

How Much Does A Yard Of Concrete Weigh

I show you exactly how much a yard of concrete weighs by showing you the concrete ticket from one of my concrete floor jobs. The ticket breaks down the weights of cement, sand, aggregate, and water used for the load of concrete.

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Oct 22, 2018

My ready mix concrete prices for 3000, 3500, & 4000 psi concrete

These are the actual ready mix concrete prices I pay for 3000 psi, 3500 psi, and 4000 psi concrete mixes. Take a look at my invoices from two different ready mix concrete companies and see how much concrete costs per yard.

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Oct 06, 2018

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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Oct 02, 2018

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 30, 2018

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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Sep 23, 2018

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 31, 2018

Concrete Moisture Problems - The Effect It Has On Concrete Sealers

Concrete moisture problems - Whitening of a sealer us sometimes caused by applying it to a wet surface

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Jul 25, 2018

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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May 28, 2018

Concrete Stain last for a long time

In 2010, I applied Behr Concrete Stain on my screened-in back porch bare concrete floor. I followed directions carefully, cleaning, etching, priming and

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Jan 13, 2018

Drilled through foundation and vapor barrier into dirt

hello, we were having a humidity test done and the large drill went through our foundation and through the vapor barrier into the dirt below. how is this

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Jan 11, 2018

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 10, 2018

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 10, 2018

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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Jan 10, 2018

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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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 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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