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.
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.
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.
I recommend what I believe is the best concrete saw for cutting contraction joints in green concrete floors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Concrete moisture problems - Whitening of a sealer us sometimes caused by applying it to a wet surface
In 2010, I applied Behr Concrete Stain on my screened-in back porch bare concrete floor. I followed directions carefully, cleaning, etching, priming and
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
On this page I show you the tools I have in my toolbox for doing all kinds of concrete work.
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