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, 2024

The tools I use to do concrete work - Use the same tools I do.

Mike's Recommended tools

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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Nov 19, 2023

How To Make Concrete Without A Mixer - Mixing Concrete by Hand

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Learn how to make concrete manually without a mixer. Explore simple steps and tips to achieve the right consistency and strength for your construction project.

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Nov 19, 2023

What are the Correct Concrete Mixing Ratios - Ratio Chart

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The proper concrete mixing ratios are 1:2:3, 1:3:3, 1:2:4 for cement, sand, and stone. Mixing ratios are based on what psi concrete you need. Mixing ratio chart

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Nov 19, 2023

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

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Learn the precise mix ratios for concrete strengths of 3000, 3500, and 4000 psi to ensure durability and stability in concrete construction.

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Nov 19, 2023

Don't get over charged! Here's my concrete slab cost for 2023

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I'm a concrete contractor that will tell you what a concrete slab will cost. These are my actual prices I charge for 2023 when I quote my customers.

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Nov 19, 2023

YES! You Need Gravel Under Concrete: Here's Why and How Much

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Discover the role of gravel under concrete, Why it's needed, how to choose the right type, and the proper installation process for a durable, long-lasting slab

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Nov 19, 2023

10 Ways To Cover Concrete Walls In A Basement - Finish Basement Walls

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See examples of how to cover your concrete walls that will give you ideas of how to finish your basement. From drywall, cement board, tile, faux brick and more

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Nov 19, 2023

What is the best sealer for concrete countertops? My Recomendations

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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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Nov 19, 2023

Concrete Moisture Test - How To Test For Moisture In a Concrete Slab

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Concrete moisture test - Learn how to test for moisture in a concrete floor or slab by doing either a calcium chloride test or a relative humidity test.

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Nov 19, 2023

Concrete cubic yard calculator - Calculate concrete accurately

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Concrete cubic yard calculator for cylinders, sono-tubes, walls, sidewalks, slabs and floors

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Nov 19, 2023

A Step by Step Guide On How To Epoxy Paint A Garage Floor

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I'm revealing my exact same step by step formula I use to successfully install 100's of epoxy garage floor coatings each year.

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Nov 19, 2023

My Top Recommendation For Vibrating Concrete Screeds - Power Screeds

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I give you my top recommendations for vibrating concrete screeds. I use a power screed when I install my concrete floors. This is the one I like the BEST

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Nov 19, 2023

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

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

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Nov 19, 2023

How To Pour A Concrete Slab (My 11 Step Guide For installing a slab)

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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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Nov 19, 2023

How to pour a concrete floor for an existing garage Best How-To Guide

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Learn the steps to pour a concrete floor inside an existing garage, house or shed. This how-to guide will show you how a pro pours a concrete floor

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Nov 19, 2023

How To Stamp A Concrete Patio - Learn From Mike Day's Training Course

Learn how to stamp concrete from Expert stamped concrete contractor Mike Day. Watch and learn from multiple training videos. Valuable Tips and insights.

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Nov 19, 2023

How I reseal stamped concrete - Also what NOT to do before resealing

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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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Nov 19, 2023

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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Nov 19, 2023

Ready Mix Concrete Suppliers Near Me - All 50 States Local Ready Mix

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Find local ready mix concrete suppliers near me for your state. All 50 states are listed with phone numbers and website links. Concrete ready mix near me.

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Nov 19, 2023

How much does a 30' x 30' concrete slab cost (NEW 2023 Prices)

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How much does a 30' x 30' concrete slab cost in 2023. I'm Mike Day and I own Day's Concrete Floors, Inc. What I charge to install concrete slabs.

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Aug 21, 2023

The Most Frequently Asked Questions About Concrete

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Find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about concrete on the internet

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Aug 21, 2023

Must-Know: How Many Yards Does a Concrete Truck Hold? Master Guide

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Discover the capacities of different concrete trucks. Uncover how many yards they hold and optimize your construction project. Your essential guide awaits!

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Jul 03, 2023

What is Spalling in Concrete? Ultimate Guide to Prevent and Repair it

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Discover what spalling in concrete is, its causes, and effective prevention methods. Learn step-by-step repair techniques for a durable, safer concrete surface.

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Jul 02, 2023

Solving the Mystery: What is Crazing in Concrete? How to Prevent it!

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Unravel the mystery of crazing in concrete. Learn what it is, why it happens, how it impacts your concrete surfaces, and discover the best prevention strategies

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Jun 04, 2023

Will A Fire Pit Damage A Concrete Patio - My Best Tips To Avoid Damage

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Discover if a fire pit can damage your concrete patio. Learn about heat effects, protection methods, fire pit types, and how to safely enjoy your fire pit.

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Apr 30, 2023

Rebar in Concrete Slab: Ultimate DIY Guide for Homeowners

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Explore the importance of rebar in concrete slabs, ideal spacing, reinforcement alternatives, and expert tips to ensure a durable and strong concrete slab..

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Apr 28, 2023

Concrete Yardage Calculators - How Much Do I Need For Any Type of Job

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Find the perfect concrete calculator to figure cubic yardage (and cubic meters) for any type of concrete project. Floors, slabs, walls and much more.

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Apr 11, 2023

Can You Pour Concrete Over Existing Concrete - The Honest Truth

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This page will discuss the truth about whether you can really pour new concrete over existing concrete. Will new concrete bond to old concrete? I tell all.

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Apr 09, 2023

How To Smooth Concrete After It Dries: 7 Ways To Smooth Rough Concrete

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Discover how to smooth concrete after it dries with techniques like grinding, sanding, overlays, and polishing for durable, smoother concrete surfaces.

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Apr 08, 2023

Rebar in Concrete Footings: The Ultimate Guide for a Solid Foundation

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Discover the importance of rebar in concrete footings, its installation, sizing, and placement for a strong and stable foundation.

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