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.
I have concrete courses that teach you how to form, pour, power trowel finish a concrete slab, how to stamp concrete, epoxy coatings, repair foundation cracks.
Concrete generally weighs about 150 lbs per cubic foot. See all my calculations for different concrete weights on cubic yard, inch, meter, square feet.
When I have to remove a rust stain from concrete I use a product called Singerman Laboratories rust remover for concrete. This is my best rust removal product.
This page will show you the best method for removing cat (and dog) urine smell from your concrete. The most updated information information available.
How I remove black glue from concrete. I found the best product and show you the best method for removing black mastic adhesive from concrete.
The best way to remove oil stains from concrete floors and driveways is by using this product that eats the oil and dissolves it, removing the stain completely.
Learn how to clean all kinds of stains off of concrete. Clean oil stains, leaf stains, pet urine stains, and more with the applications and products I show you.
I install concrete driveways. These are my picks for the best sealers for concrete driveways and why I use them to protect my customers concrete driveways.
Learn how to seal acid stained concrete. What's the best concrete sealer to use for interior and exterior acid stained concrete floors and patios.
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.
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.
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