The construction of a commercial building is a complex project. For this reason, critical decisions have to be made before the construction begins. The construction method to be used is among the major decisions you will have to make. That's because the method you choose will affect not only how much you spend on the project but also how functional the commercial building will be. Tilt-up concrete construction has become popular over the recent past for an array of reasons.
5 April 2018
Many homeowners may wish to undertake some concrete crack repairs on their properties in order to avoid having to pay a professional for that work. Such homeowners need to take steps to protect themselves from being exposed to silica dust, which can cause several hazards, such as the risk of developing silicosis. This article discusses some things you can do to stay safe from silica dust. Keep Dust From Getting Airborne
30 January 2018
Pumping your concrete mix in cold weather can be a challenge in comparison to performing the same task in fair conditions. The most apparent problem that you will face is the freezing of the concrete mix. In general, when the mix, which contains water, comes into contact with the external cold temperatures, it will experience premature hardening. As a result, the concrete will be stuck in the hopper and boom pipeline.
26 January 2018
Concrete floors have regained their popularity because of the new and improved grinding techniques and beautiful new polishes. Property developers prefer the material because it is adaptable to new environments and can also be used in commercial settings. However, just like all the other flooring materials, polished concrete comes with its own unique set of challenges. The four common issues that arise about concrete floors are stains, edges, waves and dirt on the floor.
26 January 2018
Garages are used to store cars, but they can also be used to store garden equipment and other large items. Because garages receive heavy traffic, garage floors should be strong and durable in order to withstand the extremes of daily use. Concrete floors are the perfect choice for garages because they meet these requirements. However, these floors are not indestructible. Over time, they will succumb to the wear and tear of normal use and will need to be replaced.
24 January 2018
If you are planning on installing new kerbing in your home, you should consider using concrete as your construction material. Concrete has high strength, so the edging will not be damaged by mechanical stress or impact. Also, there are multiple decorative options which you can choose to enhance your landscape. In addition, the material does not require extensive maintenance for ideal appearance and functionality. However, you should not neglect the concrete kerbing after installation.
24 January 2018
Concrete tanks are beneficial for harvesting and storing rainwater for use in the home. These containers are more favourable than alternatives because the material composition ensures the reduction of water acidity. The concrete also keeps water cool in comparison to other storage structures. Consequently, the water remains free from bacteria. In addition, the solid concrete walls keep the container dark, minimising the possibility of algae growth. However, like other tanks, it is advisable to perform some routine maintenance to promote optimal performance and durability.
22 January 2018