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
While concrete is indeed a highly durable building material, it can occasionally fall subject to cracks and breakage. This is mainly due to constant temperature changes, excessive loads, and movements in the ground surface. The rigid nature of concrete makes the upper material susceptible to cracks over time. Concrete crack repairs involve the steps that are taken to seal, join and restore concrete surfaces to their original condition. Repair techniques will vary depending on the location and size of the crack.
22 January 2018
With so many different types of building materials and products being supplied on the construction market today, it comes as little surprise that many people don't know where to start when they need to choose building supplies for their construction project. If you are looking to construct a building that will stand the test of time, you should consider building with concrete. Concrete is one of the oldest construction materials available in the construction industry, and it is widely recognised for its remarkable strength and durability.
18 January 2018
Several factors can make a concrete mix difficult to pump. Construction project managers need to account for these elements when they are selecting a concrete mix and the pump that will deliver that concrete to the desired pour site. This article discusses some of those variables that can affect concrete pumping. Aggregate Quantity Different concrete mixes are suitable for various applications. For example, the concrete that will be poured at a site which is prone to flooding may have a greater quantity of aggregates than concrete that will be used for an upper floor of a building.
15 January 2018
People around Australia are all aware of the effects that climate change is having on the planet. Rainfall patterns are changing and unpredictable weather patterns are being experienced on a regular basis. With population pressure and the availability of clean water continuing to become larger issues, water tanks can be a great way for homeowners to have some water security on their properties. Water tanks enable homeowners to collect water when it is available and to store it for future use.
11 January 2018