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Flexible Concrete for Home Foundations

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Construction, Concrete, Home Foundations,When building a home or home addition, the question frequently comes up on whether concrete blocks or poured concrete should be used in constructing the foundation walls. Flexible concrete for home foundations will depend among the various building material the builder will use, and the home construction costs

There are Standard concrete blocks that contain hollow cells designed to support rebar steel reinforcing rods, as well as poured concrete/mortar, to

maximize wall strength. Besides the standard size concrete block there are a number of alternative sizes, shapes, textures and color tones to choose from.

Flexible concrete block home foundations can be constructed by home owners with some basic masonry knowledge and back strength. The basic masonry knowledge can quickly and easily be obtained through a number of resources. If the concrete blocks are properly filled with concrete and rebar during the wall construction, a very large thermal mass is created.

Concrete Resurfacing Provides Unique Solutions For Your Next Home

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Construction, Concrete surfacingConcrete ages, with time and it deteriorates, resulting to a discolored, stained, cracked, chipped, weakened and porous concrete surface. Weather, wear, moisture, freeze and earth movement are contributing factors of gradual surface deterioration

old concrete, with cracks, surface discoloration, or surface imperfections, must be removed and replaced in order to improve the look. Home owners sometimes are normally discouraged by their cement flooring or other concrete areas, not realizing the option available to them to resurface their already existing concrete.
Resurfacing concrete with polymer-modified overlay systems is a good way to improve existing concrete surfaces. to resurface the concrete can range from simply making the concrete look like new again, or upgrading the surface with a variety of colors and patterns. Be it a concrete driveway, cement floor or patio, resurfacing options will let you transform your old, concrete into a new, smooth colored concrete surface and leave it looking as good as new.