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Tim Carter demonstrates a unique aspect of pouring concrete - bleed water. Rookie finishers can ruin a concrete slab if they do something wrong when bleed water is present.

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Tim Carter describes a vapor barrier that's underneath a concrete slab, that's about to be poured. Tim reveals why it's mission critical to install a vapor barrier when doing your concrete projects.

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Tim Carter shows reinforcing steel - 21# wire mesh - that's installed in a concrete slab. Tim describes why it's important to install steel reinforcing in your concrete. The concrete wire mesh adds strength to the concrete.

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A concrete foundation can provide you with decades of solid support for your house. Concrete foundation contractors must pour your foundation properly. A concrete foundation is not your only foundation choice - wood, concrete block, insulated concrete foundation are other options.

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The foundation footer is the bottom building block on which your house rests. The purpose of the foundation foot is to spread the weight of the house across a wider contact area. The home foundation supports the full weight of the building and all the contents. Reinforcing steel is a must in concrete footings to help increase its strength.

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