DEAR TIM: I know you’ve answered others about how to restore damaged concrete. That’s not my issue. I must pour a new sidewalk, driveway and patio and I want it to last. I don’t want it to spall. I don’t want it to crack if possible, and I want it to be maintenance free so […]
DEAR TIM: This has been the winter from Hades. I own a house in Connecticut and my parents have one in sunny Florida. The ice and snow has ravaged my front sidewalk and the concrete patio at the Florida home could use a makeover. I attended a spring home show this weekend and saw a […]
DEAR TIM: I'm building a new home and two concrete block piers toppled over when a ladder was leaned against one. The one pier crashed into the second one. Why did this happen and what could have prevented it? I thought concrete block was the smart product to use for my foundation and home, but […]
If you have a cracked concrete driveway, you can repair the cracks and transform the look of your driveway. After repairing the concrete cracks with epoxy, apply a layer of cement stucco to the driveway. Read on for more tips on how to repair concrete.
Concrete cracks of any type are the bane of many a homeowner. Concrete has fantastic compressive strength, but usually only ten percent of that in tension when you try to pull or stretch it apart. This lack of tensile strength explains, for the most part, why concrete cracks.