Long lasting concrete is very easy to make. The best part is it's not that expensive to do. Long Lasting Concrete Examples All Around There's a great chance that within fifty miles of your home there's long lasting concrete that's close to one hundred years old. I'll bet it's in great shape. All you need […]
Concrete Drive vs Pavers TIPS Both materials are great Installation methods are critical for long life Pavers fade over time Install steel in poured concrete CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: We'd like to replace our driveway. My wife and are debating whether to replace the concrete driveway with another […]
Install Anchor in Concrete With Epoxy and Magic When you install anchor (s) in concrete or concrete block, you want it to stay put. The best method in my opinion is to create a wedge-shaped hole in the concrete using a hammer drill. The hole will be wider deep in the concrete than the […]
Concrete Stain DIY TIPS Multiple ways to change the color of existing concrete Stains work best on steel-troweled smoother concrete and require diligence Best DIY method is easy-to-use concrete resurfacer products - add pigment for color Stenciling concrete with the resurfacers produces the most dramatic look CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! […]
Concrete Steps Leaking TIPS Concrete is not waterproof - common misconception Water can enter tiny hairline cracks Special concrete epoxy stops water WATCH concrete epoxy video below CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I live on the upper floor of a converted villa. The access is by a stairway at […]
Concrete Finish Options TIPS Communicate clearly what you want in the first place to avoid nightmare Stamped concrete is dramatic - can be slippery around pools Stenciled concrete is unbelievable. Not as hard to do as stamped Too much curing compound can cause splotchy white haze CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! […]
Resurfacing concrete will rejuvenate any spalling damage on walkways and driveways. Determine how thick your overlay will be to ensure you get the right materials. An overlay of less than 3/4 inches will not need any pea gravel. Cement paint will help permanently bond new to old. Read on for further tips.
Rebar or reinforcing steel in concrete is a great step for a lifetime of beautiful walkways and driveways. Make sure that your contractor gets concrete mix that is specific to the job and that no water is added to this mix. Your concrete needs to cure correctly..read on.
Compact Fill Under Slab TIPS Concrete bends and breaks Use self-compacting fill Water helps compact Concrete block ledges on footer CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: My new home is under construction. I'm in a disagreement with my builder about what's going to happen under my garage slab. Right now […]
DEAR TIM: I work at a smaller municipal airport and need your help. The concrete inside some of the plane hangers is crumbling at the straight lines where one giant slab of concrete touches up against another slab. There’s a metal strip in between the slabs if that makes a difference. What’s the best way […]