FAQ: Concrete

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Concrete Installation: When Is Reinforcement Needed?

Reinforced concrete has become a popular material for many types of construction. However, the debate is still raging over the need to reinforce concrete when it is used for slabs placed on the ground. To understand why there is a difference […]

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Concrete: Slab Thickness

Concrete can be an excellent choice for paving driveways, parking lots, walkways and other areas. When many customers begin considering having concrete installed, they often ask about the best thickness for the slab. Although many municipalities have established codes that require […]

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Can Concrete Be Eco-Friendly?

Green construction has become a hot topic in recent years. Engineers, architects and contractors are frequently asked whether a particular material is eco-friendly. One material that has come under intense scrutiny is concrete. Many people are confused over whether concrete is […]

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Cement vs. Concrete vs. Mortar

Mortar, concrete and cement are the names of three different products, but the terms are often used interchangeably. Since the products are intended for different purposes, it is important to understand the properties of each so that you can make the […]

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Poring Concrete – Hot & Cold Weather

Experienced professionals can place concrete during most months in Austin and Central Texas, but it takes training and practice to ensure success when the weather is too hot or too cold. Most experts agree that the ideal conditions for placing concrete […]

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Why Concrete Cracks | Austin, Tx

There are some things in life that you just have to consider inevitable. Rain will fall, typically just after you have washed your car. Summer in Austin is going to bring a number of stiflingly hot days. Sooner or later, you […]

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Concrete & Base Preparation

When constructing a home, builders make sure that the rafters and trusses are strong enough to support the roof. When building a bridge, engineers pay special attention to the bridge piers. The point is that anything that must bear weight must […]

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Concrete & Curing

The use of concrete began much earlier than many people realize. The ancient Romans used concrete to build structures that still stand today. The Colosseum, the Pantheon and many of the Roman aqueducts and bridges were built using concrete. However, even […]

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Difference Between Concrete and Cement

Although many people use the terms interchangeably, concrete and cement are actually two different products. Both materials have been used for centuries in a variety of construction products. However, due to the differences between them, substituting one material for the other […]

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Can you Pave over Concrete?

It is entirely possible to apply asphalt pavement over a concrete parking lot, street or driveway. In fact, many state and government agencies routinely apply an asphalt overlay on top of a concrete roadway across the country and in Austin, Texas! […]

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