Masonry

Polyurethane Concrete Sealant

Originally polyurethane concrete sealants were all solvent based; however, today you can also buy a more environmentally friendly type of polyurethane concrete sealer that is water based. Either way, by using polyurethane concrete sealants you will render what was a porous surface non-porous.

This not only means that you can prevent water penetration into the concrete surface but, if traffic is moving or parked on top it or machinery is used above it, you can also prevent oils and other chemicals from penetrating the surface.

Cutting Concrete

In this article we will focus on how to cut hardened concrete. Concrete is said to be the number one most produced man made material on earth. There is about three cubic kilometers of concrete produced yearly. Generally, there is more than one cubic meter of concrete for every person on Earth. That’s a lot of concrete.

China has about 40% of the world’s concrete and the U.S. no doubt has a large share as well with concrete being a 35 billion dollar industry in the United States. Cutting concrete is a task that any handyman or layman is bound to encounter more than once in their life time.

Cinder Block Retaining Wall

In this article we will talk about how to build a cinder block retaining wall on your own. Chances are, if you ask three builders how to build a concrete block retaining wall, you are going to get three very different answers. So we will take a look at some of the options you will have and recommend the best way to build your own cinder block retaining wall. It is not too difficult, but there are a few concerns that have to be dealt with.

Of the few challenges that you will encounter when faced with building a retaining wall out of cinder block, these are the most important. The attributes you need for a good retaining wall are good strength, proper irrigation, longevity and stability.

Strength

How to Repair Granite

Despite being one of the toughest natural stones a lot of people still find themselves asking, how do you repair granite? Exactly how depends very much on the damage that’s been done to it. There are some granite repairs that a DIY home enthusiast can carry out, but for others you’re probably better off calling in the experts.

Sometimes, if you haven’t already got the tools needed to carry out a granite repair it would be uneconomical to buy them, compared to getting in an expert. Other times, unless you’re experienced at working with granite, the time you’d require to learn the techniques for affecting the granite repair, simply mean it’s quicker and cheaper to get an expert in.

Decorative Concrete Inserts

Sparkling Decorative Concrete Inserts and InlaysCast concrete countertops and flooring can be given a more personal touch with decorative inserts and inlays. Whether it is a concrete bathtub, patio tiles, or kitchen countertop, there is a variety of materials that can transform residential concrete features from a cold industrial look to warm, artistic uniqueness. Here are a few of the options you have for decorative concrete inserts.