Discover if you can pour concrete in winter, why winter is not optimal for pouring concrete, how to pour concrete successfully in winter.
Pavers CAN be installed over concrete provided that the concrete slab is in good condition and has a perfectly flat surface. The minor crack in today’s concrete walkway can expand into tomorrow’s ruined brick paver walkway.
You CAN paint concrete floors. Discover the difference between staining and painting, and benefits of staining vs painting.
Concrete can be recycled for use in one of two ways. Recycled concrete can be processed for use as an aggregate material to make more cement. Recycled concrete can be used ‘as is' and simply broken up without screening out contaminants.
Concrete Does NOT burn. In fact, concrete walls have been known to block a fire from spreading into adjacent rooms. That does not mean that a concrete structure is indestructible to fire. Concrete that has been heated and placed under stress will begin to spall due to the uneven expansion of the various materials that were used in the concrete mixing process.
Mold CAN grow on concrete but many times what you think is mold may be something else entirely.
Concrete CAN float on water provided that the object made of concrete is less dense than the surrounding water. Composite concrete mix has a weight of forty-five point six pounds per cubic foot, while water weighs sixty two point four pounds per cubic foot, making concrete lighter than water, thus giving it the ability to float.
You CAN stain outdoor concrete. Because concrete is porous and naturally light in color, the acid stains that are used in concrete staining easily react with the concrete’s surface causing a permanent color change.
You CAN pour concrete over concrete. Known as resurfacing, you can pour concrete over concrete as long as the original slab is structurally sound. Overpouring old concrete with new concrete will give an old slab a fresh new look and cover any minor imperfections.
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Termites do NOT eat concrete. It is a common myth that termites eat concrete and their defensive fluids dissolve holes in concrete. When a termite is found burrowing its way up through concrete, it simply found existing cracks and holes to travel through.
You CAN resurface old concrete as long as it meets certain conditions.
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Concrete and cement are NOT the same thing. Cement is an ingredient in concrete, which is technically a mixture of cement, water, sand or gravel.