How much heat does concrete produce while setting?

How much heat does concrete produce while setting?

A thorough description of why concrete puts off heat when it is curing, how much heat it puts off, and how you can get the best concrete possible. Concrete is an excellent conductor of heat, but it also produces heat which raises the concrete temperature while curing. Why does curing concrete do this? The simple … Read more

Can Knotweed Grow Through Concrete?

can japanese knotweed grow through concrete?

Weeds are invasive at the best of times. They can work their way through the tiniest cracks. This is usually not a problem, but Japanese Knotweed is a bit different. Japanese knotweed can be hugely disruptive, and can cause all sorts of problems for structures, but is it true that can knotweed grow through concrete? … Read more

Can You Pour a Concrete Slab Over Grass?

concrete slab over grass

Are you considering laying a patio for a shed or walkway that you’ve always wanted to make your outdoor space more practical and reduce the amount of mowing required in your backyard? Inexpensive, versatile and easy to pour, concrete will last you for many years and is low maintenance. But can you pour a concrete … Read more

Do I Need a Permit to Build a Concrete Patio?

brushed concrete patio

So, you’ve decided you want to build yourself a great new concrete patio. You’re starting to get excited. Then someone says those dreaded words, ‘do you need a permit to build a concrete patio?’ Usually, this is the point where everyone looks at each other blankly and someone brings up Google on their phone. Sound … Read more

Hottest new trend in pool coping design

When it comes to helping your pool stand out amongst the commonplace, the difference is in the details. One of the most important elements in your overall pool design is your coping – it’s not only structurally significant, it’s also a way of adding visual impact.

The latest in pool design is similar to that of an undermounted sink, where the edge cantilevers over the basin making it continuous and seamless.  This look is trending as a premium finish and latest design choice.  The look is a continuous concrete decking that takes your deck right up to the very edge of your pool and even slightly overlapping allowing for water to easily flow back into the swimming pool.

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What is a Pool Deck?

Concrete Pool Decking Traditional concrete pool decks are offered in a variety of finishes, including stamped concrete, tinted concrete, accent bands, exposed aggregate, complete with edging and expansion joints. As a cost-effective solution for maximizing the beauty and function of the pool deck, a concrete mixture can be poured in a variety of available colors. … Read more