Remodeling Tips and Reviews

Polished Concrete Floor Options

Polished Concrete Floor Options

Part of optimizing a home for green construction is utilizing materials wisely. Concrete is one of the best examples of this adage. It is a highly versatile material and can be poured into just about any shape imaginable. It is incredibly durable and will last hundreds of years. The Roman’s actually mastered concrete and made the aqueducts ...

Polished Concrete options

Polished Concrete options

In a home there are many choices about flooring these days. From the classic hardwood and various polished stones to newer man-made materials such as carpet and vinyl. One of the newer choices that is gaining traction is polished concrete floors. Concrete used to be subjugated to the basement or garage as a viable finished floor option. As houses have...

How to pour a concrete slab next to an old slab

How to pour a concrete slab next to an old slab

We have all seen slabs of old concrete where the two slabs meet and one has settled and the other has heaved over the years. This happens because the concrete likely did not have rebar in it and, as a result, moved apart as it fractured. Pouring concrete is not rocket science, but there are a few things that need to be done when butting an old and a new slab...

How to Install a Concrete Driveway

How to Install a Concrete Driveway

Pouring a concrete driveway is not a small job. It requires a certain amount of skill working with concrete and some tools and machinery to make sure it’s done right.  Bearing that in mind I thought I would cover the fundamentals as well as some of the tools needed. Demolition of old concrete driveway The old driveway, if there is one, has to be removed....