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Why is rebar important in concrete construction?

Why is rebar important in concrete construction?

Rebar is excellent at resisting tensile forces, so it combines with concrete to create an ideal construction material — one that is easily moldable into just about any shape and that resists both compression and tension forces.

Why you might need a new concrete driveway

Why you might need a new concrete driveway

A new concrete driveway can provide years — decades, even — of trouble-free use. An eminently useful and practical addition to a home, a new concrete driveway can provide additional benefits as well. Let’s look at three of them: curb appeal, property value and safety.

Concrete or asphalt for parking lots?

Concrete or asphalt for parking lots?

If you’re a forward-thinking person, concrete might be the most cost-effective solution after you’ve factored in maintenance, lifespan and related issues.

How to increase the curb appeal of your concrete.

How to increase the curb appeal of your concrete.

Not only is concrete an excellent material for retaining walls, steps, foundations, driveways and much more, it comes in a variety of styles to match every homeowner’s preferences. The curb appeal of concrete can be increased in many ways, including by using aggregate, stamping, coloring and more.

Concrete 101: Maintenance

Concrete 101: Maintenance

Concrete is a durable product, but it does need maintenance to stay in top shape. Here’s how to maintain your concrete surfaces to help ensure prime longevity.

Concrete 101: How to finish concrete flatwork

Concrete 101: How to finish concrete flatwork

You have your concrete form built, and you’ve placed the proper size of rebar in the bottom to strengthen the concrete. You’re ready to begin pouring concrete. Read more: All about rebar Before you get started with that step, however, you’ll want to make sure you have...