Concrete flooring

The pros and cons of concrete flooring

Concrete flooring

Concrete is one of the most common flooring materials in use. There are a number of reasons that can influence the choice for this kind of floor. It is, however, a personal choice whether to use or not use it as your flooring material. Of course, your decision must be an informed one based on the associated advantages and disadvantages of these floors. The following are the most important pros and cons of concrete flooring that you ought to know:

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5 Fun Facts About Construction

For a very long time, we have been constructing buildings including strange structures and mind-blowing buildings. While construction is how we usually shape the structures around us, the technique, the process, and the scale have all changed a great deal. Due to this, construction is now more than just the assembly of infrastructures and buildings.

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Which Is Better: Concrete, Wood, or Brick? A Closer Look into Home Building Materials

Long ago, choosing a building material was a simple decision since the options were reasonably limited. Today, however, you can find yourself lost with all the choices available in the market, from natural products to synthetic alternatives, even to combinations of both.

If you are wondering what building material you should use for house building (check out this excellent house builders guide for more information), the most popular picks are wood, brick, and concrete. Although they are all extensively used in modern-era home construction, each of them has its own unique strengths and weaknesses, particularly in the aspects of insulation value, cost, durability, safety, ease of construction, and maintenance.

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How to Transform Your Concrete Patio Garden Space

Now that summer is here you might find yourself spending a lot more time outside in your back garden, and if you happen to have a concrete patio, we know they are not always the most pleasing to the eye.

Luckily, there are some really fun and easy ways you can renovate your backyard garden area by revamping/decorating your concrete – and we’re going to show you how!

The first option is to paint or mark your concrete in a patterned way to create an appealing effect. Another option (if you haven’t yet got a concrete patio, or can put a new layer of concrete on top of the existing patio) is stamping your concrete with a design, like this.

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Moon Rocks into Concrete!

Concrete forms the basis of the vast majority of modern construction. It’s strong, versatile, and hard wearing, making it a perfect building material for both commercial and domestic use. But there is one downside to concrete, one you probably hadn’t had to consider: it’s very heavy. Now, this might sound obvious, and normally it isn’t much of an issue. But if you’re thinking of building something on the moon, suddenly it becomes a big consideration.

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Everything You Need to Know About Concrete

Are you in the process of working on a project for your home or office that involves using concrete? Are you just curious about concrete and what concrete is made of? Concrete is an incredibly functional and durable material used for a wide range of purposes, from making driveways to house foundations. Read on for a quick guide to understanding and making concrete, put together by our concrete experts at Base Concrete.

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3d printed concrete house

3D Building a House Using Concrete: Built in 24 Hours!

Anyone that has ever purchased a new-build property will know of the frustration, costs, delays, and problems that can all mark the purchasing experience. Buying a new build property is not only very expensive but with builders often taking their time and a variety of issues arising, the delays can be lengthy, and all of this means inconvenience, time and money for the purchaser.

3d printed concrete house

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However, it seems that as we move more and more into the digital era, this type of problem could become a thing of the past. In fact, advanced technology could result in more people having access to their own property through reduced costs and these frustrating delays and issues could become a thing of the past. How? Welcome to the world of 3D printing.

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Concrete pump

Everything you need to know about concrete pumps

Concrete pumps are now the most popular method of transferring liquid concrete and are a common fixture on building sites now. The birth of the concrete pump has increased the efficiency of building projects, especially when it comes to building high-rises. Whereas previously buckets of concrete had to be lifted up by cranes, it is now possible to pump concrete up to higher floors. This provides a fast and constant supply of concrete exactly to where it is needed.

But how do they work? The answer is actually remarkably simple which probably in part accounts for the popularity and reliability of the humble concrete pump. Two cylinders are placed side-by-side and in each cylinder is a piston. One piston draws the liquid concrete into the cylinder whilst the other simultaneously pushes the concrete out. There is a valve which determines which cylinder is open to the concrete hopper and which is open to the discharge pipes.Concrete pump

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Mixing Concrete: The DIY Guide | The perfect mixing ratio, preparing concrete and the tools you can use

Most people can become a little confused when working out how to create a perfect concrete mix for the job in hand. Getting the correct ratio for concrete mixing is very important as this can vary for the type of application you require on areas including foundations, garden walls and patios. You can also purchase ready mixed concrete for some applications; this is often the preferred choice and prevents any mistakes by trusting a supplier to provide your concrete ready to go.

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Why a concrete garage is a no brainer to keep your vehicles safe: Don’t be a brickhead

 

Many garages built before the 80s are made from brick and commonly contain harmful asbestos insulation, also known as the silent killer. These garages let in drafts, deteriorate in bad weather and have a flimsy construction that won’t last. If you’ve been landed with one of these eye-sores, you shouldn’t have to put up with it. Replacing your garage with a much more durable concrete one is a lot easier than you’d think. Here are just some of the benefits you can enjoy with a garage created with robust concrete.

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