Concrete, Cement, Concrete Construction, Concrete Replacement

Concrete and cement are very important to the building and creation of structures for residential, commercial and industrial use. Within this site, you'll find information about cement and concrete as well as qualified local contractors providing cement work and concrete work for all your needs.

What is Cement, How is Cement Made, What is Concrete, How is Concrete Made, Common Residential Concrete & Cement Projects, Concrete Foundations, Concrete Excavation, Concrete Floors, Stamped Concrete, Preventing Damage to Concrete & Cement, Cleaning Concrete, Fixing & Repairing Concrete, Resurfacing Concrete & Overlaying Concrete, Concrete Removal, Industrial & Commerical Uses for Cement & Concrete, Going Green with Concrete

What is Cement

CementCement is a basic ingredient in concrete, but cement and concrete are not the same thing. Cement is most commonly used as a binding agent. It is a substance that hardens and can be used to hold, or cement, materials together...

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How is Cement Made
cement being madeCement is made by carefully combining and heating select substances to trigger a chemical reaction. The cement material is then ground into a fine powder which can be mixed with other aggregates to create concrete for residential, commercial and industrial uses.
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How is Concrete Made
ConreteConcrete can basically be explained as a combination of two parts: one part serves as the paste, and one part serves as the aggregate. The paste is the cement, and the aggregate is rocks and other minerals that form concrete.
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Residential Cement & Concrete Projects
sidewalk_shutterstock_62333470Cement is used in concrete blends and results in one of the strongest building materials in the world. It is a very popular choice for many residential applications. Different styles, looks and aesthetics can be achieved by varying the types of cement used to create concrete.
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Concrete Foundations
concrete_foundation_shutterstock_59635804The foundation of any home or structure is an essential element of its safety. Concrete foundations are a common type of foundation for residential and commercial structures. Care must be exercised during all phases of creating the concrete foundation.
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Concrete Excavation
excavation_shutterstock_87444995In order to create certain concrete structures, such as foundations and basements, it may be necessary to excavate the site. Some cement work and concrete companies specialize in excavation services that are required for concrete and cement work.
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Concrete Floors
concrete floorIn recent years, concrete floors, which are also referred to as cement floors, have become popular. Concrete floors and cement floors can be customized to create an incredible array of styles and looks.
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Stamped Concrete
stamped_concrete_2_shutterstock_17317336Stamped concrete is a popular choice for use in patios, pool decks, driveways, sidewalks and other walkways and concrete surfaces. Stamped concrete is concrete that has been dyed and stamped prior to curing so that the concrete resembles another building material.
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Preventing Damage to Cement & Concrete
damaged concreteCement and concrete are popular building materials due to their durability and strength. To maximize their useful life and to prevent damage, cement floors, concrete floors and other concrete surfaces, such as concrete driveways, concrete patios, concrete steps, and concrete porches must be properly maintained.
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Cleaning Concrete
cleaning concreteCleaning concrete is a critical aspect of proper concrete and cement maintenance. It is necessary to clean concrete at least annually; concrete and cement that are exposed to harsher wear and elements may need to be cleaned more frequently.
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Fixing & Repairing Concrete
iStock_000016738579XSmallWhen cement work or concrete is damaged, it is no longer structurally sound. Damaged cement or damaged concrete needs to be evaluated and repaired promptly and correctly. Damaged cement or cracked concrete is not just an eye-sore, in order to ensure the structural integrity of the concrete structure it must be fixed.
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