Concrete is made up of four elements: cement, sand, stone (aggregate) and water. The cement: sand: stone ratio is critical as it determines the compressive strength of the concrete, which in turn establishes the capacity of the structure you build to withstand loads. We offer...

Building experts agree that for masonry homes and offices, concrete stairs are more stable and durable than wooden stairs. Here is the lowdown on building concrete stairs.It starts with a solid designConcrete stairs need to meet the following requirements: Comply with prescribed building codes and standards;At...

We delve into concrete curing and the most suitable curing techniques. Curing is a process that is executed immediately after the placement and finishing of the concrete, to ensure that all the ingredients bond fully. This is done by retaining suitable moisture and temperature conditions....

While mixing concrete may come off as being somewhat of a no brainer, find top tips and the best kept secrets on how to hand mix concrete to from the strongest and most durable concrete. Mixing concrete can’t be classed as simply adding water to...

Did you know that cement can absorb moisture from the atmosphere if stored incorrectly? This can affect the quality and the strength of the cement. So, here are some great cement tips and tricks on how to store cement bags on site. When storing cement bags,...