Construction / 14.03.2018

Working with concrete is something most of us will experience at one time or another when we work on our homes. It may be something as simple as a sidewalk or as complicated as footings for a foundation wall. But what exactly is "concrete"? Key Concrete Ingredients Concrete contains three basic ingredients: cement, aggregate, and water. Cement, or Portland cement, is the glue that holds everything together; a fine, dry powder that solidifies and becomes quite strong when mixed with water. The majority of concrete is the aggregate. Aggregate is...

Construction / 20.11.2015

I remember when my wife and I first looked at the house we now own. As my wife walked through with the realtor, I poked around the basement, under the sinks, and around the outside. When I went back into the house, I noticed that the cold air returns were in the floor of the dining room. Since the floors in the living room and dining room were wall-to-wall carpeting, I lifted out the register to see if I could determine what was underneath the carpeting. Hiding under...