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Different Types of Concrete Finishes

Some of the reasons concrete need a specified finish is to provide foot and vehicle grip for pathways and driveways. A smooth pathway when wet can be slippery and dangerous, almost like walking on tiles. In other cases where you may need a floor that must stay clean and easy to keep clean such as…

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How to Choose Concrete Colour

Did you know that there are more concrete colours to choose from than just white and grey?  Coloured concrete can add beautiful contrast and drama to your landscape design.  Painting it is one option, but it will wear off and need to be reapplied.  Painting can also make the concrete surface slippery. The best way…

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What Concrete Strength To Use?

What concrete strength is normally used for residential applications, low rise buildings, paving and driveways? All pre-mixed concrete suppliers have standard concrete strengths of 20MPa, 25MPa and very often, 32MPa which is reached after 28 days of curing and is more than suitable for all residential applications. Sometimes we are asked if a higher strength…

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Why Does Concrete Crack?

Like all other materials, concrete will slightly change in volume when it dries out. This change in volume brings about stresses within the concrete which causes it to crack. This is the reason why we put joints in concrete pavements and slabs to allow the concrete to crack in a neat, straight line at the…

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