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What Are the Main Differences Between Concrete vs Cement?

Tom Merton/OJO Images via Getty Images When considering concrete vs. cement, it’s important to understand that the two terms are not interchangeable. Cement is the major ingredient used to make concrete mix, along with sand, gravel, water and sometimes other materials. When you refer to the finished product, “concrete” is the proper term, though people…

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Best Driveway Materials

© Photographee.eu – stock.adobe.com. Popular driveway materials in the U.S. include concrete, asphalt, gravel, paving stones, brick and shell. To choose the best type of driveway material for your home, consider your climate, the material and installation cost, durability, aesthetics, maintenance and ease of repair. Before you decide, use this guide to find out which…

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Concrete Wall Calculator

This concrete wall calculator estimates how much material you need to build a full-size or retaining wall. Use the desired length, height and thickness to calculate your concrete wall’s volume. Then, convert this number to cubic yards to figure out how much concrete to buy. This also helps you estimate the cost of your materials….

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Concrete Steps Calculator

This concrete step calculator estimates how much material you need to build a set of steps. Start by finding out the volume of each individual step. Then, add these up to figure out how much concrete you need for your entire project. If you know the price of concrete per cubic yard, this calculator helps…

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Concrete Countertop Calculator

Concrete countertops are durable and versatile alternative surfaces with a high-end appearance that improves with age. Use a concrete countertop calculator to estimate the amount of materials needed to add this beautiful look to your home. Avoid miscalculations, save time, and ensure the success of your home improvement project. On This Page: Calculating Concrete Countertops…

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How to Choose a Concrete Contractor

Looking for Concrete Workers for Your Home Project? The versatility of concrete has caused both contractors and homeowners to turn to it as a primary building material. Driveways, patios, floors, and other flatwork remain the most popular types of installations. Meanwhile, concrete staining and other decorative projects are becoming more popular. As demand has grown, finding…

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How to Coat, Reseal, or Repair Cracks in Asphalt or Concrete Driveways

Sealing asphalt and concrete driveways renews their look and helps combat corrosion and freeze damage. It can be an inexpensive DIY project that extends its usable life, saving you thousands in driveway replacement costs. In warmer climates that don’t see frost, it’s not always necessary to do much more than seal cracks and fill pits…

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DIY Countertops You Can Make in a Weekend

Gorgeous modern countertops in your kitchen or bathroom may look challenging to complete yourself, but finishing with warm wood or cool concrete can be done by a DIYer with a little vision and know-how. Here’s an overview of how to install beautiful countertop options yourself. DIY Concrete Countertops Pouring a concrete countertop can definitely be…

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Concrete Finishing

Concrete finishing is revolutionizing the industry. It’s been around about as long as concrete itself, but newer techniques and better tools and machines are making it an even more appealing option for new areas outside and inside your home. Concrete finishing is just like finishing any other material – it’s the process where a raw…

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Concrete Breaking: What are you in For?

People use concrete as a building material because it’s durable and strong enough to last a lifetime. But what happens when you need to break on through to the other side of that concrete wall or floor? You’ll need to call in experts for the heavy lifting here, but it’s a good idea to read…

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