Concrete cinder block walls are sturdy and easy to build, but can often be unattractive when compared with the rest of your home. By covering a cinder block wall with surface bonding cement, you can increase the water resistance of the wall as well as the durability while creating a uniform surface that will blend with most architectural styles.
Concrete - a composite material made from a mixture of cement, aggregate (sand or gravel), and water - is one of the most popular materials used in home construction and renovation projects. Here, homeowners share their best tips for building and remodeling with concrete. See important differences between concrete, cement, and mortar.
Don’t act impulsively when remodeling! If you start demolishing a load bearing wall, you’ll pay dearly to replace it. Here’s how to identify load bearing walls inside your home.
Repairing or replacing your driveway? Measuring it accurately is the key – here’s how. Plus tools to help you calculate your total concrete driveway cost.
Trying to decide between concrete vs cement? They have very specific uses. Cement is rarely used by itself. Concrete is used in most building projects.
I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to show this bare concrete retaining wall and an idea that would improve the look of the home exterior (and not have it be the eyesore of the neighborhood). There are many cool retaining wall options, and I like this one the best. A little stucco and a few natural rocks to cap it off and you’ve got it.
Continuous concrete landscape curbing has been around for decades but it is gaining popularity as a great way to give your yard that professional finishing touch.