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How Concrete Fasteners Work

September 3, 2015

Concrete fasteners are the easiest way to fix objects to masonry surfaces, i.e. concrete or brick. They often come in the form of a heavy-duty anchor or screw. Concrete fasteners are unique in their installation compared to other materials such as metal or wood due largely to being difficult to install and use. Concrete is the most widely used base material in the world, however, and once installed correctly, concrete fasteners are extremely difficult to remove. The process of using concrete fasteners is simple in design: A hole is drilled into the concrete The fastener is placed into the whole The…

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Top 5 Myths and Misconceptions About Concrete

July 3, 2015

There are many myths and misconceptions about concrete – while some may be relatively harmless, others can cause problems if taken as truth. Here are just a few of the most popular ones…   Concrete Hardens by Drying out Concrete is cured first, then slowly dried out. It is the curing that turns the concrete into a permanently hard substance through the chemical reactions that occur in the presence of water. Premature drying would stop the fresh concrete hardening properly, and thus maintaining enough moisture in the mixture is crucial during the curing.   You can Always Add Water to Increase…

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What are the Main Causes of Damaged Concrete?

May 29, 2015

Concrete is made by mixing together cement, gravel, sand and water. The particles in the mixture are bound tightly together chemically, so that the concrete sets hard, simulating the properties of rock. Concrete is the most frequently used building material on earth, but various factors cause it to deform or degrade over time, reducing its longevity. The makeup of a concrete mix – that is, the proportions of cement, aggregates and water – depends on the appearance, performance and strength that the finished product requires. Modern concrete mixes can be complex, and failure to work consistently to the ratio of ingredients…

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