FAQs

Want more info?? Contact us!

Q?

What’s the difference between concrete and cement?

A.

Cement is like flour in a loaf of bread, and concrete is the bread.

Q?

How do I remove a concrete stain?

A.

There are a variety of methods to consider when removing stains from concrete. Some are: sandblasting, grinding, using water, or using chemicals.

Q?

What does curing mean?

A.

Curing concrete is the process that protects concrete from the loss of moisture. It also keeps it within a certain temperature range, which increases its strength.

Q?

Does all concrete have the same smooth finish?

A.

No. There are many options when it comes to texture and your concrete. You can even stencil your concrete with a pattern.

Q?

Is adding water to concrete mix the only way to increase slump?

A.

No. There are other, more effective ways to increase concrete slump besides adding more water. Adding excessive water at a jobsite will increase slump, but it will also reduce the strength significantly.

Q?

What are Synthetic Fibers?

A.

Synthetic fibers that are made for use in concrete are manufactured from man-made materials. They lower the risk of cracks, increased durability, and provide extra internal support when used in concrete.

Q?

Is Concrete Impermeable?

A.

No. Even the densest concrete is somewhat porous. That means that water and other  liquids or vapors can pass through it over time. The porousness of the concrete determines how quickly or how long it takes. To keep liquid out, consider dense concrete and a sealer.

Q?

I want durable concrete, does that mean i need higher strength?

A.

Compressive strength isn't all that determines concrete's durability. Also consider reducing permeability.

Q?

Is calcium chloride an antifreezing agent?

A.

Calcium Chloride is an accelerator, not an antifreeze. New concrete will still need protection from freezing.

Q?

What is flowable fill?

A.

Flowable fill is another has a lower strength than traditional concrete. When considering what type of concrete to use, flowable fill would not be an option for those what want to support a building, bridges, or other structures.

It is however great for filling trenches, old tanks, and to put around pipes, because it is self leveling and flows easily.

Q?

Can I choose the color of my concrete?

A.

Yes. There are a variety of concrete colors to choose from, no need to stick to gray!