What Is A Concrete Expansion Joint?

Laying concrete is a time-consuming business. Quite apart from the processes involved in mixing it and getting it to wherever it is you want to lay it, you also have to wait for the mixture to dry – We advise a minimum of 28 days to achieve the newton strength we quote. Please refer to our […]

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What is Brush Finish Concrete?

Brush finish concrete is a term you may have heard in relation to concrete flooring, but while it might sound like a simple concept, some people are not aware of what is involved or how this look is achieved.  To help you better understand what a brush finish is, how you achieve it for your […]

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Why Does Concrete Crack?

Despite being one of the toughest materials on the planet, concrete is still susceptible to cracking. These cracks may ruin the aesthetic look of your concrete, and larger cracks may even cause a supported structure to become unstable. Luckily, most of these cracks are easy to fix — check out this article to find out […]

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Concrete Driveway Guide

Concrete is the most popular driveway surface in the world — and it’s not hard to see why. Concrete is exceptionally durable, requiring almost no maintenance and lasting around 30 years. Plus, it is versatile in design, enabling you to colour, polish and texture your driveway to create your ideal aesthetic.  If you’re considering upgrading […]

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What Type of Shed Base Do I Need?

A common mistake during shed building projects is neglecting the base. The shed base is possibly the most important part of the project, and the type of base you choose will have a significant impact on the quality of your shed. There are various materials you can use for your shed base, and this month’s […]

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Boom Pump vs Line Pump

Transporting concrete to hard-to-reach places can be a struggle if you don’t have the right equipment to do so. In cases like these, concrete pumps will be able to offer a suitable, efficient solution for overcoming these obstacles. However, you must first decide which pump would be most appropriate for the project at hand. Here […]

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How To Build A Concrete Shed Base

Thinking about your next summer DIY project? If a new shed is on the cards, you need to start from the ground up by creating a sturdy concrete shed base – luckily, this is easier than you might think.  In this article, we cover how to lay a concrete shed base correctly, including the equipment […]

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How Much Concrete Do I Need?

Whether you’re planning a DIY project, or need concrete for your construction site, it can be tricky to work out exactly how much concrete you might need.  In this article, we take you through how to calculate the amount of concrete you need depending on your type of project, and how an ‘only pay for […]

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Why Is Concrete Slump Important?

Creating the right consistency of concrete is vital for the success of a project. Too wet, and it’s liable to crack and scale. Too dry, and it will be difficult to pour and handle.  But how do you know if your concrete is at the ‘Goldilocks’ consistency? The best time to check is before it […]

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Can You Lay Concrete In The Rain?

It’s well-known that a key component of concrete is water – so surely pouring concrete in the rain shouldn’t be a problem? In actuality, it’s more of an issue than we might think, as the rainy weather can compromise the strength and final finish of the concrete.  But sometimes wet weather is simply unavoidable, so […]

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