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More stories about Concrete

  • Ancient Roman Concrete Has Lessons for Modern Scientists

    Built more than two thousand years ago, the concrete seaport facilities of ancient Rome are still solid. Now scientists are rediscovering the secrets of the Roman engineers’ lost art.

  • Dust-Free Adhesive Anchoring

    Hilti's HIT-HY 200 adhesive anchoring system for anchor rods and rebar dowels is approved by ICC-ES for use in uncracked or cracked concrete in all seismic zones

  • Easy Chair

    Prolok rebar and mesh chairs have locking heads, so no bar ties are required

  • Small Garage Foundation Repair

    A mobile concrete mixer solved both budgetary and logistical problems

  • Formwork for Carpenters

    Developed by a Utah contractor, the Spider Tie system is for builders and remodelers who want to do their own formwork

  • Fast Concrete Fix

    Quikrete's Zip & Mix products can be mixed in the bag for small patching jobs

  • TJ Shear Brace Installation

    A Simpson Strong-Tie rep follows up on a JLC reference to the company's anchor-bolt spacers

  • Dry Veneer

    Versetta Stone is a nonstructural stamped concrete veneer that’s installed without mortar

  • Warmer, Drier Basements

    Superior Wallsí XiPlus foundation panels have an insulation value of R-21

  • Polishing a Concrete Slab

    Use progressively finer grit pads to grind, hone, and polish the surface to a high sheen