JLC Field Guide: Concrete

If you understand the fundamentals, you will be better able to keep costs down, improve the strength of your concrete, and minimize cracking.

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Concrete Featured Articles

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Concrete Basics

Concrete seems about as straightforward and rugged as any material on site. But... More

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Placing a Puddle-Proof Driveway

In many cases, using pervious concrete can eliminate the need for expensive... More

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Stepped Buttresses for a Row House Basement

As part of a major gut-renovation project on a historic Brooklyn row house,... More

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Small Garage Foundation Repair

A mobile concrete mixer solved both budgetary and logistical problems More

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Concrete Instruction Articles

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How To Repair Structural Concrete

Jake Lewandowski breaks down how to prep a damaged concrete surface and fix it... More

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Composite vs. Steel Rebar

Glass-fiber rebar is about one-third the weight of steel rebar, won't corrode, and... More

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Control Joints in Concrete Slabs ... Are They Needed?

Cracks in concrete are unavoidable, but contraction and expansion joints can help... More

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Best Flashing for Concrete?

Aluminum should be avoided, but what else can you use for flashing with concrete? More

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Dropping the Level of a Basement Slab

To avoid cracks, isolate the concrete slab from the footing and foundation so that... More

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