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16 Different Types of Concrete

Concrete is a highly versatile material that serves a wide range of purposes. From large commercial buildings to laying simple pathways to residential constructions, concrete is used all around us. Generally, all types of concrete have the common ingredients of cement, water, and mixtures of sand and stone. However, a number of different materials are …

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13 Different Types of Concrete Blocks

Whether you’re planning to initiate a construction project, renovate your home, or prepare for an event, you’ll probably need concrete blocks at some point during the project. Concrete blocks are a form of construction material, also known as a masonry unit, composed of concrete, cement, sand, water, and other additives. These concrete masonry units are …

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What is Stamped Concrete?

What is Stamped Concrete? Stamped concrete, also known as imprinted or textured concrete, is the product of an innovative and creative process commonly applied on concrete works for driveways, sidewalks, patios, and floors to decorate the concrete slab. The process of stamping concrete not only adds decorative elements to the concrete floor but also improves …

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5 Types and Benefits of Decorative Concrete for Your Home (Photo Examples)

Concrete floors are all the rage right now. You don’t have to take our word for it; open up any home decor magazine or home decor site on the internet and you’ll see endless photos of concrete floors, in every which way, in almost any area of the home. We don’t blame them for it …

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8 Different Types of Concrete Sealers

Concrete sealers are chemical substances that are essential for protecting concrete surfaces from staining, water erosion, extreme temperatures, oil, dirt, and other contaminants. They provide a strong layer of permanent or temporary protection to concrete surfaces and floors. Protecting the surfaces from moisture, concrete sealers help improve the durability of concrete and at the same …

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4 Best Types of Concrete Cleaners for All Types of Concrete Stains

Concrete cleaners are designed to remove all the contamination from concrete surfaces and are commonly available. They clean the concrete surface in different ways based on the type of concrete cleaner you are using. Understanding how these cleaners work can actually save you money and time the next time spring cleaning comes around. First of …

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12 Types of Concrete Mixers Used in Home Improvement and Construction

Concrete is a composite material consisting of aggregate materials bonded with cement. When these materials are mixed together with water, they form a slurry that can be poured and molded into any shape. To get the best quality of concrete, these ingredients must be mixed properly and in a certain proportion. If not properly mixed, …

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Modern Concrete House by Miguel de la Torre Arquitectos (Mexico)

  Here’s a cool modern concrete exterior house built in Colonia San Angel, a neighborhood of Mexico City, Mexico. This home’s renovation was done by Miguel de la Torre Arquitectos. While the exterior is largely concrete and some stone, the interior incorporates plenty of wood. I love the large, open spaces inside. Overall, this home is fantastic. …

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60 Houses with a Concrete Driveway (Photo Examples)

There are many types of driveways. Concrete is a viable option for a driveway surface, whether a short or long or circular driveway. While there are several concrete alternatives for a driveway, with today’s technology, especially stamped concrete, you should consider concrete. Another option which I like just as much as stamped concrete is using …

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22 Concrete Alternatives for Driveways, Fence Posts and Foundations

Concrete is awesome, but it’s not the only option for securing, building and paving. There are a good number of concrete alternatives for driveways, fence posts and foundations. This extensive article is broken up into 4 sections and provides substitutes for concrete in two approaches. The first section lists out actual substances that serve as …

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20 Different Types of Concrete Tools

Concrete or cement is one of the favorite go-to hardscaping features for many builders and DIY enthusiasts. Its characteristic durability, versatility, and affordability just add to its appeal. There are plenty of tools you can use for working with cement or concrete so choosing among them can get overwhelming. When it comes down to choosing …

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4 Types of Modern Concrete Homes (Plus Costs, Pros, Cons & Siding Options)

In America, modern concrete homes are becoming very, very popular. This makes a lot of sense, especially since, according to Chemistry World Magazine, concrete is the most widely-used building material in the world. From this same 2008 issue of Chemistry World Magazine, we learned that over two-billion tons of concrete are produced every year. Keep …

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Beautiful Contemporary Concrete Dwelling Designed by NMD Nomadas

The Guaparo House designed by NMD Nomadas creates a connection between the indoor space and the surrounding environment to create a pleasing sense of harmony. It epitomizes the essence of a dwelling of the tropics where the line between inside and outside is often blurred. Creating a Sense Place Outdoors The sprawling 5,672 square foot …

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4 Types of Fiber Cement Siding for Your Home (Pros and Cons)

Picking the right type of siding for your house involves a variety of different considerations. You’ll want something that looks good and holds up to the harsh elements, but are still easy to maintain and easy on the wallet. Siding options like wood, stone, brick or stucco may look great, but they may require serious …

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Concrete Slit House by Eastern Design Office

Welcome to our gallery featuring the Slit house, a truly unique creation by Eastern Design Office in Shiga, Japan. The exterior of this house, as you may guess from the name, is defined by slits. Without exterior windows, the 105 meter wall with 60 slits surrounds the site, realizing a profoundly different approach to architecture. This conceptual sculpting by concrete slits is …

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