5 Concrete Cutting Blades You Should Know About

Concrete cutting may seem extremely dangerous and ridiculously difficult – and you’d be right! If you start playing with concrete cutting blades and saws without knowing what you’ve just got yourself into, you may run into some potentially deadly problems: kickback, locking-in, hazardous dust, and worse… and choosing the wrong blade can be the most serious mistake of all. Continue reading 5 Concrete Cutting Blades You Should Know About

Concrete Expansion Joints – The When, Where And How?

Question: what word makes a concrete expert cringe? Answer: cracks. That’s because while the perfect driveway or path is a fine art, there’s no avoiding that it’s a material that expands and contracts along with the unavoidable fluctuations of temperature and moisture.

The solution? Concrete control joints, otherwise known as concrete expansion joints. When those slabs are poured, the strategic placing of these joints – usually clearly visible in any professionally-laid concrete – will relieve the expansion or movement stresses over the concrete’s life and hopefully avoid uncontrolled cracking. Or, in simpler terms, control joints in concrete are basically controlled cracks – on the smart concreter or concrete cutter’s terms. Continue reading Concrete Expansion Joints – The When, Where And How?