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How to Cure Concrete?

How to Cure Concrete?

To put it simply, the goal is to keep the concrete saturated during the first 28 days. The first 7 days after installation you should spray the slab with water 5-10 times per day, or as often as possible. Once ...

How Do Retaining Walls Work?

How Do Retaining Walls Work?

A retaining wall is a vertical structure that holds back soil to prevent erosion and create level areas in a landscape. Retaining walls can be made from a variety of materials including concrete, wood, and stone. Both the construction method ...

How Big Are Cinder Blocks?

How Big Are Cinder Blocks?

What are the dimensions of a concrete cinder block? Well, the common dimensions of cinder blocks are 8-by-8-by-16 inches. However, like most boards, their actual sizes are different from label. Most cinder blocks are smaller. How Big Are Cinder Blocks? ...

How Is Cement Measured?

How Is Cement Measured?

Calculating the volume for concrete requires using three dimensions: length times width (which is area) times the height (thickness) or l x w x h. If you are using feet as your standard unit of measurement, this formula will give ...

How to Calculate I Beam Weight?

How to Calculate I Beam Weight?

We calculate the standard weight as follows: g = l * mweight, where l is the length of the beam calculated as the difference between the extreme points of the beam body along the direction of the beam axis, taking ...

How to Reuse Concrete?

How to Reuse Concrete?

Old, unneeded concrete can be recycled and used to create recycled aggregate. In most cases, recycled aggregate will be used as a subbase material, but it can also be paired with virgin materials and reused as an aggregate in new ...

How Do Fish Ladders Work?

How Do Fish Ladders Work?

It uses a series of small dams and pools of regular length to make a long, sloping channel for fish to travel around the obstruction. The channel acts as a fixed lock to gradually step down the water level; to ...

How Deep to Cut Concrete?

How Deep to Cut Concrete?

When concrete saw cutting, aim to cut to a depth of one quarter to even one-third of the concrete slab thickness. When cutting concrete with a circular saw you don’t want to cut too shallow or else risk random cracking. ...