Design Ideas for Exposed Concrete Pool Decks

Aggregate concrete features a variety of rocks, stones and pebbles embedded into the concrete. This type of concrete is especially ideal for around pools because, in addition to being aesthetically pleasing, it is also relatively slip-resistant, which is ideal for this type of environment. If you're thinking about putting exposed aggregate around the pool, you may want to integrate some of the following design ideas. Combine Smooth and Rough Concrete You don't just have to have exposed concrete around your pool. [Read More]

How to Avoid and Troubleshoot Blockages When Using a Concrete Pump

When you're using a concrete pump, you want the concrete mix to move smoothly through your setup, but unfortunately, that doesn't always happen. If you're experiencing slow movement or unwanted blockages, you may have one of the following issues. These troubleshooting tips can help you find the best solution. 1. Check the Mixture Look at the mixture and make sure that you're putting in the right amount of concrete mix and water. [Read More]

Commercial Concrete Pumps: Know Your Options

A range of projects on your commercial property such as the pouring of concrete for parking lots, retaining walls and foundations will involve concrete pumping. Concrete pumping is faster, cost-effective and more convenient than the traditional methods of pouring concrete involving many manual labourers. However, for your commercial concrete pumping project to be successful, you have to invest in the right concrete pumping technique. The two major types of concrete pumps you will come across are ground line pumps and boom pumps. [Read More]

Tips to Keep Your Concrete Driveway in Tiptop Shape and Minimise Repair Issues

Concrete driveways are a common feature in most Australian homes thanks to the remarkable strength and durability of concrete as a paving material. Despite having these commendable qualities, concrete driveways are not entirely indestructible. Over time, these driveways can get damaged because of constantly being subjected to harsh weather elements as well as the extremes of normal use.  To minimise repair issues that may arise down the road and prolong the lifespan of concrete driveways, homeowners are expected to have a preventative maintenance program. [Read More]