Everything concrete about concrete
John M. Russell Construction Company brings 40+ years of experience to the table when dealing with the construction process. Below are some great articles and resources to inform you, assist you along the way, and leave you with the knowledge you will need to properly care for your new concrete.
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It's not just for sidewalks; concrete is a stylish choice for indoor floors. Its surface can be finished in various ways—with colors, stains, and aggregates—and given a textured surface or buffed until glassy. Concrete floors are extremely durable and easy to clean, and they resist water when properly sealed... more
Whether you gravitate towards a modern exterior style or one that’s more rooted in the past, concrete is an excellent material choice. Because concrete is so versatile it can be used for paving, outdoor counters, fire pits and even patio furniture. When it comes to color and texture choices, the options abound. Use the... more
A wide variety of concrete methods and products give you the techniques to create both beauty and function in ways that improve the impact of buildings on the environment. Sustainable development is about balancing human needs with the earth’s capacity to meet them. Concrete offers a wide range... more
Both rough and refined, board-formed concrete plays an important role in architecturally significant buildings and residential interiors. It can warm up stark modern interiors and provide a cool contrast to warm woods. Made by pouring wet concrete in a temporary board frame, or mold... more
A common adage is that there are two guarantees with concrete. One, it will get hard and two, it will crack. Cracking is a frequent cause of complaints in the concrete industry. The Concrete Foundations Association has produced a new flyer to help contractors educate their customers... more
Concrete Foundations Association of North America - www.cfawalls.org
If your idea of a concrete home is a building that resembles a battlefield bunker, it's time to reconsider. Most concrete homes look the same as conventional wood-frame homes these days, but there's a lot more to them than meets the eye. Concrete houses are constructed with a variety of methods.... more
Owners of newly installed concrete are often told by their contractors to seal the concrete. What they usually aren’t told are the basics, such as why they should seal it, the best product to use, how to apply it, and suitable applications. Answers to these questions aren’t easy to come by when you shop for sealers at a... more
Cleaning your concrete periodically and keeping it sealed with the right concrete sealers are the key components of any good maintenance program. How often you clean and reseal will largely depend on the conditions the concrete is exposed to, especially weather extremes, sunlight intensity and the... more