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Factors to Consider When Using Concrete in Freezing Temperatures

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The cold winter weather will be with us for a few months longer, so if you plan to be working with concrete at all this season, you’ll have the extra pressure of freezing temperatures to contend with. Although this can prove difficult for any commercial or domestic project, there are some steps you can take … Continue reading

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Can you Pour Concrete in the Rain?

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Rain is part and parcel of life in the UK, there’s no getting around it. Sometimes there’s nothing left to do but drop what we’re doing and just wait for it to pass. If you’re in the middle of some construction work – finally getting through the DIY that’s been piling up – the last … Continue reading

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Concrete Pumps: Types and Applications

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Concrete pumps are used to transfer liquid concrete to a construction site and play an important role in any construction project. There are three main types of concrete pumps: Boom pumps. Trailer/stationary pumps. Specialised usage pumps. EKA Concrete are here to fill you in on the differences and main uses for each of these types … Continue reading

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Types of Concrete: Strengths and Applications

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No matter what project you’re undertaking, getting the right type of concrete is essential. Whether it’s large scale construction or a domestic build, EKA Concrete can help you decide what type of concrete you should be looking out for. Here’s a handy guide to the different types of concrete available and what they are used … Continue reading

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The Problems with Poor Quality Concrete

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Depending on where we live, we can be surrounded by concrete. Its strength is often taken for granted until we read a newspaper headline lamenting the tragic collapse of a building. Although more common in the Third World, concrete failures can occur in any country. In 2013 work on the Ping’An Finance Centre in Shenzhen, … Continue reading

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5 Top tips for maintaining your concrete driveway

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Concrete driveways are often favoured because they not only offer a sturdy and long-lasting parking solution, but they require very little maintenance to keep them looking their best. That said, to ensure they remain looking their best for years to come, it is advisable to carry out a little light maintenance every now and again. … Continue reading

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Concrete Flooring is a Favourite for 2016

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Most people wouldn’t consider leaving bare concrete on display in their homes. Its cold, hard and uncomfortable surfaces do nothing to enhance the comfort of a home, and the dull, grey colour is generally unappealing. Not only that, but concrete is not an environmentally friendly material and if you change your mind, it’s not easy … Continue reading

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Foam Concrete: Applications & Advantages

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What is foamed concrete? Foamed concrete is quite simply mortar with lots of air bubbles in. In fact it is not actually concrete at all and contains no aggregates, so does not offer the same characteristics. The air content is generally between 50% and 75% by volume which makes it a very lightweight and easily … Continue reading

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Top Tips for protecting and maintaining concrete

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  Concrete is a robust and durable building material, often chosen for it’s long lasting, minimal maintenance qualities. But, in reality, no material is completely maintenance-free. To preserve the life and appearance of your concrete, whether it’s a domestic driveway, decorative concrete floor or even concrete work surfaces, we recommend you follow our top tips! … Continue reading

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Concrete Construction: The Baltimore Tower

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The Baltimore Tower, due to be completed in mid-2016, will be an outstanding piece of concrete architecture. It will house 330 meticulously proportioned residential apartments and penthouses, with wrap-around balconies, each set a few degrees apart to create a distinctive curve to the building. At 492 ft, the £200 million hotel-style complex will be Canary … Continue reading

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