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How to Choose the Right Shed Base

If you’ve decided to build a shed on your property, you’ll likely have a firm idea of what you want to use it for: an office space, storage for tools and equipment, perhaps a workshop. However, one important aspect of a shed that might be overlooked or underappreciated by those without specialist knowledge is the base. In this piece, the team at Neil Sullivan & Sons are going to provide all you need to know about choosing the right shed base. Concrete base For larger garden sheds, a concrete base is highly recommended, thanks to its stronger base. However, like all…

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How to Cure Concrete

Concrete is a strong, sturdy and reliable material, but in order for it to achieve said strength and reliability, the process of curing must be respected. For those undertaking their first concrete project, curing might be somewhat confusing, which is why the team at Neil Sullivan & Sons have created this guide. What is concrete curing? The curing of concrete is a process in where the rate of moisture loss from concrete is controlled and managed. Concrete curing often takes place after it has been poured into place, but it can happen during the manufacture of certain products in some circumstances….

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Benefits of Volumetric Concrete

When ordering concrete, there are plenty of things that you need to consider, not least the type of concrete you actually need. For the uninitiated, it can be confusing to work out what type of concrete works best for you; ready mix and volumetric concrete offer their own benefits and work better for different applications. In this piece, we’re going to look at the benefits of volumetric concrete. Advantages of Volumetric Concrete One of the main benefits of volumetric concrete is that you’re guaranteed to have the right amount of concrete delivered to you. This means there’s no risk of over…

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What Makes Concrete Cheaper?

Cost is at the forefront of our minds in almost everything we do. Whether it’s a contractor trying to budget for a big construction project or a homeowner trying to save a little on a DIY job, building projects can get pricey. As one of the most popular and useful building materials on the planet, concrete is sure to factor in to your project sooner or later. If you’re in the market for concrete, then price has probably crossed your mind – but what can make concrete cheaper? In this article, we’re looking at concrete costs and what might affect them….

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Why is Concrete So Strong?

Concrete is a fantastic material that is used worldwide to create some of the most impressive, strong and long lasting structures. Suitable for a whole range of constructions, including pavements, houses, skyscrapers, dams and bridges, the strength of concrete very rarely fails to hold up. With concrete being so integral to our society, this month we’re looking into the question: why is concrete so strong? The production The most simple answer comes down to the production process: concrete is produced when a paste of portland cement and water is mixed with both small and large aggregates. When the paste and aggregates…

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