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Benefits and Uses of Interlocking Concrete Blocks

Slotting easily together without the need for mortar, interlocking concrete blocks are a straightforward, durable option ideal for temporary builds where time is of the essence and big costs need to be avoided. In this handy guide, we’ll explore what interlocking concrete blocks are, what they’re used for, and their benefits. What are interlocking concrete blocks? Interlocking concrete blocks are pre-cast with projections and depressions that allow them to fit neatly into the concrete block directly above, forming an interlocking design. This allows for easy, convenient alignment both horizontally and vertically, and they can be laid dry, without the need for…

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How To Build A Concrete Base For Dog Kennels & Runs

We want our pets to be safe, happy and comfortable. Constructing a kennel, dog run or dog bowl using concrete may, therefore, seem like an unusual choice. But this material has lots of benefits to improve the welfare of your dog and the usability of these spaces, namely concrete’s durability, stability and cleanliness. In this article, we outline how you can easily build a concrete dog kennel base, run and bowl for your pooch. What concrete to use for a dog kennel Concrete is one of the few materials a dog won’t be able to chew or dig through, and that’s…

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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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