Tag: Q&A

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It occurred to me with all the new members lurking around here it might be time to break out another question and answer post about that magnificent building material – Concrete.  In the first post: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Concrete, I was surprised at how many people had questions both about concrete in […]

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Concrete* (But Were Afraid To Ask)


In the comments on another post, I mentioned it would be nice if someone talked about concrete — that noble material of the Pax Romana — so I might sound at least slightly knowledgeable on a topic here for once. Sure, it’s not as fun a topic as Same-Sex Marriage or drug legalization, but it may also help me in Dime’s contest this year for worst poster!

A little background: I am one of the owners of a commercial and industrial concrete construction company that does work all across the southeast and as far west as Oklahoma. Yes, it’s exactly as glamorous as it sounds! Concrete is a basically a mixture of cement, aggregate, and water. Yes, cement is an ingredient of concrete, so now you know if someone refers to concrete as “cement” it is appropriate to point and laugh.