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How to Choose the Best Concrete Contractor in London

If your project requires the assistance of a concrete contractor, then you need to be sure you’ve chosen the right one. A lot of time, money and effort is at stake with construction projects, and a sub-par contractor can be the difference between a smooth, successful project and one that suffers from hindrances, delays and even failure. In this article, the team at iMix are going to guide you through the process of choosing the right concrete contractor for your requirements.   Do your research Research is crucial to choosing the right concrete contractor. Draw up a list of the contractors…

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How to Build Wooden Concrete Forms

Building concrete forms might sound complicated on the face of it, but it’s actually very simple. They’re ideal for use as part of foundations for a variety of structures, from sheds to gazebos, and in this article, we’re going to talk you through how you need to lay your wooden concrete forms. Step 1: Prepare the site Site preparation is crucial to the success of any construction project and this one is no different. Firstly, it’s important to check with your local authority to see if you have the requisite permission to undertake a construction project on your site. It’s also…

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How to Lay Rebar for Concrete

Concrete is known for its durability and resilience, but it isn’t infallible. One problem that can occur with concrete is cracking, and when that happens, it can pose structural issues for the concrete, as well as having a detrimental effect on its appearance. In this article, we’re going to look at the process of laying a rebar for your concrete and how that can help. How much rebar do you need? Rebar is placed in increments of one foot, and they’re placed one foot apart. This means that you need to think of the wider picture when laying your rebar. As…

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Rebar vs Wire Mesh – What Is the Difference

Reinforcing Concrete For building projects involving concrete there are two key ways to undertake reinforcements to create an even more durable result. Whether you are creating walls and other structures, roads, bridges or smaller domestic projects you will have the option of choosing to use either rebar or steel mesh. Both products provide significant reinforcement and have long-lasting benefits, so let’s take a look at how these two methods can make a tough product such as concrete even more robust. Rebar Rebar is perfect for concrete slabs and blocks of one foot or more and can be placed flat or stand…

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Drum/Barrel Mixer vs Volumetric Mixer

There are significant differences between drum/barrel mixers and volumetric mixers. A barrel mixer delivers ready-mix concrete to your build while a volumetric mixer is used when the mix is going to be made on site. Both have their specific advantages depending on your needs and the project at hand. To help you decide which sort of mixer is right for your build, we’ve put together a list of the various benefits of each type of machine. Volumetric mixers Only pay for what you use: One of the main advantages of a volumetric mixer is that it’s highly cost-effective. You only pay…

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