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concrete slab for garden office

How to prepare and lay a concrete slab for a garden office?

The base for your garden office has to be stable and level. It’s not worth cutting corners. Before you start marking out the base, you need to equip yourself with a ball of string, wooden pegs, a hammer or mallet, a spade, a wheelbarrow, a tamper, a broom, some damp-proof membrane and some polythene or

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How do you protect concrete from frost

How do you protect concrete from frost?

During extremely cold weather concrete (particularly freshly laid concrete) can be damaged by frost and ice. When temperatures dip below 3°C, the chemical reactions that strengthen concrete slow down and can lead to weaker concrete. When fresh concrete cools below 0ºC the water in the mix freezes and expands, which can cause cracking internally and blistering of the surface. It is not

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ready mixed concrete

Why does concrete crack?

Why are there cracks in my concrete? There are a number of reasons why concrete can crack. The most common is called ‘dry-shrinkage cracking’.  

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concrete or cement

What is the difference between cement and concrete?

Increasingly we hear the terms cement and concrete used interchangeably however cement is actually an ingredient of concrete. Concrete is basically a mixture of cement, sand, either 4/10mm or 4/20mm aggregate and water. Cement is the active ingredient in concrete. Through a process called hydration, the cement when combined with water hardens and binds the aggregates

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concrete for a shed base

How do I prepare and lay a concrete slab for a garden shed?

Your base has to be stable and level. It’s not worth cutting corners. Before you start marking out the base, you need to equip yourself with a ball of string, wooden pegs, a hammer or mallet, a spade, a wheelbarrow, a tamper, a broom, some damp-proof membrane and some polythene or hessian sacking. Preparing the

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