Defines Concrete Basics for Upcoming Spring Projects

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From outlining the components of concrete mix, to concrete admixtures, to decorative concrete and more, has recently updated their content to include A to Z concrete information. The site defines concrete by breaking up the topic into seven different articles and offers a host of other resources.

There are three ingredients that make up a concrete mix. Photo: Decorative Concrete Institute.

Consumers looking for in-depth concrete information for spring projects needn’t look any further than Often underestimated, concrete can be a relatively complicated material to work with. For this reason the site has compiled a list of extensive articles defining the basics of concrete and cement.

Divided into seven articles, the site covers:
1. Components of a Basic Concrete Mix
2. Desired Properties of Concrete
3. Concrete Admixtures
4. Concrete Reinforcement: Fibers vs. Welded Wire Mesh
5. Installing Concrete
6. Concrete Mix Adjustment to Correct Placing Problems
7. Decorative Concrete

Used correctly, concrete is the ideal material for residential projects including driveways, patios, walkways, pool decks, foundations, countertops and more. Concrete is durable and strong enough to withstand the harshest of climates. It is also an extremely versatile material, fully customizable with forms, colors, textures and many other decorative concrete techniques.

For more information on other popular concrete topics including pricing, decorative applications and a free online concrete calculator, visit

Established in 1999, The Concrete Network’s purpose is to educate consumers, builders, and contractors on popular decorative techniques and applications. These include stamped concrete, stained concrete floors, concrete countertops, polished concrete, and much more. Over 11 million people visited in 2009 to research, get ideas and to find a contractor.

The site excels at connecting buyers with local contractors in their area through its Find a Concrete Contractor service. The service provides visitors with a list of decorative concrete contractors throughout the U.S. and Canada, and is fully searchable by more than 20 types of decorative concrete work in over 200 regional areas throughout North America.

Article photo courtesy of Decorative Concrete Institute in Temple, GA. Attached photo courtesy of


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