What material to choose for a driveway?

The most popular materials for a driveway include concrete (in the form of solid concrete or concrete paving blocks), clinker, stone and gravel. A key element for the durability of the driveway is an appropriate sub-base. In the vast majority of cases, it is enough to fill the ground with a suitable layer of crushed rock, gravel and sand, with 1-2° side slopes ensuring that water will not accumulate on […]

What determines the strength of concrete?

Strength is one of the most important characteristics of concrete. It is the reason why concrete works so well in various situations and is likely the most popular building material in the world. Concrete is made from a combination of cement, aggregate and water. By changing the proportion of water in favor of cement (the so-called water-cement ratio), we obtain a stronger, more durable product. This is due to the[…..]

What should you know about concrete?

It is no exaggeration to say that concrete has accompanied mankind since the dawn of time. First discovered in ancient Assyria and later improved in Rome, it has become one of the most popular building materials in the world in the 19th century following the invention of the Portland cement. One of the secrets of its success is how easy it is to prepare. In a nutshell the recipe for[…..]