When And Where To Use Fibrecrete

Fibrecrete is a modern concrete based solution that has a range of practical construction uses. For example, fibrecrete boards are commonly used for the backing of tile surfaces. It can be attached to studs or directly over drywall to provide a backing that is much more durable than drywall or plaster. But fibercrete can also be a very stylish finish material. It is becoming more and more common on decks, roofs, siding, and interiors. [Read More]

Understanding Plastic Shrinkage And Drying Shrinkage in Concrete

Most people don't think of concrete as a material that shrinks, but it can contract by very small amounts as it hardens and dries. So when a freshly poured concrete surface suffers cracks due to uncontrolled shrinkage, it's a problem that often catches contractors and their customers off guard. Uncontrolled shrinkage usually comes in the form of either plastic shrinkage or drying shrinkage. While both terms sound similar, there are some key differences to consider. [Read More]