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Concrete Ponds

Concrete Ponds

A Checklist for Concrete Pond Repairs

Repairing a concrete pond can seem a daunting task. However, if you know what is needed prior to performing the repair, the task will be that much easier. The following list is made up of everything you could possibly need in order to get the…
Butch
September 24, 2012
Concrete Ponds

Salt Water Corrosion Effects on Concrete

Did you know salt water was corrosive?  It is.  In fact it is a problem that engineers have been faced with for some time in regards to larger concrete structures like sea walls.  Of course sea walls are corroded by much more than salt, such…
Butch
January 14, 2008
Concrete Ponds

Choosing a Concrete Sealer

There are many types of concrete pond sealers on the market today and the biggest problem for anyone looking for one is to know how to find the best product suited for the project at hand. You can search the internet and find a huge…
Butch
January 10, 2008
Concrete Ponds

How Concrete Works

We come in contact with it every day in some shape or form. It has touched the lives of the human race since 5600 BC when ancient Serbians used it to construct huts. A thousand years ago, the pyramids of Shaanxi were constructed with a…
Butch
January 8, 2008
Concrete Ponds

Concrete Mixtures

When mixing concrete for a specific project there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, it is important to know what soil type you plan to pour your concrete into. Different soils such as sand or clay offer very different load bearing…
Butch
January 3, 2008
Concrete Ponds

Rough vs. Smooth Concrete

The surface area you apply Pond Shield to should be smooth in order to get the full coverage of each kit. The best way to explain this is to compare a ready to coat surface to that of 60-grit sandpaper. If your surface area resembles…
Butch
January 2, 2008
Concrete Ponds

How to Acid Etch a Pond

So you’re at the point where you’re about to prepare your pond for a coating. What the heck is acid etching? Acid etching is the process by which your concrete will be cleaned and prepared prior to actually applying a coating. Learning how to acid…
Butch
January 2, 2008