Q1. Can you pour concrete in the winter or any season?
A: Yes. Concrete can be poured all year-round, give or take spells of extreme rain or extreme heat. Still, the more reliable seasons are Spring or Fall when temperatures are mild. Outside of these months additional tools like tents or tarps may be used to protect the concrete pour.
Q2. What are the different types of concrete finishes?
A: Broom finish, exposed aggregate, trowel, stained and stamped.
Q3. Do I need to be the owner of the property to have concrete poured at my residence?
A: Yes, only the property owner may hire HXB and agree to services at their property.
Q4. Does concrete crack?
A: Concrete cracks are very common, and some are even inevitable. It is normal to expect some amount of cracking on every project.
Q5. What is the difference between concrete and cement?
A: Concrete is the name of the gray, gritty building material used in construction and cement is a dry powder mixture that is one of the main ingredients in concrete.
Q6. How long does it take for concrete to cure?
A: Concrete increases in strength very quickly for a period of 3-7 days. By 7 days, concrete should be at least 70% of its full strength. By 30 days it should be fully cured.