Concrete

Basic information on concrete by Les Kenny What is concrete? Concrete is a mixture of cement, sand, gravel and water. More info » What is cement? Cement is a powdery type substance made from a mixture of earths materials such as limestone and shale, which is sintered (cause to become solid mass by heating without … Read more

How to mix concrete

Safety Tip: Be careful when you mix concrete as prolonged contact with fresh concrete will burn your skin. Wear safety goggles, gloves, rubber boots and long sleeves when working with concrete. Ways to mix concrete Small amounts of concrete can be easily mixed in a wheelbarrow with a spade but larger amounts might require a … Read more

What is cement

What is cement and how is it made? Cement is a fine, soft, powdery-type substance. It is made from a mixture of elements that are found in natural materials such as limestone, clay, sand and/or shale. When cement is mixed with water, it can bind sand and gravel into a hard, solid mass called concrete. … Read more