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How Much Concrete Do I Need?

To make an accurate estimate of the amount of concrete needed for a project, you must know the size of the area you are pouring. This is usually done by measuring the width and length of the area to be filled. Then, multiply the width and length by ten to get the total square footage. …

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Can You Lay Concrete In the Rain?

There are several factors to consider before you can lay concrete in the rain. The first is the weather forecast. It is important to know the expected rainfall so you can adjust your schedule accordingly. Although the weather forecast is never 100% accurate, the heavy rains can damage the concrete. You can also prepare your …

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History of Concrete and Future Uses

While the basic ingredient of cement is limestone, it has been used for millennia. The oldest limestone structure was built in Gobekli Tepe, Turkey, by prehistoric people. In the 18th century, Bedouin traders and Nabataeans used it to build a small empire. Their work is still evident today; some of their underground cisterns are still …

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