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Become a more well-rounded professional with these insights into life as a pro in the trades.

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Build Concrete Steps 

Learn how to build concrete steps that look fantastic and will last 100 years.

Learn More About the Science Behind Concrete

Ever wonder what concrete is really made of? Read this and find out.


How To Pour a Perfect Concrete Apron

We followed a concrete crew for the day in order to find out the process behind their black concrete aprons....


Eco-Friendly Cement Unveiled by Researchers at Western Sydney University

Concrete is essential for the construction industry, but bad for the environment. A team of researchers is working to solve...


5 Highest-Paying States for Masonry Contractors

Take a look at the five states with the highest average professional masonry contractor salaries across the U.S.

Professor Works to Reduce Concrete Construction’s Carbon Footprint

Concrete production leads to a lot of greenhouse gas and a lot of heat. A professor in Texas is working...


How To Level Concrete Slabs

If you have an uneven concrete slab, you could replace it or cover it with leveling compound. But consider grinding...

Thermomass

Are you trying to decide if your next foundation is going to be block, poured or SIP’s? Don’t make that decision until you read...


How Proper Prep Leads to Crack-Free Concrete

Good finishing techniques will make a slab look great for a while, but proper ground prep will keep it looking...


Tips for Concrete Fasteners and Masonry Screws

No matter which trade you're in, eventually you're going to tackle a project that requires fastening to bricks, blocks or...