What Is Concrete?

Many people think concrete and cement are the same thing. They are not, although they are closely related. Concrete is a mixture of paste (Portland cement and water) and aggregates (rocks). As the cement paste dries, it hardens around the aggregates, creating concrete. For details and variations, see the Portland Cement Association web site at http://www.cement.org.

Concrete is an extremely versatile as well as strong building material. It can be finished in a variety of ways. Smooth, broom, salt, exposed and stamped are the most popular decorative finishes. We can also mix concrete in a variety of colors to match or complement your decor. Color samples can be seen at the Davis Color web site