Posted on: September 15, 2020 Posted by: Sensible Admin Comments: 0

What Areas of Tennessee Does Sensible Concrete Serve?

Sensible Concrete Works is happy to serve the East Tennessee areas of Knox, Jefferson, Cocke, Blount and Sevier counties. We are available for projects outside of this area, however this area is where we typically serve.We generally work in the commercial building industry and have concrete contracting experience that you can trust. Sensible Concrete Works is often rehired by commercial builders once a contract is signed for an initial project. Why…

Posted on: September 14, 2020 Posted by: Sensible Admin Comments: 0

What Employment Opportunities Are There Are Sensible Concrete?

We currently have these positions open: Sensible Concrete is a Drug Free Environment. We welcome your employment inquiry. Job Application ********** Job Postings: *Equipment Operator*5 plus years experience preferred. • Must be able to operate skid steer and excavator• Must be able to shoot grade and read blueprints.• CDL and ability to drive dump truck is a plus but not required.** Clean driving history is imperative.*** Smoking is not allowed…

Posted on: September 14, 2020 Posted by: Sensible Admin Comments: 0

How Long Does it Take Concrete to Get Hard?

The technical answer is somewhat surprising – concrete actually never gets finished curing and continually hardens until its molecular structure is no longer concrete. From the moment it’s created and set, concrete begins to harden and strengthen and never truly stops. The difference between this and the practical application of the question is that concrete does not hard at the same rate consistently – once it reaches its cured/finalized stage,…

Posted on: September 14, 2020 Posted by: Sensible Admin Comments: 0

How is Cement Different From Concrete?

Funny enough, the question is a bit like asking “What is the difference between cake and cake batter?” Cement is an ingredient for concrete, or rather only a certain type of cement called “Portland Cement”, along with what are called “aggregates”. Aggregates are, in layman’s terms for completing the recipe, things like sand, gravel, crusted stone, natural or distilled water, fly ash, ground “slag” (which is a byproduct of manufacturing…

Posted on: September 14, 2020 Posted by: Sensible Admin Comments: 0

Is Concrete Waterproof Or Rainproof?

Despite being such a durable and versatile substance, concrete is not naturally waterproof. As it dries and takes its form, concrete becomes porous, which means its composition has enough space between that which makes it hard that it can absorb water and begin deterioration and staining to the concrete – and that’s before any kind of cracking begins in it. There are ways of making finished concrete more resistant to…

Posted on: September 14, 2020 Posted by: Sensible Admin Comments: 0

Do Cracks in My Concrete Indicate That It’s Broken?

All concrete eventually forms visible cracks, but this will not automatically indicate a problem most of the time. Concrete will form visible cracks as a result of several conditions unrelated to its structural health – from its composite mixture (which is rock, sand and potentially other elements essentially glued together with water) drying out naturally while being cured and well after being finalized and set in place to the natural…

Posted on: September 13, 2020 Posted by: Sensible Admin Comments: 0

Are There Chemicals or Substances That Can Damage Concrete?

For all its strength and use as a literal foundation and cornerstone for much of modern construction, concrete can be damaged or corrupted by quite a few elements and responsible handling of it requires an awareness of certain delicacies concrete, as a material, has. Concrete can be damaged, superficially and structurally, by fire, water, sea water, bacteria, calcium leaching, corrupted water, chloride, sulfates, silica aggregates that react to water and…

Posted on: September 13, 2020 Posted by: Sensible Admin Comments: 0

Why is Concrete Measured By PSI?

PSI is pound-force per square inch and it is used to determine the strength of a mixture of concrete via compression. The higher the PSI number, the more the concrete can withstand compression, and essentially the stronger it is. Concrete of different types are used for different purposes in construction, generally, and have different costs and different properties that makes it so the strongest PSI concrete is not appropriate for…

Posted on: September 13, 2020 Posted by: Sensible Admin Comments: 0

Is Concrete Always Gray?

While you’re not likely to see concrete in bright green, neon red or royal blue right out of the mixer any time soon, you have certainly seen concrete of a different color than gray; either already installed in masonry or for sale at a gardening store. Concrete can take other colors that have an earth tone to them and this can begin in the cement phase – either the cement…

Posted on: September 13, 2020 Posted by: Sensible Admin Comments: 0

What is Air-Entrained Concrete?

Air-entrained concrete is a type of concrete where the mixture has been altered to essentially make it even porous than it already is. By adding a chemical admixture or by using cement that was already air-entrained beforehand, this creates finished concrete that has more small holes and voids in its composition. The air-entrained concrete may also be finished at this stage with a steel trowel that is used to smooth…