You know the drill: When you make concrete, it’s the hardest stuff you’ll ever work with.
That’s because it’s so darn hard.
And while that might be true of the job itself, it also means it’s also a lot of work.
There are tons of different concrete molds that can be used to build your own concrete, and the amount of work required varies depending on what kind of concrete you’re working with.
And that’s a big reason why concrete mixer contractors aren’t as common as they should be.
“We’re working on concrete that’s actually a lot more difficult than the typical concrete mixer,” says Bill Stover, owner of Stover Concrete and Iron.
The best concrete mends your concrete work, but there are a ton of other molds you can use to get your work done.
“I think that’s probably the best thing that we can do is to take our experience, our experience as a contractor, and go out and find a variety of molds and a variety, a variety that’s going to make concrete work easier for us,” Stover says.
That process can be complicated, though, so Stover and his colleagues at the Stover Group specialize in finding the right concrete mixer.
You’ll need a concrete mixer to do this, and they have a ton on hand, but not every concrete mixer needs to be able to handle everything that’s thrown at it.
And some molds aren’t ideal for a concrete work.
“You’re looking for one or two molds where you can have a good mix in the right way,” Stove says.
The problem is, you have to get to those molds, and you have lots of work to do.
But Stover recommends getting into the habit of making sure that your concrete mitts are sturdy and will be able hold up to the amount that you’re going to be using.
That way, if you have a problem, you won’t have to spend hours and hours of your day dealing with that problem.
Stover has worked with concrete moths before, and he says they’re a good way to learn how to work with the concrete mixtures that come out of the kitchen.
“When I work with concrete, I’ll get the moths out and put them on the concrete, then I’ll walk around with a mitt and put a lot on it, so that I can see what kind the molds are, what kind they’re going through, and what’s going on in them,” he says.
He’s also got some ideas for other moths to look out for, too.
“If I’m making concrete in the garage, and I want to make some kind of mold to work on it and then put that mold on the outside of the house, that’s the kind of thing that’s hard to do,” he explains.
He also recommends taking a step back and figuring out which molds might be the best for what you’re doing.
If you’re making a batch of concrete, you might be better off making your own molds rather than trying to use the one that came with your concrete mixer, which could be harder to work.
That can help you save money, but it also makes it more difficult to keep track of which moths are actually working properly.
It’s also worth taking a closer look at the mold you’re using.
“One of the things that I do with the mites is I’m really careful about which mites I use, so I don’t want to use one that’s got a big hole in it,” he adds.
That means using a smaller mold, or a bigger mold that’s not going to hold as much water and air.
Stove has also found that it’s better to use a mite that is going to work well with the specific mold you’re trying to work into your concrete.
“It may be that the smaller one is going be easier for you, but if the smaller mite is going, the mold is going too far out to the side and you’re not going through it enough,” he tells us.
So it’s important to be aware of which mold you choose.
For example, Stover prefers to make his concrete mikes with a small mold that has enough room for the mits to work out.
But if you’re mixing your concrete with a big mold, that can lead to molding problems later on, so he says it’s best to stick to a mold that is more comfortable for your concrete mix.
“Because it’s a lot easier to get the mold right and it’s more consistent, it tends to work better,” he notes.
“The bigger the mold, the less it can move around, so it tends not to have a lot to do with what type of mite you use.”
You can also get a better idea of how much water you’re pouring into the miter,