When Was Concrete Invented?

In 1300 BC, Middle Easterners used a material very much like cement as a protective coating on their fortresses. They found that dampened, burned limestone had a chemical reaction with the natural gases in the air causing it to harden. 12 million years ago in what is now known as Israel, similar reactions between limestone and oil shale were used …

The World’s First Mile of Concrete Was Paved in 1909

The first roads were of course dirt, barely more than well-worn pathways. That later gave way to roads constructed from more sturdy material like bricks and cobblestone. However, those roads were typically uneven and pretty bumpy. There was also a material used for roads called macadam that was basically stones sprayed with tar. None of the aforementioned options were very …

Create Your Own Concrete Stepping Stones with Memories

Making concrete stepping stones using your child’s handprint is an inexpensive, child-friendly and engaging activity with an end result that is one-of-a-kind. They make great grandparent gifts or you can use them to craft your own garden walkway. You can even use these unique concrete creations to record your child’s growth throughout the years – stepping stones of life, if …

Make Your Own Concrete Birdbath Out of Concrete

Did you know that with a few simple materials and absolutely no concrete experience at all, you can make a concrete birdbath? It’s true! Simply choose a protected location that is rain-free and warmer than 60 degrees Fahrenheit where you can safely leave your concrete for a week to cure. Then you will just need a heavy-duty piece of plastic …

We Are a Proud Member of the Volusia Building Industry Association

When you are determined to make your business the best it can be and to provide exceptional products and services in customer demand, it is imperative to do business with an experienced and reputable firm…a company like ACET Recycling. A statewide provider of high quality recycled concrete and asphalt products and services, ACET Recycling tirelessly serves Florida businesses, general contractors, …

ACET Recycling Is Now Hiring

At ACET Recycling, we are operating in the office and field through these precarious times to continually provide our customers with the premium ACET Recycling services to which they have grown accustomed. Unlike many other companies, ACET Recycling has been fortunate enough to be able to continue to grow and thrive throughout this challenging period, and we are pleased to …

Tired of the Gray Look? Paint Concrete to Liven Up Your Life!

From sky blue, to brick red or even iridescent lime or fluorescent pink, you can go as far as your imagination will take you, but be prepared to expend a little elbow grease because painting concrete is not like painting drywall. You almost have to think of a concrete surface as a living thing. It breathes and will absorb moisture, …

Concrete Countertops – the New Trend

Looking for a completely customizable tabletop solution? Concrete countertops are becoming popular in commercial spaces like bars and restaurants and even residential kitchens, bathrooms and recreational and outdoor entertainment areas. Owners love them because you can create your own concrete masterpiece that lends itself to your precise style and space. Choose the exact shape, size and edge. Your surface texture …

Concrete Homes Don’t Have to Be Drab

Just because your home or commercial building is constructed of concrete doesn’t mean it has to look gray and drab. Just like homes built from wood, concrete homes offer a variety of beautiful, durable and cost-effective siding options. Some of the most common types of siding for concrete construction include: Fiber cement siding, an alternative to wooden or vinyl siding, …

How Concrete Has Improved the Lives of People in Mexico.

Did you know that children living in houses with dirt floors are more prone to disease? Young children crawling and playing on dirt floors are likely to ingest a certain amount of fecal matter, which exposes them to harmful bacteria and parasites. These pathogens can cause a host of potential dangerous ailments including persistent diarrhea, which kills over 750,000 children …