One of the questions that comes up a lot when we redo a driveway in the Metro Detroit area is the difference between concrete and cement. Today we’d like to give you all a quick education on the two to clear up any confusion you might have.
Concrete is a material that binds crushed stone, rock, and sand while Cement is a fine powder made of limestone and minerals. Cement absorbs water and is used in concrete to hold the concrete together. So, concrete is the masonry material and cement is the ingredient in concrete that binds the crushed stones, rocks or sand. It’s as simple as that. If you wanted to make concrete, all you’d have to do is mix 1 part water, 2 parts cement and 3 parts aggregate (like crushed stone, rock, or sand). Making it is easy. It’s creating the right structure that’s hard. This is why it’s best to hire a professional for any major project involving concrete.