15 Nov

Three Areas of Your Property That Benefit from New Concrete

Step outside and take a look around your property. Notice all the concrete around your house or building. Is it aesthetically pleasing, or are there chips, cracks, or uneven patches? If you don’t like what you see, it may be a great time to get new concrete. Here are three areas that might need some attention.

Driveway

Parking your car on a driveway with bad concrete can be a real hassle. Very large holes can damage the undercarriage of your car and cause excess wear on your tires. Cracks expand and contract as the outside temperature changes, which can lead to even worse cracks. New concrete can help you avoid these problems. And, when the concrete work is done correctly, you won’t have to worry about cracks due to weather. 

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15 Oct

Three Ways to Use Concrete Pavers

Are you looking for an interesting way to make your landscape unique? Instead of replacing broken concrete sidewalks, paths, and driveways with plain concrete, you should consider concrete pavers. Concrete pavers are slabs of concrete that can be one of a range of colors, and they can have designs carved into the surface. Here are three ways you can use these unique concrete pavers.

Patios

Patios are a great way to make use of concrete pavers. You can install them on the walk from your door to the patio or gazebo and place concrete pavers around and in the area. The concrete pavers can make a design, or the colors of the concrete pavers can compliment your home, gazebo, or covered patio.

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15 Sep

Preparing Your Driveway for Winter

It is no secret that winter is very hard on concrete, asphalt, and other driveway materials. If you want to avoid costly repairs in Spring and Summer, you will want to prepare your driveway for the winter months. Here are some ways that you can prepare your driveway for winter so that you can avoid future costly repairs.

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Repair Your Driveway

If your driveway has cracks or holes, you will want to get those repaired before the cold months hit. Cracks and holes can fill with water and freeze, causing the concrete or asphalt to continue to crack under pressure. Small cracks and holes that seem like a minor nuisance can quickly become pitfalls for your vehicle that can cause problems with tires and alignment. Repair these minor problems while the weather is still warm.

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15 Aug

Three Uses for a Concrete Patio

Does your backyard have potential, but see little action? There could be a very easy solution. You might want to consider adding a concrete patio to your backyard, particularly if you have a backdoor. A concrete patio can do a lot for your backyard. If you have dreams in mind of barbeque grills and running children, a concrete patio is one way to jumpstart making it a reality. Here are five uses for a concrete patio in your backyard.

Grill Surface

You can put a grill in the grass or dirt, but it might make the grill uneven and cause the meat to cook unevenly as well. Having a grill in the grass or dirt can also make it a pain to grill when the ground is wet. A concrete patio gives you a clean and level place to use your grill in any season.

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15 Jul

Asphalt or Concrete? Choosing Your New Driveway

When it is time to refinish your driveway, you might be wondering if you should go with asphalt or concrete. If your driveway is pre-existing, you might be tempted to go with what is already there, yet there are some definite advantages and disadvantages to both asphalt and concrete. Here’s what you need to know to make your decision.

Composition

Asphalt and concrete both consist of rocks and sand. The difference lies in the binder. With asphalt, the binder is tar and oil. With concrete, the binder is cement. These two different binders are what makes the two types of driveways so very different in appearance and durability.

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15 Jun

Three Reasons Not to Put Off Replacing Your Driveway

Replacing your driveway may not be high on your list of priorities. Often, people let the outside of their home slide in favor of making sure that the home is safe and comfortable, yet it is important that you maintain your driveway for a number of reasons. Here’s why you shouldn’t be putting it off.

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Weather Causes More Damage

If you have pits, holes, or severe cracks in your driveway, the weather can worsen these problems. Summer can sometimes be a very wet season, and the more rain and hail that hit your driveway, the more likely it will be that additional damage will be caused. In addition, the summer heat itself can cause concrete or asphalt to expand, making cracks and holes more prominent.

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15 May

3 Ways to Use Pavers to Enhance Your Home

Concrete pavers are actually very versatile. You can get concrete pavers in a variety of colors, shades, and patterns. With concrete pavers, you can add unique designs and patterns to your landscaping such as sidewalks, patios, and driveways. Here are three ways you can use decorative concrete pavers to enhance your home.

Driveways

Who says your driveway has to be boring and merely functional? You can add a lot of pizzazz to your home by laying decorative concrete pavers for your driveway. Concrete pavers are especially well suited for curved driveways, or homes that have a turnabout in front of the house. Pavers can be made to order with the designs, colors, and shapes of your choosing, making them excellent for all types of driveways.

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15 Apr

Transform Your Walkways with Custom Concrete Work

One of the most simple and unique ways that you can beautify your home is through custom concrete work. You can have custom concrete walkways, a driveway, or patios. There are several different ways that we can help you add unique beauty and symmetry to your home’s outdoor spaces.

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Decorated Concrete

Stamped or stenciled concrete is one way that you can add patterns and unique symbols to your walkways. With stamped concrete walkways, the concrete is stamped with a pattern before it is fully dried. With stenciled concrete, designs are stenciled into the concrete while it is still wet. Both methods are great if you want a specific design for your walkways.

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30 Mar

Signs You Need to Upgrade Your Parking Area

If you have a business of any kind, you probably have a parking lot or parking area for your employees and customers. When you are running your business, you might not think too often about the parking area that your workers and clients are using. The parking area is an important part of your business location, and should be kept in good condition for a variety of reasons.

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Cracks and Trip Hazards

Cracks in the parking lot pavement can lead to trip hazards, especially after the cold winter months wreak havoc on the existing cracks and turn them into craters. If someone is injured walking across your parking lot, you can be held liable for their injuries. In order to protect your employees, customers, and your business, it is important that your parking area is completely safe. Cracks or holes should be repaired at minimum, although a lot of cracks and holes usually requires replacement of the asphalt.

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15 Mar

Why You Should Repair Your Driveway This Spring

Spring is a great time of year for a number of construction projects, and repairing or replacing your driveway is no exception. Your driveway needs to be in top condition, especially when the heat of summer and the cold of next winter come to pass. Extreme temperatures can greatly affect the concrete or asphalt of your driveway, and repairing during the spring months is generally recommended.

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When You Need Repair or Replacement

The winter months are hard on a driveway. If you started with any mild cracks in your driveway, chances are after the precipitation and cold weather of the winter months those cracks have become large crevices. As water seeps into the concrete or asphalt and freezes, it expands, causing the driveway to buckle and cracks to become quite large.

In some cases, your driveway can be repaired from such cracks. If the cracks have become holes and the structure of the driveway is compromised, you may need a replacement. Repairing or replacing your driveway during the spring months offers the best weather for the job.

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