15 Jan

Your Concrete or Asphalt Driveway Inspected. When?

Concrete or Asphalt Driveway Inspected

Concrete and asphalt driveways are the most common types of driveways in the area. While both concrete and asphalt are durable and low maintenance as a general rule, there are some instances in which cracks and pits can occur. It is a good idea to have your concrete or asphalt driveway inspected by a professional to determine if repair or replacement is best for your driveway. 

Concrete or Asphalt Driveway Inspected

Cracks or Pits

If you have cracks or pits in your concrete or asphalt driveway, they should be repaired as soon as possible. Cracks in concrete are really not a hazard for the most part, although they can be unsightly. However, cracks or pits in asphalt can lead to further potholes in the driveway if left untreated or unrepaired. If you are noticing any kind of cracking or potholes in your driveway, no matter how small, you should have it inspected by a professional to see what, if anything, needs to be done.

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15 Nov

Your Property will Benefit from New Concrete

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.

Three Areas of Your Property That Benefit from New Concrete

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

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. These 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 them.

Three Ways to Use 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 them around and in the area. They can make a design, or their colors can compliment your home, gazebo, or covered patio.

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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. It can do a lot for your backyard. If you have dreams in mind of barbeque grills and running children, this is one way to jumpstart making it a reality. Here are five uses for a concrete patio in your backyard.

Concrete Patio

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 May

3 Ways to Use Pavers to Enhance Your Home

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.

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

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.

Transform Your Walkways with Custom Concrete Work

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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10 May

Concrete can Transform Your Outdoor Space

 Transform Your Outdoor Space for Summer

Transform Your Outdoor Space for Summer

Your backyard isn’t there to just stare at; it’s there to decorate, build upon, and expand to create a beautiful and useful outdoor space. Whatever you intend to do to capitalize on your backyard space this summer, you will need a solid concrete foundation to begin.

Why Choose Concrete?

Concrete is extremely strong and durable, yet also compact and non-porous. It is also low-maintenance while still performing its job day after day, year after year. Concrete is even naturally fire resistant, with excellent thermal mass to reduce dramatic temperature changes. Best of all, concrete is more affordable than most other building materials! Read More

20 Jan

Revitalize Your Home’s Exterior with Concrete

Revitalize Your Home's Exterior

Revitalize Your Home’s Exterior

As a strong and durable material, concrete is an excellent choice when you are contemplating how to improve the exterior appearance of your home. It offers a wide range of perks, including being compact, non-porous, low-maintenance, fire resistant, and affordable. Just look at the Coliseum, which was constructed of concrete more than 1,500 years ago and is still standing today! When it comes to the revitalization of the surfaces around your home, look no further than concrete.      Read More

20 Jul

Replacing Your Front Steps: What You Need to Know

Replacing Your Front Steps: What You Need to Know

Replacing Your Front Steps: What You Need to Know

Have you looked closely at your concrete front steps recently? When you do, you may find that they are in desperate need of replacement. Though concrete is an impressively strong and durable material, concrete steps can’t last forever. This guide to replacing your front steps will help you preserve the aesthetic appeal of your home.

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20 Dec

Concrete Will Play a Leading Role New Year’s Eve

How Concrete Will Play a Leading Role in New Year's Eve 2022

How Concrete Will Play a Leading Role in New Year’s Eve 2022

As New Year’s Eve approaches, concrete will play a leading role as cities planned how to keep large crowds of revelers safe. Moscow, London, New York City, and many other popular locations were protected not just with armed police patrols, but also with blocks.

Berlin Attack Leaves the World in Fear

When a large tractor trailer drove full speed into a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany in December, the entire world was left in shock at yet another terror attack that major intelligence agencies and border control agencies failed to recognize and prevent. The same tactic was used in France to kill unsuspecting and innocent people celebrating Bastille Day on Nice’s seafront promenade. Now, after two awful tragedies in Europe, cities around the world are preparing for the worst to keep New Year’s crowds safe from any such attack efforts.

There isn’t much that can stop a truck driving full speed ahead, but concrete comes close thanks to its incredible durability and strength. It is for this reason that cities like Moscow, London, and New York City are all placing concrete barriers as extra security measures around the perimeters of large crowd gatherings.

As Mayor Khan of London explained, “Our police and security services do an amazing job learning the lessons from some horrific incidents in other cities around the world. We adapt to make sure we preserve our way of life but keep our citizens and those visiting safe. We’ve got to make sure we don’t allow terrorists or people who want to destroy our way of life to stop us enjoying what’s going to be a great night.”

The Strength of Concrete

Concrete is so useful for these types of security measures because it is affordable yet strong. Over the last 40 years, experts have developed specific high strength concrete that has been used in Seattle, Washington to build with a compressive strength of 19,000 psi. It is fortunate that security teams in cities around the world can utilize this type of concrete to prevent horrible terror attacks during holiday festivities.