Posts Tagged ‘concrete paving’

Getting Ready for Halloween: To Repair or Replace Concrete?

Friday, October 13th, 2017
Getting Ready for Halloween: To Repair or Replace Concrete?

The time to repair or replace your concrete is now, before trick-or-treaters appear!

Halloween is quickly approaching, which means packs of small children roaming about your property trick-or-treating in their scariest and silliest costumes. Before you start purchasing candy and preparing for the event, consider the state of your property’s parking lot or sidewalks. Does your concrete have potholes, cracks, or other damage on the surface? The time to repair or replace your concrete is now, before trick-or-treaters appear! (more…)

The Best Summer Concrete Paving Projects

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

 

Concrete Patio

Concrete’s durability and versatility makes it ideal for numerous outdoor summer projects.

Now that summer is finally upon us, there are numerous worthwhile projects that you may be considering to enhance your outdoor areas for entertaining family and friends. Before you begin any major projects, take a moment to consider how versatile concrete structures can be in being integrated into your backyard landscapes and, when combined with its cost-efficient durability, concrete can actually be the best overall material for all large-scale summer landscape needs. (more…)

Poured vs. Precast Concrete Walls

Thursday, October 27th, 2016
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Poured concrete must be cured on site.

Precast and poured concrete have both been popular options in architectural design. In the case of precast concrete, concrete is cast into various forms and cured at a plant before being installed at a construction site. Poured concrete, on the other hand, requires pouring and curing the concrete directly at the construction area. Both techniques have their own unique advantages and disadvantages. (more…)

The Advantages of Concrete Garden Edging

Friday, October 14th, 2016
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Concrete garden edges are incredibly durable and stylish.

Concrete garden edging can give your landscape a finished, polished look. Edging involves adding a border material to your planting bed, which provides both functional and aesthetic benefits. Although available in a variety of materials, concrete is typically considered one of the best options for edging. Here are a few advantages to using concrete as your garden edging material. (more…)

Types of Decorative Concrete

Thursday, July 21st, 2016
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Stamped concrete finishes can give the appearance of other materials.

Concrete is an incredibly versatile building and paving material, but for most of concrete’s history it has been limited in style and appearance. Modern techniques and finishes, however, have given the material new life. Many people don’t realize the wide range of beautiful, trendy appearances that concrete now affords. Here are a few of the most common types of decorative concrete.

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Concrete Driveway Cracks: Causes and Solutions

Friday, May 27th, 2016
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Whether you require concrete driveway repair or asphalt maintenance, a little know how goes a long way.

While your asphalt or concrete driveway may seem virtually indestructible, you would be hard pressed to find any material that lasts forever, especially without the proper care. Whether you require concrete driveway repair or asphalt maintenance, a little know how goes a long way. Read on to learn more about why cracks form in these surfaces and how to best prevent and repair them.

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Why to Choose a Concrete Driveway

Friday, April 1st, 2016
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Concrete driveways are cost effective and durable.

When installed properly and maintained correctly, a concrete driveway adds a lot of value to your home. A concrete driveway represents a solid investment in your home’s equity and an increase to its value. A concrete driveway shows that you not only work hard, but work smart. Though the initial cost of installation is higher than that of an asphalt driveway, driveways made of concrete pay for themselves over time by increasing any home’s curb appeal, and simultaneously lowering maintenance costs and increasing the long term lifetime of your driveway. Outlined below are the many reasons it makes sense to install a concrete driveway on your property. (more…)