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The Importance of Hiring a Licensed Contractor for Your Concrete

January 12, 2022

Any time you hire a contractor to take on any kind of work at your home (including concrete work), it is important to make sure they are licensed for the kind of work they will be performing. While it can be tempting to try to do the work yourself to save quite a bit of money up front, there are many more reasons why relying on professionals is the better way to go if you care about quality, long-lasting work. Here are just a few examples of some of the biggest benefits associated with working with licensed contractors: Experience and... View Article

What Should You Know About Pouring Concrete in Cold Weather?

December 29, 2021

Most concrete work is done between April and October, and there’s a reason for this—concrete doesn’t exactly enjoy cold weather. Cold weather for the purposes of concrete installation is any time the air temperature falls below 40°F. Low temperatures can result in challenges with concrete curing, as well as lead to potential cracking or strength issues. If you’re set on pouring concrete in cold weather, the good news is there are still ways you can complete the job with reliable, high-quality results—it just takes some additional precautions. Here are a few examples of some of the steps you must take... View Article

Can a Snowblower Damage a Concrete Driveway?

December 15, 2021

When the snow really starts to pile up, you may be thanking your lucky stars for your snowblower. But wait—can a snowblower damage a concrete driveway? Because if your snowblower damages your driveway, you may be cursing those same stars instead. The short answer is yes, a snowblower can damage your driveway. The long answer is that you can avoid snowblower damage if you know which type of snowblower to use and how to properly use it. Read on for some more information about snowblowers and how to avoid snowblower damage to your concrete driveway. Different types of snowblowers There... View Article

How Can You Tell if Winter Weather Has Damaged Your Concrete?

December 1, 2021

Concrete is one of the hardest, most durable building materials there is, but it’s still susceptible to damage from the elements. This is especially true in the cold winter months, when the ice, snow and generally harsh conditions build up and affect even the most durable of materials. While it may not be the first thing you look for considering how durable concrete usually is, there are signs that indicate winter concrete damage. Read on for more information on winter concrete damage to discover how to tell if winter weather has damaged your concrete. Freezing and thawing cycles Extreme cold... View Article

Can You Lay Bricks in the Winter?

November 24, 2021

We often get calls this time of year from customers asking whether we can perform brickwork for them in the winter months. Many of them assume that freezing temperatures, sleet and snow prevent us from working. These homeowners are only half correct in their assumptions. Laying brickwork in winter isn’t ideal, but it is still possible for the most part. This post will teach you everything you need to know about our duties in the winter months. How winter affects bricklaying Winter takes a toll on many aspects of the bricklaying process. These are a few of the things we... View Article

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