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Tips for Building Backyard Planters

July 20, 2021

Planting a beautiful garden is one of the best ways to brighten up any backyard. Flowers and plants offer a splash of color and new life that you just don’t get from other backyard decorations. When planting a garden, it’s important to house your plants in a secure structure. Stonewall backyard planters are easy to construct and offer the perfect place to display and protect plants of all kinds. Read on for tips on building beautiful stone planters for your backyard. Make a plan Before starting any construction project, it’s important to make a plan. That means deciding on how... View Article

Building a Backyard Fire Pit

July 6, 2021

A fire pit is an excellent addition to almost any backyard. You can gather around a fire pit with friends and family for a fun get-together. You could also relax by a fire pit with a cool drink after a hard day’s work. There are many reasons you might want to add a fire pit to your backyard! While it’s often a good idea to have a residential masonry expert build the fire pit for you, it’s possible to build one on your own. All you’ll need is the right equipment, good instructions and plenty of time to dedicate to... View Article

Make Use of Those Extra Bricks

June 23, 2021

If you have extra bricks lying around, don’t throw them away. Reuse them instead! There are plenty of amazing things you could create with extra bricks, including fire pits, waterfalls, walking paths and more. You’ll have a beautiful new addition to your yard and avoid wasting good material. Read on for plenty of ideas on what you could do with those extra bricks: Create an elegant waterfall: A brick waterfall is the perfect addition to any yard. They’re elegant and offer the perfect place for birds to congregate on a summer day. These sculptures are also relatively easy to build.... View Article

Tips for Maintaining Your Concrete This Summer

June 9, 2021

Increased temperatures could cause cracks, crumbling and other damage to your concrete surfaces. Make sure your concrete lasts long by providing it with proper care this summer. Proper summer maintenance for concrete surfaces includes routine cleaning and sealing. It’s also important to repair any cracks as soon as you spot them. Follow these and the other concrete maintenance tips listed below to help ensure your concrete surface lasts for a long time. Clean it Providing your concrete surfaces with routine cleaning will help prevent dirt buildup and the growth of mold. Simply sweep your concrete surface once every few days... View Article

Six Types of Concrete Cracks and What They Mean

May 17, 2021

Concrete is one of the most durable materials out there, which makes it a fantastic product for driveways, sidewalks, patios and all sorts of different construction projects. However, concrete isn’t perfect: It can crack and crumble for a variety of reasons, some of which are out of our control. There are six main types of concrete cracks in Racine, WI. Continue reading to learn a little bit more about each type of crack. Plastic shrinkage cracks Before concrete hardens and is in its plastic state, it’s full of moisture. When the water eventually dries up, it leaves behind large voids... View Article

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