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What You Should Know About Rocks That Are Safe for Fire Pits

July 1, 2020

There’s nothing quite like a fire to bring people together. It can be a wonderful bonding experience that allows family and friends, both old and new, to join together and enjoy something that humans have experienced for thousands of years. An indoor fireplace is a wonderful gathering spot in the colder months, but an outdoor fire pit is a great option for warmer months in places that experience cooler evenings. The team at Langenfeld Masonry & Concrete has been helping our community members build the fire features of their dreams for well over a century, and when we hear about... View Article

What You Should Know About Fixing Brick Bulging

June 16, 2020

Swelling in brick walls in Racine, WI is a common issue caused by water getting into the mortar joints of the wall. It’s essentially the same way potholes form in the roads—the water gets underneath, swells behind the surface with the freezing and thawing cycles of winter and pushes up and out on the material above it. For this reason, you’re most likely to notice this problem right after the winter has passed. Here’s an overview of what you should know about fixing this problem. Locating bulging sections of your brick wall The bulging bricks should be fairly easy to... View Article

How to Pour Concrete in Hot Weather

June 2, 2020

Typically, contractors will try to avoid pouring new concrete when the air temperature is particularly hot. The hot conditions can make the concrete curing process a challenge. Concrete cures via hydration. The hotter the concrete temperature, the faster the hydration process gets, and the more internal heat gets generated. However, if it gets too hot outside, water in the concrete could be lost due to evaporation, meaning the concrete will not hydrate properly and could cure in a way that compromises its strength and structural integrity. If people pouring concrete aren’t careful, the concrete that gets poured in hot weather... View Article

Update Your Home with Creative Walkways

May 18, 2020

When it comes to decorating your home’s exterior, the sky is the limit these days. Updates and developments in techniques and materials have made it easier than ever to have a home exterior that really lets your personality shine through. It can offset your landscaping in such a way that the entire outside looks integrated and smooth in a way that you perhaps never thought possible. It’s worth exploring what creative walkway additions in Racine, WI can do for your home, and the team at Langenfeld Masonry & Concrete can implement any plan you dream up—your only limits are your... View Article

The Pros of an Asphalt Driveway

May 4, 2020

When you’re assessing the curb appeal of your home or business, there’s a lot you need to keep in mind. The layout of the buildings, the landscaping and the appearance of the exteriors are all things you’ll likely notice. However, one thing you don’t want to ever overlook is your driveway. Its health and longevity can go a long way toward keeping your home affordable and livable, so you want to make sure you’re paying it the proper attention it needs. With this in mind, the pros at Langenfeld Masonry & Concrete have put together the tips below to help... View Article

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