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Signs You Need to Repair Your Home’s Foundation

February 7, 2020

As a home ages, it becomes more likely to have structural issues to confront, including potential damage to or weakening of the foundation. By making foundation repairs early, before they become a significant problem, you can spare some major damage to your home and avoid some exorbitant repair costs. But how do you know when you’re starting to have issues with your home’s foundation that necessitate some repair work? Here’s a quick overview of some of the most common signs you’re having issues with your home foundation in Racine, WI: Problems with doors and windows: Have you noticed your doors... View Article

Laying Bricks in Cold Weather

February 4, 2020

Moments after a masonry expert begins laying bricks in Racine, WI in the dead of winter, the curing process begins. Under ideal conditions, the mortar that holds the brick together will stay hydrated long enough for the bricks it keeps in place to bond properly. When the temperature falls below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, however, the mortar that acts as glue during a bricklaying job begins to freeze. That’s when the problems start. If you’re about to take on the task of laying bricks during the winter, here are some things to keep mind to make sure you get the job... View Article

Tips for Curing Concrete in Cold Weather

January 21, 2020

Most concrete contractors prefer to avoid putting down exterior concrete during the winter because, once the temperature dips below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, projects take on a whole new level of challenge. If done improperly, cold weather concrete in Racine, WI can come out vulnerable and weak. In our neck of the woods, however, low temperatures are a fact of life. As a result, so are cold weather concrete jobs. Not to worry, with a little education, you can turn your cold weather concrete job into a total success. Why is it a problem to cure concrete when it’s cold? Without... View Article

Stamped Concrete: Its Advantages and Disadvantages

December 24, 2019

Over the last few years, more and more homeowners and business owners throughout the area have begun to wake up to the possibilities of stamped concrete in Racine, WI. When you’re in the market for an update to your home’s decor, this fascinating building material offers several benefits that could make it the perfect material for you. That said, though reliable, stamped concrete isn’t perfect for every building situation. Here are some notable pros and cons of stamped concrete that may help you decide if it’s right for you. Pick your style The chief benefit of stamped concrete is its... View Article

A Helpful Guide to Protecting Your Chimney from Weather

December 10, 2019

For most people, the chimney in their home has a basic function—that is, to keep smoke from filling the house and suffocating everyone in reach. However, there’s more to the importance of a chimney than just its use as a smokestack. When your chimney isn’t working up to its potential, not only will you have issues with smoke filling your home, but you’ll also have trouble keeping fires lit. Most chimneys look as sturdy as the foundation of your home, but these ever-important pipelines into your home are constantly battered by wind, rain and snow. You may not give it... View Article

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