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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

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

When Is a Good Time to Repair Cracks in Concrete?

September 15, 2021

Have you noticed cracks in your concrete pavement? You’re probably wondering whether it’s too late to repair them this year, or if you’ll need to wait until spring. Generally, concrete crack repair is best done in the spring or autumn, which leaves you plenty of time to repair your pavement before the harsh winter weather sets in. Read on for concrete maintenance tips to help you preserve your pavement. Why summer and winter are not good times for concrete crack repair When the weather gets cold, your pavement shrinks. That makes the cracks even wider. If water freezes in the... View Article

Our Top Concrete Cleaning Tips

September 1, 2021

When your patio, driveway or sidewalk is looking less than pristine, it’s time to give it a good scrub. With the right tools and techniques, you can clean off stubborn stains and restore your concrete to a like-new appearance. Here’s how to master concrete maintenance for cleaner pavement. Preparing the patio Before you get started, you should prepare your patio. Move all patio furniture, cars, bikes and other objects off the pavement you want to clean. Use a basic broom or push broom to sweep up debris, dirt and leaves from your pavement. Depending on what kind of shape your... View Article

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