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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

Our Top Summer Concrete Maintenance Tips

August 2, 2021

We’re currently approaching the dog days of summer, and that means lots of sun and consistent hot and humid weather. When you think of wear and tear on your concrete surfaces, you probably think of rain, ice, hail and snow. But consistent sunlight beating down on your home’s concrete can wear on it, too. So, what can you do to take care of your concrete in the summer? There are several things you can do to help preserve and prolong your concrete’s lifespan. Here are some summer concrete maintenance tips from our experts. Keep it clean In the same way... 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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