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Understanding Concrete Surface Preparation

Concrete, a durable, versatile material if ever there was one, is showing up all over the place in new constructions and in remodels. Though its use in commercial and industrial settings has been common for quite some time, newer applications have been found for concrete that are quickly gaining a stronghold in residential settings. In…

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How to Solve Concrete Dusting

Concrete dusting can result from a bad water-to-cement ratio, faulty finishing techniques, age or weak cement. Here’s what to do if you notice your patio, driveway or walkway beginning to dust: Test your concrete. Structural engineers or concrete laboratories can test your cement’s strength. Most testing requires drilling a six-inch core from your driveway and…

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Keep Your Concrete Mold Free

Unsightly concrete mold can detract from the charm of your patios, porches and walkways. Here’s how to to keep mold away from your home:  You’ll need: Water Bleach Bucket Scrubbing brush Rubber gloves Remove the mold: Step 1: Put on old or already-stained clothing and rubber gloves. Step 2: Add 1 part bleach to 4…

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Concrete Cleaning

Concrete Cleaning: An Easy Makeover For Your Exterior

Every year, you go through the garage and chuck out the old, rusted bicycle parts and the broken garden tools. But if you really want to clean up that space, concrete cleaning is a great way to make your garage or driveway look like new. How Deep is Your Clean? The first thing to determine…

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Concrete Flooring

Concrete Flooring – Solid as a Rock

If you have a home, chances are you’ve got at least one concrete floor. There is something to be said for a material that can withstand all types of traffic, as well as weather anything Mother Nature might have in store. Unfortunately, what a concrete floor has in durability, it sorely lacks in pizzazz. While…

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Stamped Concrete Driveway

Spruce Up with Decorative Concrete Resurfacing

When most homeowners think concrete, images of plain, gray slabs often come to mind. What most homeowners don’t realize is that the budding industry of decorative concrete resurfacing is revolutionizing the industry. Those drab slabs are being replaced and resurfaced with acid staining, decorative etching, concrete stamping, concrete dyes, acid etching, and concrete stenciling. If…

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Cracked Concrete Foundation

Concrete Foundation Problems

Concrete foundations are the standard in modern construction for a reason. There is simply no other material that can do the job the way that concrete does. In its liquid form, it is extremely versatile and convenient to use. Once it turns solid, it becomes incredibly strong and can last for a very long time….

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Concrete foundation

Concrete Foundations

While concrete foundations are one of the very best kinds of foundations out there, its stability relies on proper site preparation. Soil and slope are the two biggest factors to ensure you get a solid, long-lasting foundation, but other climate conditions, weight bearing, and basements can also be important considerations for your concrete foundation. Concrete…

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Concrete flooring

Concrete Flooring is a Viable, Cost-Effective Alternative

Today’s flooring market is seeing an ever-increasing variety of options. Woods such as bamboo and cork are taking their place alongside more traditional materials, and tile is making a big comeback. That said, concrete is a viable alternative to traditional flooring materials that you may not have considered. Concrete flooring is expanding from its traditional…

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