Posts Categorized: Concrete Driveways

Concrete and Corrosion: Why It’s So Resistant to Weather and Erosion

Roman Concrete Structure

Even the casual onlooker knows how durable concrete is. After all, we have walked past concrete buildings that have lasted years and years – even millennia in the case of some structures from the Roman era. But why is concrete so durable and able to resist even centuries of weather and erosion, and is there… Read more »

Common Concrete Problems

At Bergen Mobile Concrete, we always make sure to get the job done right in order to ensure your concrete surfaces remain crack-free. However, you may already have existing concrete structures or surfaces in and around your property that appear to be falling apart. But just how and why does concrete sometimes crack? We’re here… Read more »

Understanding Why Concrete Cracks

Concrete is one of the most commonly used building materials due to its strength and durability. However, it can be very frustrating to find it starting to crack regardless of how long ago it may have been poured. The fact is there are numerous factors that are involved that can lead to concrete cracks, including… Read more »

How to Maximize the Lifespan of Your Concrete Driveway

Thanks to their exceptional durability, concrete driveways typically last years longer than driveways paved with asphalt. Concrete is also stronger than asphalt, which can be beneficial if you regularly park heavy vehicles or equipment in your driveway. That said, no paving material is completely impervious to the elements. Over time, excessive wear can cause concrete… Read more »

Add Some Color to Your Concrete

Add Some Color to Your Concrete

When you think “concrete,” do you automatically picture a boring gray color? We have good news: gray isn’t the only option when it comes to concrete, so if you’re hoping to use it in an interior or exterior remodel, it’s time to reconsider your design plans and think about adding in some colored concrete. Contractors… Read more »

Rock Salt and Concrete: A Bad Winter Combination

Ice can wreak havoc on both roadways and driveways. To combat the ice, many homeowners and trucks throw salt down to make these paved surfaces safer for cars to travel. However, for roads, sidewalks and driveways that are made of concrete, rock salt can actually cause quite a bit of damage. Despite concrete looking like… Read more »

How Populated Travel Can Affect Our Roadways and Infrastructure

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The United States is filled with people, but we already know that. Major cities in the country have problems with roadway congestion and traffic every single day. As we continue to fight the pandemic and limit the amount of travel we do, our minds also should be focused on how we handle our infrastructure for… Read more »

Why is Concrete So Strong?

concrete architecture

Concrete has been used for thousands of years for many applications including architecture. Many concrete buildings across the world have lasted so many years because of the strength and durability they were built with.  It’s a mystery because concrete is made from water and cement mix, so people can’t understand why concrete structures last so… Read more »

The Benefits of a Concrete Driveway

Many homeowners debate on what kind of driveway is best to have regarding the material you put down. Different types of driveways like concrete or asphalt have pros and cons, but we’re here to tell you the benefits of pouring a concrete driveway.  With a concrete driveway, you are able to increase the value of… Read more »

A Concrete Wonder: The Roman Pantheon

Roman Pantheon concrete structure

Concrete has played a major role in architecture for thousands of years. Some of the Roman concrete structures have lasted over 2,000 years, but they have survived the years with a little help from preservation techniques. There is one building that has lasted without any preservation. The Pantheon in the city of Rome has been… Read more »