Posts Categorized: Pouring Concrete

Increasing Traction on Concrete Surfaces

Increasing Traction on Concrete Surfaces

There are a number of benefits to having a concrete driveway, but just like many other types of surfaces, concrete can quickly become slippery in the winter. As snow and ice piles up in the coming months, your driveway can become a safety hazard. However, there are a few preventative measures you can take to… Read more »

Temperature and Concrete: Know How Weather Affects Your Pour

Concrete Pouring in Cold Weather

Concrete is such a common material for foundations, slabs, sidewalks and other construction projects that it is easy to forget it needs to be poured under the right circumstances. The weather, and particularly the temperature, plays a significant role in allowing concrete to set properly. Here’s how the weather affects your pour. Cold weather presents… Read more »

Safety Tips for Working With Concrete

Safety Tips for Working With Concrete

Are you planning on pouring a new concrete driveway, patio or walkway outside your home or business? Concrete is an excellent option for all these applications and more. But before you start a DIY paving project, it’s important to take the proper safety precautions. Here are a few general guidelines that you should follow at… Read more »

Creative Uses of Concrete

Concrete Designing

Concrete is an amazingly useful construction material that can be fabricated into many facades and fixtures. Some of these creations even have practical applications, while others are stunning works of art that belies the usual industrial nature of this material. A quick browse around the Internet can help anyone find interesting ideas for concrete renovations… Read more »

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 »

Concrete Patio Maintenance for the Summer

Concrete patio

Homeowners who have a concrete patio on their property know how important proper upkeep is. Not only will it keep your patio looking its best, but it can save you big in the long run. We understand maintaining your property’s patio may not be on the top of your to-do list, but putting an emphasis… 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 »

Stamping Concrete: Intricate Looks, Simple Process

Stamped Concrete

Laying down a brick or stone patio in your backyard will look fabulous, but it can also be quite expensive to install. That’s why many homeowners turn to a much simpler concrete patio. However, there is a solution that offers a balance between the great look of brick with the price and convenience of concrete:… 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 »