Concrete Repair and Renovation of Industrial Concrete Infrastructure

Concrete worker   test concrete surface In wake of the current economic situation as well as the devastating natural disasters that have occurred in recent times, repair and renovation of existing structures, especially concrete structures is imperative.

With the fluctuating prices of real estate, many have elected to purchase existing buildings rather than build and more owners opt to update rather than replace existing buildings.

This current trend has re-opened the door to repair and renovation as well as increased awareness of concrete restoration needs.
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Breathe New Life Into Your Development With Resurfaced Concrete

Upscale Apartment concrete parking lot Concrete surfaces are present in a variety of homes, be they personal residences or a large apartment complex. Among other things, concrete driveways, concrete parking areas, and concrete patios are all very common in residences of all kinds.

This is for rather obvious reasons: concrete is an exceptionally sturdy and stable material for construction, and it can offer a very appealing modern look to homes.

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Workability Properties of Self Compacting Concrete Used as Ready-Mixed Concrete

Ready mix concrete poured from a heavy cement mixer If you are looking to repair cracking (spalling) or damaged concrete, you need to understand some of the chemical properties that make up advanced concrete finishing materials. This is a brief guide to some chemicals used in popular ready mix products.
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Which is a Better Driveway: Concrete or Asphalt?

  refinished concrete driveway with decorative stamped pavers Concrete and asphalt both have their own advantages in different situations.  Here are a few questions you may be considering:

  • Which pavement option is better in certain situations?
  • Which is more cost-effective for your driveway or surface?
  • Which lasts longer and has lower maintenance costs?

Which pavement option is better in certain situations?
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Build the Right Concrete Parking Lot For Your Commercial Property

Large concrete parking lot with freshly painted white parking strips

Concrete parking lots are not uncommon in the United States, especially toward the southern region of the country. Toward the northern region, asphalt lots may be more commonly seen.

Asphalt is used more often in the northern region because it is more suitable for colder temperatures and weather. Because it is not as pliable a material, concrete does not typically withstand freezing and thawing cycles in the same way that asphalt does.

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How to Repair a Basement Leak in Your Concrete Foundation

concrete water leak Your home or business has, unfortunately, begun leaking.  Perhaps there was recent flooding in the area.  Perhaps the winter snow is melting.  Or, maybe you really have no idea why the heck there is any leaking at all – there shouldn’t be!

But, for whatever reason, your home’s or business’s basement does leak.  And, you could use this space for storage.  Leaks are often very difficult to repair because it’s really hard to determine their source.
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Advantages To Concrete Staining – How to Properly Stain Concrete

concrete stained floor

Applying concrete stain is not difficult and can transform unsightly old gray surfaces and make them into a pleasing work of art.

Concrete staining is a more viable, long term solution over your floors than paint or concrete epoxy, and provides more options for decoration.

You can do concrete stain for approximately $.50 per sq/ft and have superior durability, ease of cleaning, and a posh look of real stone or marble.
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How to Diagnose and Repair Your Home Concrete Foundation

Cracks in a concrete foundation When examining a winning sports team or a successful corporation, one of the main factors for greatness is a solid foundation. This could constitute a star quarterback and a detail oriented coach or an aggressive sales force, talented engineers and a respected boss.

Your team building success starts with a strong base that will not crumble.
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Resurfacing Common Concrete and Parking Areas of an Apartment Complex

Large apartment concrete surface parking area Are you the Building Manager or Owner of an Apartment Complex and need to have the parking areas or common areas resurfaced?  Have you noticed cracks, chipping, an overall deteriorated look and feel of the parking areas and common areas of you apartment building but aren’t sure where to find someone who can fix the problem?

This can be a common problem among building managers and superintendents as well as the owners.  The problem looks daunting and almost too much to tackle; add to that the possibility of leaks in some of the concrete structure and you might have a real headache on your hands.
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See How Pros Acid Stain Concrete In 9 Simple Steps

Budget acid stained concrete floor with a high sheen Staining concrete has actually been around for many yeas, but is just now gaining popularity. Business owners, homeowners, and designers are attracted to acid-stained concrete because of the unique look that can be created when different colors of stain are combined.

It’s also possible to achieve an expensive-looking marble, stone, or granite look on a tight budget, and acid staining is much more affordable than actually purchasing those materials.

If you want a basic design that does the job, this is something you can do yourself. However, by hiring a professional contractor, you may receive a much more attractive final product without getting your knees and elbows dirty.
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