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Maintaining Concrete Surfaces in Large Office Parks and Private Buildings

When it comes to industrial parks, large offices, and retail establishments, there is no material more popular than concrete. Concrete is everywhere in these places, as it is a structurally sound, secure, trustworthy, and aesthetically pleasing material for large buildings. … Continue reading

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How to Successfully Build and Install a Concrete Counter Top

As an adventurous type, you’re the type of individual who’s excited to learn new things and take on new challenges.  You’re pretty handy on your own, so you’ve decided to take on the task of building and installing a concrete counter top. … Continue reading

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Home Concrete Staining Basics

Many homes have large, unfinished basements and enclosed garages with standard concrete floors. Design trends have been incorporating fixing up existing concrete with acid stains, rather than trying to hide the floor with carpet or wood. Basics of Acid Concrete … Continue reading

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How to Permanently Repair Spalling and Cracked Concrete

If your concrete has small pits that collect puddles and seems to be cracking and crumbling, then the mixture used to create the concrete mix contained too much water.  “Spalling” is the professional term used to describe this event.  How … Continue reading

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How to Repair Your Concrete Driveway

A crack in your concrete driveway can be returned to like-new quality With the right tools. Weather and other natural elements can harm your concrete driveway surface and heavy vehicles and ground water can erode the foundation and cause cracks. … Continue reading

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Advantages of Using Decorative Concrete Overlays

Decorative Concrete Overlays are a relatively new technique to create economical building materials that have a professional look and long lasting finish. To add creativity to concrete projects, homeowners can utilize the skills of a decorative concrete contractor and a … Continue reading

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Why Use Concrete Epoxy Seal Coatings for Commercial Flooring

We have the best resources for commercial concrete flooring with information to help you stay current with the latest trends. No longer should your office, shop or warehouse have bare concrete floors. Without a custom surface, concrete floors break down, … Continue reading

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Repairing Cracks in Concrete Foundations Causing Water Leaks

The foundation of a home or building structure can fail because water in the surrounding soil is a constant pressure on basement and foundation walls, naturally creating a source for cracks in the concrete. Signs of Concrete Foundation Cracks Water … Continue reading

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How to Repair Cracks in Concrete Walls

Repairing a crack in a concrete wall requires a clean surface area and a repair mixture of Portland Cement. If you do it yourself, the cost will be lower and you will have the satisfaction of doing a job yourself. … Continue reading

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How Often Does Concrete Need to be Sealed?

How often concrete needs to be sealed is dependent upon several factors. Some of these include: the life of the sealer applied, outdoor elements, and the vehicle or pedestrian traffic on the concrete surface. Warehouses, driveways, concrete in frequent contact … Continue reading

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