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Local Codes For Designing an Outdoor Concrete Patio with Hot Tub

A backyard hot tub can make any concrete patio area functional and enjoyable, so it is important to carefully plan on where you will situate it during the landscaping process. This works the same way other indoor home improvement projects. … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Preparation Method for Your Concrete Floor Coating

Coatings can improve the appearance and extend the useful life of your concrete surface and can be a low cost way to make a large improvement to an old and dull area of your building. If you’re leaving it to … Continue reading

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7 Questions to Ask your Concrete Contractor

Your concrete needs work.  You don’t have the time to do it.  Neither do you have the desire to do it.  But, somebody has to do the job.  So, now it is time to hire a concrete contractor. You probably … Continue reading

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How to Care for a Concrete Driveway

One of the biggest benefits of concrete driveways or parking areas involves the relatively low level of maintenance either will need over their lifetime.  Although concrete surfaces come close to being maintenance-free, nothing is totally maintenance-free. Now that you’ve spent … Continue reading

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Benefits of Polished Concrete Floors In New Buildings

Polished Concrete has become the standard in new construction and the first choice for owners who are renovating concrete floors. There are many factors that have contributed to this dynamic shift in floor design and demands. Environmental, durability, and economic … Continue reading

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How to Install a Decorative Concrete Overlay

Concrete can be used as an economical alternative to expensive material such as granite, and is long lasting, durable and very customizable. Concrete coatings can transform drab gray concrete into beautiful art. A great option is a concrete overlay, which … Continue reading

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Concrete Restoration for Large Buildings

Concrete seems as if it should last forever.  With amazing strength, durability and wide range of uses in our lives every day, we see concrete as a material that is basically maintenance free and seemingly indestructible.  However the reality of … Continue reading

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Concrete Flooring: Cleaning, Staining, Sealing

Concrete flooring can be a wise choice for any homeowner or anyone diving into a home improvement project. Unlike carpet, tile, linoleum or many other types of flooring, poured concrete doesn’t need to be replaced as often (or at all) … Continue reading

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How You can Fix a Concrete Garden Statue or Birdbath

Ever wonder how to repair that old leaking birdbath in your back yard? I’m sure the birds would appreciate it if their bath actually held bathing water for more than an hour. Or perhaps your favorite concrete garden gnome is … Continue reading

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How to Install a Concrete Patio and Leveling Concrete Surfaces

Just about anyone can install a concrete patio on their own.  So, why do so many hire a concrete contractor to do the job? Because it’s time-consuming and it’s hard, back-breaking labor!  You can do the work on your own, … Continue reading

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