Caring for Your Concrete Driveway: 3 Easy Maintenance Tips

Caring for Your Concrete Driveway: 3 Easy Maintenance Tips

Your driveway endures a lot of traffic, whether that means parked cars, running children, etc. Even though it’s one of the most used areas of your home, it’s not typically an area that we pay a lot of attention to unless there is an unsightly or urgent issue that needs to be resolved. However, that’sContinue Reading

How to Plan a Successful Driveway Layout

How to Plan a Successful Driveway Layout

Driveways play a vital role in how we access our homes each day. Not to mention they add to our homes’ practicality and curb appeal, which also proves valuable. Planning a successful driveway layout requires that you take into account factors such as size and slope, layout, materials and required maintenance! Size up your drivewayContinue Reading

What’s Causing My Driveway to Sink and Crack?

What’s Causing My Driveway to Sink and Crack?

Over time, many homeowners find cracks and other issues in their concrete driveway. As the material breaks down and separates, these unsightly divots can prove frustrating. While winter weather is the number one cause of sunken and cracked driveways, there are many reasons why it could be happening at your home! A flaw in yourContinue Reading

3 Tips for Preparing for a Kitchen Countertop Installation

3 Tips for Preparing for a Kitchen Countertop Installation

Installing new countertops in your kitchen is one of the most effective ways to freshen up the space and make it more usable for you and your family. But before you can have countertops installed, you should prepare your home for it. Here are several things you should do to prep your kitchen for newContinue Reading

The Science behind Ancient Roman Concrete

The Science behind Ancient Roman Concrete

When you think of impressive architecture and strong building materials, the Ancient Roman times probably come to mind. Many concrete buildings, roads, and harbors are in place more than 2,000 years after their construction despite natural disasters, weather, war, and more. But what makes Ancient Roman concrete so strong and amazingly durable? Here we unmaskContinue Reading

Exploring Concrete Architecture

Exploring Concrete Architecture

Concrete has been around for thousands of years now, and human beings have used it to build all kinds of structures. But it wasn’t until around the 1950s that a new style of architecture called “brutalism” was born. Brutalist architecture involves using raw concrete to create structures, and it has been incorporated into all kindsContinue Reading

MIT Students Create Stronger Concrete from Plastic Bottles

MIT Students Create Stronger Concrete from Plastic Bottles

According to a study published in the Journal of Waste Management, MIT students found a way to produce concrete 20 percent sturdier than regular concrete. The group of student engineers discovered that when plastic from regular soda bottles was exposed to gamma radiation, it created a powerful substance which, when crushed, could be added toContinue Reading

Leaf, Acorn and Pinecone Stains: Getting the Marks of Fall Off Your Driveway

Leaf, Acorn and Pinecone Stains: Getting the Marks of Fall Off Your Driveway

The majority of driveways are surfaced with either concrete or asphalt to make a durable surface. As we’ve covered, concrete is an excellent driveway surface material that will last for many years. The lighter color of concrete, however, does make it susceptible to organic stains from things like leaves, acorns and pinecones that fall offContinue Reading

Why You Should Power Wash Your Concrete Surfaces this Fall

Why You Should Power Wash Your Concrete Surfaces this Fall

Do you absolutely hate the way that your concrete driveway, patio or walkway looks? There’s a really simple way that you can fix that and start taking pride in your concrete surface again. By power washing your concrete, you can bring it back to life and make it look like brand new again. Dirt, oil,Continue Reading

Three Advantages of Concrete Counters

Three Advantages of Concrete Counters

Concrete countertops are an increasingly popular choice, not just for kitchens, but also baths and other areas of the home. Not only does concrete look great, but it also offers a range of additional benefits for buyers. Let’s take a closer look at three of the leading advantages of choosing concrete for your next project.Continue Reading