How to Melt Ice on Your Driveway Without Salt

Icy Driveway

Anyone who lives in a colder climate is well-accustomed to seeing rock salt in the winter time. However, not many people realize the significant damage salt can cause on concrete and asphalt pavements. In fact, using rock salt as a deicing agent can lead to defoliation of plant life and post a threat to pets… Read more »

Why Choose Concrete Flooring for Your Garage

Garage Concrete Floors

Concrete flooring has become a staple in every workspace. Why? It’s extremely durable Concrete can withstand a lot, without cracking under pressure. After all, that’s why it’s often used for garages and utility areas, so it can hold cars, forklifts and other heavy machinery. This same durability holds up against high heels, furniture, and pets…. Read more »

What to Consider When Choosing Your Kitchen Countertop

Concrete Countertops MN

In the market for some new kitchen countertops? It can be easy to go on aesthetics alone, but durability, cost, and other factors should help you in your decision. Read on for some things to consider when choosing your kitchen countertop! Find your fit If you have young children who make a lot of mess,… Read more »

How to Use Concrete in Every Part of Your Home

Decorative Concrete Countertops

When homeowners hear the word ‘concrete,’ they often just think outside: concrete is typically used to pave driveways or balance out sidewalks. Right? Wrong! Concrete does make a reliable and stylish driveway, but it can also be used in other parts of your home! It can be used in very unique ways, offering a host… Read more »

Caring for Your Concrete Driveway: 3 Easy Maintenance Tips

How to Take Care of Your Concrete Driveway

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’s… Read more »

How to Plan a Successful Driveway Layout

Planning a Driveway Layout for Your House

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 driveway… Read more »

What’s Causing My Driveway to Sink and Crack?

Cracked Concrete Driveway in MN

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 your… Read more »

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 new… Read more »

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 unmask… Read more »

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 kinds… Read more »