Scientists Invent New Ice-Free Concrete With Extra Benefit

Ice-Free Concrete

Two engineers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have invented an incredible new kind of concrete that is able to melt away snow and ice. The concrete was developed by Christopher Tuan and Lim Nguyen, and while it’s actually a very cost-effective type of concrete, it has some pretty amazing properties that weren’t originally intended. The… Read more »

Winter ‘A-Salt’ – Why to Not Use Rock Salt on Concrete this Winter

Winter ‘A-Salt’ - Why to Not Use Rock Salt on Concrete this Winter

Let’s face it. Snow is a hassle. When it comes down, it can come down hard, and before you know it your driveway, sidewalk and patio is covered in feet of the white stuff. Then comes the ice, and depending on the temperature and density, ice can be even harder to remove and more dangerous… Read more »

New Type of Concrete Could Offer New Options

Flexible Concrete

To the layman, concrete may all appear the same, but the truth is the concrete industry continues to evolve and innovate. As Archinect recently reported, researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore invented a type of concrete that is not only bendable, but stronger than traditional concrete. While that alone is amazing, the scientists’ creation,… Read more »

Four Ways to Create a Unique Look with Concrete

Some might say concrete is colorless, dull and boring, while others – like the professionals at Templin Concrete Construction – might say that it’s anything but! We know how to make concrete visually appealing and truly unique using decorative concrete techniques and styles! Concrete can be used to create just about anything, from driveways and… Read more »

All You Need to Know About Sealing Concrete

Concrete is an investment worth taking care of and should last for a long time with the proper maintenance and TLC. If you want your concrete driveway, patio or flooring to withstand years of use and wear while still looking great, you should consider sealing it. Sealing your concrete offers many benefits that will keep… Read more »

Why You Should Choose Concrete for Your Kitchen Counters

Homeowners are always using their countertops for preparing meals, baking, chopping vegetables and entertaining. Aside from your appliances, they seem to get the most use out of everything else in a kitchen. It’s important to ensure the countertops you choose to install or replace are long lasting and designed to withstand many future dinner party… Read more »

Maximizing the Strength and Durability of Your Pour

You trust your concrete to be strong. You trust your concrete to withstand harsh weather elements and climates such as snow, ice, rain and extremely hot and cold temperatures. You trust your concrete to withstand heavy tension, and to look its best for many years to come, but do you know how to maximize the… Read more »

Spring Cleaning: Not Just Inside Your Home

Although concrete is pretty maintenance free, you should take some steps this spring to make sure your driveway stays as undiminished and welcoming as possible. After all, your driveway is the welcome mat of your home. Here are a few things to check now that the snow has cleared. Spring Cleaning De-Icer During the winter,… Read more »