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 »

Stamped Concrete Maintenance 101

Stamped Concrete

Stamped concrete has added inherent strength and endurance over conventional concrete. When properly installed and maintained, even when exposed to harsh winter weather conditions, stamped concrete is much stronger than many of the most common decorative stone alternatives, and provides a consistent, stable option for outdoor patios, walkways and more. A complete concrete installation will include… Read more »

Concrete Counters a Top 2016 Kitchen Trend

Concrete is one of the hottest materials in kitchen design for 2016 and 2017, the interior design experts at the news and trends site InteriorZine.com recently wrote. While concrete has long been seen as a structural building material, it has begun to make its way inside the house of late. With an interesting texture and… Read more »

Clear the Snow with Concrete Experts this Winter

Winter means snowfall in most parts of the country, and it’s especially true here in Minnesota where the arctic winds from Canada keep the air and the ground cold enough for snow for nearly half of the year. Removing all that snow is just part of normal life. People need to get to work, kids… Read more »

UK-Based Company Develops New, Highly Absorbent Concrete

UK-Based Company Develops New, Highly Absorbent Concrete

From Texas to Maine, 2015 has seen a number of flash flooding incidents that have left towns all across the country under water. Soon, however, thanks to a recent innovation from the British building materials company Tarmac, some of these towns may be able to pave their streets, sidewalks, and parking lots in a new… Read more »

Concrete Vs. Cement: What’s the Difference, Anyway?

Concrete Vs. Cement: What’s the Difference, Anyway?

These days, you hear the words cement and concrete get thrown around as if they’re pretty much interchangeable to some people. In fact, cement is actually just one component of concrete. You wouldn’t have much luck building anything with cement alone. You might think of cement as the glue that holds the other parts of… Read more »

Understanding the Virtues of Concrete Countertops

Understanding the Virtues of Concrete Countertops

In just a few short years, concrete has emerged to become one of the most popular countertop options in contemporary kitchen design. Even a decade ago, you’d be hard pressed to find a countertop made of concrete in most kitchens. Rather, many homeowners favored affordable laminate options or high-end granite. So why has concrete seen… Read more »

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Garage Floor

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Garage Floor

With the change of seasons comes spring cleaning time. One of the areas that sees some of the worst wear from winter is your garage floor. After a long, cold and snowy Minnesotan winter, your garage floor is probably coated with dirt and grime from melted snow, not to mention road salt and vehicle oil… Read more »

Why Choose Concrete for Your Driveway

Concrete Driveway - 2 Car Garage

If you’re thinking about freshly paving or repaving your driveway, one of the first decisions you have to make is what material to use – concrete or asphalt? There are pros and cons to each, but in the cold climate of Minnesota, concrete can’t be beat. Concrete paving is typically somewhat more labor intensive than… Read more »